An Open & Affirming Congregation of the UCC
All Are Welcome!
All means All!

“No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here – to explore your faith, to meet new people, and to strengthen your relationship with God”

408 Cedar St, Wallace, ID 83873
(208) 753-6351


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The First Congregational Church of Wallace was formed in 1898, the same year Wallace became Shoshone County seat. Support for the new church came from the Congregational Home Missionary Society along with the members of the church.

The church met in a tent on the corner of Third and Bank Streets as long as the weather allowed and then met in various homes during the winter.

Lots for the church were purchased, with the help of the Congregational Building Society, on the corner of Fourth and Cedar Streets in 1903 and construction of a church building was begun shortly thereafter. A pipe organ was purchased in 1906 and a parsonage was built next door to the church in 1913.

In 1957 the old church and parsonage were demolished to build our current home. The new church was designed to house a growing congregation that included a 250+ member Sunday School and a 60+ member youth organization known as Pilgrim Fellowship.

Also in 1957, the national body of Congregational Christian Churches joined with the Evangelical and Reformed Church to form the United Church of Christ. The congregation voted that same year to join the UCC. We are a part of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the UCC.

We have a long history as a church serving our community through the booms and busts of this unique mining town.

We are a UCC Church, which means we seek a just world for all and value the unity of the church.

We are also a local, congregational church. We are a community that exists to serve our neighbors in Wallace and beyond. We worship together, learn together, and grow together in faith and love. 

We are a church that celebrates life and gathers regularly for worship.

As an Open & Affirming congregation in the UCC, we welcome All into our fellowship not with conditions, not if they repent or renounce who they are, not if they share our theology but because All persons are Children of God.

Our worship services include: 

  • Singing psalms and hymns
  • Hearing God’s word in scripture and sermon
  • Sharing and praying for needs
  • Praising God in the Doxology and going out to serve 

Come and join us!


What is the dress code?
Come as you are!

How long is worship?
About an hour.

What Bible do you use?
New Revised Sstandard Version.

What is worship like?
We sing psalms and hymns with piano, organ or guitar. Our hand bell choir often performs too.

Is your church wheelchair accessible?
Yes! Find our ramp on the south side of our building adjacent to the alley.

Do you offer childcare?
No, we strive for everyone to be involved in worship. If you need some more space to move and make some noise, we have a glassed in room behind the sanctuary. From there you can still see and hear the service.

What’s parking like?
Our church is located in Wallace’s historic district, so we do not have a parking lot. However, there is plenty of street parking available nearby, and we have a handicap reserved spot in front of the church. 

Are you available for events?
Yes! Contact us.

Can I take the Lord’s Supper?
It is our conviction that the table is open to all regardless of your church membership. We celebrate the Eucharist at least once a month in bread and wine.

What do you believe?
All kinds of things. We have no test of faith for participation or membership. One important expression of our faith is the United Church Statement of Faith. We count the New England Pilgrims & Puritans among our predecessors. You may also read our constitution (see menu above). As a church focused on our local community we are quick to welcome people with a variety of theological convictions, without letting lesser issues get in the way of our fellowship.



As a congregation, we are deeply committed to the life of our community.

  • We make our building available for a wide variety of community events – weddings, funerals, arts events, etc.
  • We are active supporters of our local food bank.
  • We host the Wallace Christmas Fund operation in our building.
  • We offer support for emergency services.
  • We have hosted Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, PEO, etc. as the need arises.
  • We have sponsored a monthly free chili supper for the community on occasion.


To meet emergency needs such as food, housing, and transportation, visit the Shoshone County Courthouse for help from the Christian Aid Fund. On weekends, visit the Sheriff’s Office.