Click here for the current COVID Re-Opening Status.

Phase 1

The current COVID incidence rate* means that we are in Re-Opening Phase 1 per our policy. This means the following:

No indoor gatherings. We’re sorry, but to keep you and our whole community safe at this high rate of COVID, no First Church gatherings are permitted indoors.

Outdoor gatherings of any sized-group are welcome. You must be masked, distanced six feet, and your outdoor space must have appropriate capacity for the size of your group.

Sunday Service Options:

Online Sunday Services: 10:00 a.m. On our YouTube channel.
The 60-minute format with Worship Associate chat hosts that we’ve had last church year.

New! Afternoon Zoom Watch Parties: 4:00 p.m. each Sunday. On Zoom.
This 30-minute Sunday Service features the sermon and Worship Associate story from that morning and music curated by our music directors. For the secure Zoom link, click here.

New! Outdoor Monthly Sunday Service or Ritual:

  • September 12, Ingathering Sunday, 1:00 p.m., South Shore Park. Join us for a 30-minute Water Ritual.
  • October 3, 10:00 a.m., Kadish Park. Join us for full Sunday Service. Find details here.
  • November 14, 10:00 a.m., Lake Park. Full Sunday Service with the same message as the online service.
  • Online worship at 10:00 a.m. and Zoom Watch Party at 4:00 p.m. will also be held per normal.

First Church COVID Resources:

  • COVID Re-open Phases Poster – handy for your fridge!
  • First Church website home page – updated weekly, you can always find the current COVID re-open phase here.
  • Complete COVID Re-open Policy & Precautions.
  • Articles about our COVID policies and navigating safety and our values.


*Milwaukee County COVID incidence rate is greater than 100 per 100,000 cases.