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  • Opportunity: Come be our Office Manager (9/16/2018)

    We are growing and as a result have a new position at our church!

    First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is a vibrant, energetic, Open & Affirming Christian Community that seeks to foster the joy, love, and fellowship that are part in parcel of our faith. We live our faith by worshiping 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.

    The Office Manager is responsible for the day-to-day functions of the Church Office, which include administrative duties, customer service and public information (including social media), tenant relations, and light book keeping, as well as administrative support services for Christian education and youth programs.

    30 hours/week during the church program year, 15 hours/ week office hours during the summer.

    For more details, please click here!

  • Welcome Back Flyer (8/28/2018)

    Sunday, September 9:

    Welcome Back Sunday
    Worship and Sunday School at 10:00 AM
    Sunday School Registration

    Sunday, September 16:

    Worship and Sunday School at 10:00 AM
    Sunday School Registration

    Sunday, September 23:

    Worship and Sunday School at 10:00 AM
    Sunday School Registration

    Welcome Back Cookout
    Playground Area, after Church
    This gathering is a great time to catch up with church friends,
    compare notes about fall activities, and as always,
    enjoy the fantastic food that we always have
    (thanks to everyone)!
    Rain or Shine

    SEPTEMBER DATES TO REMEMBER
    AS OUR SCHEDULE RESUMES

    Friday, August 31

    • Deadline for articles for first Messenger

    Tuesday, September 4

    • 6:30 PM – Morning Star Voices Rehearsal 7:00 PM – RIM Meeting, Library

    Thursday, September 6

    • 1:00 PM – Staff Meeting

    Sunday, September 9

    • Welcome Back Sunday
    • Communion Sunday
    • 10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School
    • Sunday School Registration
    • 11:00 – 3:00 – Melrose Victorian Fair downtown

    Tuesday, September 11

    • 5:00 PM – Circle 4 Pot Luck, narthex
    • 7:00 PM – Deacons, Library
    • No Morning Star Voices Rehearsal

    Sunday, September 16

    • 10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School
    • Sunday School Registration continues

    Tuesday, September 18

    • 6:30 PM – Morning Star Voices Rehearsal

    Sunday, September 23

    • 10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School
    • Sunday School Registration continues
    • Welcome Back Cookout after worship

    Tuesday, September 25

    • 6:30 PM – Morning Star Voices Rehearsal

    Sunday, September 30

    • 10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School
    • 12:00 PM – Racial Justice Ministry book discussion

     

     

  • 2018 Summer Schedule (7/2/2018)

    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
    Office Closed

    Sunday, September 9
    Welcome Back Sunday
    10:00 AM Worship and Sunday School
    Sunday School Registration