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!
The Christmas season has been busy for us. Earlier in December we hosted Melrose for their annual Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair. On Sunday, the middle and high school youth delivered a carload of donations to the City Mission Society Gift drive in Winchester and stayed for two hours helping with the inventory and sorting of donations. Their donations include three blankets they had made during Sunday School Class. We also have a caroling group that recently performed at Fitch Home.
“I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.”
First Congregational Church in Melrose invites you to Christmas Eve service on Sunday, December 24 at 7pm.
The service will feature traditional Christmas music with our choir and organist accompanied by trumpet.
Babysitting will be available during the service.
We hope that you will join us for this special night as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.