Latest Blog

  • Welcome Back Sunday ’22! (9/6/2022)

  • Join us for worship on September 11 at 10 am, followed by Victorian Fair Activities! (9/6/2022)

    Please join us as we return to worship and begin our new program year on Sunday, September 11 at 10 am, followed by coffee hour.  We have a lot in store to welcome everyone back and to invite the wider community to our church!

    Our Victorian Fair activities will take place on the church grounds from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.  During this time, we will have an open house at our church to welcome those attending activities on Main Street.  Rev. Dominic along with others will be available to greet those who stop by and introduce them to our church as we offer:

    • A Chili Cook Off Tasting
    • A 50/50 Raffle
    • Themed Basket Raffles
    • Mystery Bags for Children
    • A Cupcake and Snack Table
    • Fun Backdrops for Photos
    • A Craft Table
    • Free Water
    • Free Parking
    • Free Restrooms

    We will have ample information about our church available including video presentations in the Narthex.

    Our hope is to make this a growing annual event so get in on the ground floor!  If you would like to volunteer to help out, please contact Rev. Dominic or the Church Office.  Most importantly, just stop by that day to take part in the festivities after worship!

    See you there!

  • Covid Protocol Changes: Posted 3/16/22 (3/16/2022)

    Please view this video from Reverend Dominic about our changes, in effect starting this coming Sunday, the third week in Lent, March 20.

  • Christmas Caroling and Hot Apple Cider! (12/16/2021)

    Our youth group, Harmony Lites, will be caroling by our decorated pergola on
    Tuesday, December 21 at 6:00 pm.  
     This might be a nice time to stop by and admire the wreaths decorating our church and listen to the children sing. Hot cider provided!

  • Chalk Messages for our 2021 Grads (5/25/2021)

  • Annual Spring Cleanup (4/30/2021)

    Let’s clean up the church grounds together!  Enjoy fellowship and make a difference in our church. No matter what your skills are working outdoors, we can find a task just right for you. There are projects big and small: something for everyone.

    See you there!  

  • Church Mission Statement (4/27/2021)

    Confident in God’s love,
    revealed to us in Jesus Christ,
    we, the First Congregational Church in Melrose, United Church of Christ,
    journey in Christian community to seek God’s presence and share God’s word.
    We live our faith by worshipping and learning together,
    sharing our gifts and talents, identifying and ministering to human needs,
    and working for peace and justice 
    for all people in our community and in the world.

  • (4/5/2021)

    Concert Link:

    Join us on Wednesday, April 7th, at 7:30pm for a classical music concert featuring the Buswell-Ou duo, guitarist Andy Robinson, the Melrose FCC Handbell Ringers, and the Interfaith Trio featuring Carol Gyurina, Mariko Matsumura, and Erica Finn.

    Donations to Bread of Life are accepted via this link: 

  • In-Person Worship Update (for 11/29/2020) (11/23/2020)

    When we began our move to in-person worship this fall, we committed to evaluating this in late November.  After much discussion among our Deacons of Worship, Senior Deacons, and staff we have decided to suspend in-person worship for the time being.

    The main reason for this decision is the rising cases of Covid 19 as fall ends and we head into the winter.  There have also been logistical challenges in arranging for pre-registered, in-person worship (extra staff and volunteers) while the ability and willingness of parishioners to attend has understandably been minimal.  

    Our hope is to have sign-ups available to attend worship on Christmas Eve after which we will make a further determination on the best and safest course of action with regard to in-person worship in the New Year.

    Thank you to everyone for your patience and understanding!  Our live streaming worship services on YouTube and MMTV in Melrose will continue as usual.

  • View each of our worship services here: (10/23/2020)

    If you wish to view our worship services and are not sure how to get to a specific service, we now have them listed out, with the most recent service on top.

    Please go here:, under the menu item “Worship & Music” on each page of the website.

    Thank you!