I’m Reverend Dominic Taranowski and I’d like to welcome you to the First Congregational Church in Melrose, United Church of Christ. A lot of churches say “come as you are,” but we really mean it. It doesn’t matter your age or your background or your story: you are welcome here. We’re an intergenerational church with something for everyone: from our vibrant worship service on Sunday morning, to our Sunday school program, to our mission work, to our public advocacy presence. We’re always about the work of faith formation and discipleship.
We strive to create a deeper relationship with God but also an outward expression of that faith in the wider world. The church provides opportunities for both of those. You can renew and strengthen your relationship with God and also find ways to live out that faith on a daily basis. We are a casual, committed, progressive church and we welcome you here.
See you in church!
During the summer, First Congregational Church worships with other Melrose churches in the month of July. Please see our worship schedule below.
Summer church office hours for July 1 to Labor Day are: Monday and Tuesday 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Phone messages and emails will be monitored so feel free to leave a message if you need to reach the office at other times: click here for contact information.
Sunday, July 8
10:00 AM – Union Service at Green Street Baptist
Sunday, July 15
10:00 AM – Union Service at First Congregational Church
Sunday, July 22
10:00 AM – Union Service at First United Methodist
Sunday, July 29
10:00 AM – Union Service at Highlands Congregational Church
August – No services
Monday, September 3 – Labor Day
Sunday, September 9
Welcome Back Sunday
10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School
Sunday School Registration
In depth review
Church blogger George Parks recently attended our congregation and had this to say: “This is a warm, active, community church, that provides space for personal growth and contemplation, as well as advocacy for the greater good of the community. Melrose and the surrounding communities are very lucky to have FCC of Melrose contributing to the greater good.” Read his review here.