First Congregational
United Church of Christ
Algona, Iowa

... where no one is a stranger and all are welcome

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"You are the body of Christ.  Each of you is a part of it." 
(I Corinthians 12:27)

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  • Until Dec. 31, 2023 = Sunday 10:00am
  • Starting Jan 7, 2024 = 10:30am

315 S. Moore; Algona, IA  50511

The church is located at the corner of McGregor
and Moore, just south of downtown Algona.

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Rev. Chris Burtnett,
who has been serving our church since 2014.


If you have any questions about our service
please do not hesitate to contact us:
Telephone: 515-822-9314

Check out our welcome sign.
Everybody is welcome here!



Our Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the First Congregational United Church of Christ of Algona, Iowa is to be an alive and growing family of faith in God, the God whom we know through Jesus Christ and who has given us in Jesus the image of what human life is meant to be.

We strive to mature in faith by encouraging the free exploration of our Christian beliefs so that our faith will be more relevant to our individual lives and to the society in which we live.

With friendship and understanding, we find strength in the diversity of the interests and backgrounds of our members. We welcome all persons who would seek with us answers to lifeís ultimate questions.

We take love to be the heart of the Gospel of Jesus and the unifying force in our church. Therefore, we celebrate Godís love and blessings in worship. We nurture one another through acceptance, caring, and sharing. We reach out beyond ourselves to the needs of others, to promote justice and to witness to Godís love.

In all that we do, we seek to continue our heritage of being a pioneering people in a changing world.

We are the oldest church in Algona.  Click here to read about our church's history.

Pictures from around the outside of our church


Our church is known for its beautiful stained glass.  Click here to see it.

Our services include music, readings and prayers by lay people, a time for children and the young at heart,
and an opportunity to share joys, concerns, and prayer intentions.

Our church members work hard to maintain our historic building and grounds.


No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.
We are an open and affirming congregation.

Letter to the Editor from a community member that appeared in the Kossuth County Advance in July, 2023