What to Expect

Come As You Are



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


We want you to come just as you are. When you walk through our big front doors you may see people in suits and ties, but you will also see people in jeans and t-shirts. We want to make sure when you visit you are comfortable and that is all that matters to us. If you ever need anything, always feel free to connect with us. We love to hear from our new visitors. 


HERE ARE SOME BASIC THINGS TO KNOW: 


Where we are: 40 South Fullerton Ave in Montclair, just two blocks south of Bloomfield Avenue, next to the Montclair Public Library.


Where to park: There is ample parking around the building. For those who come early we have a lot behind the church off of Plymouth St. When that is full there is street parking, a municipal lot and a multi-level parking deck across the street.  We also have overflow parking at the corner of Plymouth and Trinity place in the Academy Square Parking lot.  Please click HERE to print out a parking pass.


When we begin: Sunday worship begins promptly at 10:30am and lasts 1 hour and 15 min, give or take.


Children: Children are always welcome in worship! Should you choose, we have childcare available from 10:15-11:45 for children ages 3 and younger. Just ask an usher to show you the room. For children 4 years and older we have children’s Sunday school each Sunday from September through June. During the summer we have a special “Sunday Church Camp” model to engage the children.  Children stay in worship through the children’s sermon and then go up to our church school where they engage in worship, play and learning about the lesson of the day. Children are divided by age group into separate groups for age appropriate activities.


How can I learn more?  The members of our congregation are also the ministers of our congregation – anyone will be happy to answer your questions. Stay for coffee hour immediately after worship and you’ll get to know us better. Each fall and spring Rev. Ann Ralosky offers “prospective member” classes – a three session course designed to help you get to know First Congregational Church and the United Church of Christ.


If you have any other questions about who we are, don’t hesitate to ask! Call the church at 973-744-4856 or email Rev. Ann Ralosky at revann@fccmtc.com