Our office is closed indefinitely due to Covid-19.

You may call or email the church office between

8am & noon, Mon-Fri 

at 605-886-6994 or ucc1wtn@midco.net

We are back to in-person worship,

 join us every Sunday at 10AM!



Welcome, and thank you for visiting First Congregational United Church of Christ online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available. Please feel free to read more about our church on this site, or come in for a visit. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.

Our Mission

We resolve to Love,

agree to disagree and unite to serve,

For God is still speaking.



Our church offers a traditional setting for your most sacred celebration.



Services are held in the Sanctuary on Sunday morning. Worship starts at 10am.

Youth Church is Wednesday Nights at 6pm.

Any additional services will be announced in the bulletin, newsletter, Facebook and on calendar page of the website .

New Pictorial Directory 


We will be working on taking photos to put in a new directory for the church.

They will be snap shots taken at church before or after services. This will not be a fancy professional project. Just a simple snap shot so people joining the church will have an idea of who is who!

It will be an ongoing process and there are no specific time lines.


Thanks for your cooperation,

                                       Dawn Engel 


Greetings from Placerville Camp!

Buy a Placerville Camping Chair!


This summer you are invited to order a beautifully handcrafted, wooden Placerville Camp folding chair! To purchase one, send a $40 check to Placerville Camp and Retreat Center (13801 W Hwy 44 Rapid City, SD 57702) made out to "Placerville Camp" with “Placerville Camp Chair” in the memo. Chairs will be available for pickup at the SD Conference Annual Meeting and alternative plans will be made if the buyer can’t make it to the meeting or the meeting is further postponed. Shipping and handling may need to be added to the price if the chair must be shipped. 

Getting the information out to you that the SD Conference Board of Directors and the Placerville Camp Committee have decided to close Placerville for the months of July and August.  This is in addition to the previous decision to close down for May and June.  We will evaluate towards the end of July as to any further months and the possibility of keeping the camp closed.


We will be implementing some kind of fund raiser to help pay for the on-going monthly expenses of Placerville.  One avenue we are taking as a camp committee, will be starting a 200 Club.  To help get the camp through this unprecedented year, and starting on our next 100 years, we will be asking folks to donate $200 to the camp to help with the expenses that occur without campers.   


Thank you for your prayers and understanding.


Kerry Steever, Director

Placerville Camp


Good Books 

Our next book selection will be White Fragility: 

"Why Its So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism"  by Robin D'Angelo. 

We will be starting this book soon, we will let everyone know when our next meeting will be.

We meet on Sunday afternoon's at 4 in the pastor's office.

Have you stopped by the book exchange in the Fellowship Hall?  Are you looking for a book to read? Or have some that you have already read? Please drop them off.  We have books for all ages, adults, teens, and in-between’s. We also have a puzzle and movie exchange. Stop by, take a look, ~~ take a book…    

Picnic 2018

Come and Enjoy our Labyrinth.




Check out the Calendar page.

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First Congregational United Church of Christ

PO Box 111 - 121 1st Ave SE Watertown, SD 57201


ucc1wtn@midco.net - Office Email

uccwatertownpastor@midco.net - Pastor's Email

Office Hours M-F 8am - Noon

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