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    Spiritual connection
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    A table of welcome
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    A sacred space
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    A light in the darkness
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    A place to belong


An Open and Affirming Congregation of


Sunday Worship 10:30am

Wednesday Labyrinth Walks 6:00-8:00pm

40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042



Open Doors

Jesus didn't turn people away.  Neither do we.  As an Open and Affirming, multiracial congregation we reflect the beautiful diversity of God.  You are welcome here.


We gather as pilgrims on a journey of faith, seeking wisdom and a WAY of life inspired by the radical love of Jesus the Christ. We invite you to deepen your spiritual walk with us.


We are called to be "sacred activists" -- God's heart and hands in the world. Through service and advocacy we are committed to creating a just and peacful world.


Human beings are made for community, experiencing  God in our relationships with one another: sharing meals, working side by side, laughing and learning.

Greetings from our Pastors

Senior Minister, Ann Ralosky

One of the most counter-cultural things we can do these days is come together face to face and heart to heart as people, -- messy, flawed, hopeful people -- and see God reflected there.  That's often what brings us to find a church.  But  we know it can be intimidating!   When you walk through our big front doors, we hope you will find a community that feeds your soul,  deepens your faith and challenges you as well.  We are a blend of folks from many Christian paths but  we find a common journey together.  Our Sanctuary is truly awe-inspiring, but our community is warm and welcoming.  Our worship services are lively and engaging, our music ranges from traditional to contemporary, and our sermons touch both heart and head. As you look around you’ll see a variety of people – young, old, families, singles, gay, straight, various colors and cultures… you’re bound to see someone who reminds you of you!  

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! 

Reverend Ann

Associate Minister, John Rogers

At FCC we gather to follow Jesus in ever more inclusive and engaged ways. Spiritual formation is at the center of our life together in this community.  We nurture our relationship with God and each other through a progressive approach to scripture and artistic expression. Filled with God’s love, we cultivate lives centered in the Spirit and strengthen our commitment to social justice in world.  We also celebrate the ever-evolving ways to “be the church.” It is not just about Sunday mornings anymore. One Wednesday a month, we gather for “Messy Church” to share a meal, informal worship, and service activity. The last Saturday of the month is Underground Church. Inspired by the early church, we meet in homes and create an open and communal worship experience. Join us on our Spirit-led journey.

Let's grow together!

Pastor John

Join Us and Get Involved!


  • The 5 Doors: Awakening the Sacred Within: Establishing a Personal Spiritual Practice. Wednesday evenings March 14, 28, April 4 & 11 from 7:30 to 9pm in the FCC Guild Room. (Please note date change.) Click "more information below."
  • Holy Week Schedule
  • Wednesday, March 28, 6-8pm

    Special Labyrinth walk with Stations of the Cross in the Sanctuary


    March 29, Maundy Thursday Supper 6:15pm

    Break bread together as we prepare for the Last Supper.  We will share a delicious Mediterranean-themed meal in the Guild Room (reservations necessary! Space is limited so click HERE to sign up now!)


    March 29, Maundy Thursday Service 8pm. We will celebrate  Jesus’ last supper with his friends in a special worship service with foot washing and Holy Communion in the Sanctuary.


    March 30, Good Friday Service of Tenebrae, 8pm 

    Take the journey to the cross in a moving, contemplative service.  You are asked to wear black clothing to the service.


    March 31,  Silent Saturday Labyrinth Walk 9am-12noon. The labyrinth will be open for a special  silent walk and meditation time.


    Easter Sunday celebration of the Resurrection

    10:30 am, April 1.



Messy Church

Our next gathering will be April 18 in the Guild Room




What is Messy Church?


Messy Church is an informal and unstructured (“messy”) evening that brings our community together for a simple dinner, an opportunity to work together to create a stronger community within and outside our


Underground Church

Next Gathering is March 24 in the basement of FCC (enter from The Crescent)



Underground Church travels back to our earliest Christian roots.  We seek to recapture the excitement and community of Jesus's early followers through worship that is simple yet profound, communal yet personal, comforting yet inspiring.  We live the questions much as Jesus's friends did as they sought

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