United Church of Christ: History of Firsts
We are proud to be a part of the United Church of Christ, which has a long and amazing history - including being one of the first American organizations to take a stand against slavery (1700), having the first woman ordained as a Christian minister (1853) and the ordination of the first openly gay Christian minister (1972).
To see more of our history of firsts, visit: http://www.ucc.org/about-us/ucc-firsts.html
Fairfax Community Church History
On December 9, 1919, a small group of Christian women were invited to the home of Mrs. Paulson (see picture below) to talk about how a Protestant Christian church might be started in Fairfax. At the end of two years, this determined group of tireless women had earned enough to buy two lots on Park road. To make the project more attractive to generous donors, it was decided to construct a combination church, community center and Masonic Hall. It eventually also housed the first Fairfax Town Hall. More to come!