Church Calendar

All Events Take Place At the Church

Building Use

The life of the congregation and the church building is not limited to Sundays.  Our facilities are great for groups.  Our building is accessible for all abilities, and the large parking lot is ideal for many types of gatherings.  There is no charge for nonprofit groups, but donations are appreciated to cover the cost of custodial service and general maintenance.

If you are interested in using the building, please complete the building use form by clicking the link - First Congregational UCC Building Use Form.  Then send it to the church via e-mail at, or via USPS at 171 West Pulteney Street, Corning NY  14830.  

  • Bell Choir

    Weekly every Wednesday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    The Bell Choir usually performs monthly from September through June.  

  • Choir Rehearsal

    Weekly every Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    All are welcome to join our chancel choir.  The chancel choir performs during worship from September - June.  If you are interested in joining contact  

  • Bone Builders

    Weekly every Monday and Friday, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

    Exercise program for adults designed to improve muscle strength and protect bones as we age.  No fee. Weights provided.  

    Contact: Darlene Auckland at

  • TGFE Thank God for Evolution

    Monthly every first Sunday, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Thank God for Evolution is the title of a book by the Reverend MIchael Dowd that is subtitled How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your LIfe and Our World. We use this book as a jumping off point for very open discussions regarding what it means to be a person of faith in the 21st century.  The group has been meeting for eleven years and we seem to have no trouble determining a monthly agenda!  Everyone, regardless of age or wherever you are on your faith journey (sound familiar?) is welcome!  For more information click on this link TGFE Meets at FCUCC.

    Contact: Gary McCaslin at or explore Michael's website where he has provided videos, sermons and essays.  

  • TransParent

    Monthly every second Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    These meetings provide support and resources to parents and caregivers of gender independent children of any age.  For more information  

  • Scottish American Society

    Monthly on the second Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  

    The Scottish American Society of the Southern Tier is a group of people who are of Scottish descent or who have an interest in Scottish culture.  The purpose of the society, founded in 1976, is to preserve and encourage interest in the cultural heritage of Scottish-American peoples and to perpetuate the cordial relationship existing between Scotland the the United States.  

  • Brass Works

    Weekly every Sunday, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

    Corning Brass Works was formed in 1976 by Brad Kinsman, a french horn player.  We practiced at the Painted Post Baptist Church until Brad died and then moved to the welcoming Corning First Congregational UCC.  Our five-part brass ensemble performs at weddings, funerals, engagements, CCC graduations, and each year at the Painted Post Baptist Church on Palm Sunday.  It does not cost much to get us to play, but it costs a lot to get us to stop!  

    Contact John Brown: 607/3724 or Jim Ellison: 607/207-6135 if you have questions or an event you would want five-part brass ensemble music.