Join us for Worship Sundays 10:30am in the Sanctuary:  CLICK HERE  for more details.

(Please note: our sanctuary is not air-conditioned so please dress cool and comfortable.)

 

 

For Calendar of Upcoming Events
CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

Meet the FCC Community in this Special Video.

 

 

 

 

July 21st Sunday Sermon.

For Other Recent Services Click Here.

 

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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

 

WELCOME TO FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

 

An Open and Affirming Congregation of

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

 

Sunday Worship 10:30am

(Please note: our sanctuary is not air-conditioned so dress cool and comfortable during summer)

 

Underground Church Worship Service: usually 3rd Saturdays at 10:30am each month (on hiatus until September)

Wednesday Labyrinth Walks 11am-1pm (closed July & August)

40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

973-744-4856

admin@fccmtc.com

 

 

WANT TO SERVE? CLICK HERE.

 

 

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.

 

 

Spirituality

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.

 

 

Justice

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.  

 

 

Community

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

 

Rev. Ann Ralosky, Lead Pastor for Worship and Congregational Transformation

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!  

 

If you'd like to schedule a zoom conversation with me to learn more, please CLICK HERE.

 

Reverend Ann

 

 

Rev. John Rogers, Lead Pastor for Spiritual Formation and Community Development

 

What a joy it is to welcome you to First Congregational Church of Montclair! We are a community with deep roots and an ever-expanding outreach. Founded by abolitionists, FCC Montclair has served our local community and beyond for over 150 years. Today FCC is a growing congregation that strives to meet the needs of this moment. Come join us as we come together to not only grow spirituality, but to fight for social and climate justice. With a thriving children’s and youth program, vibrant music, and many opportunities to put our faith into action, there are many ways to get involved. We’d love you to be a part of our Spirit-led journey!

 

Reverend John

 


Join Us and Get Involved!

Click "More Info" below for details:

  • Labyrinth Walks: Wednesdays 11am-1pm, in the sanctuary (will be closed July-August.)

  • Slow Motion Adult Bible Study - on hiatus.

  • Underground Church worship service - on hiatus until September.

Slow Motion Adult Bible Study: 

 

On Hiatus

 

A weekly deep dive into scripture

Our bible study is led by Rev. Jack Cuffari.

Our method is to take our time and dig deeply into Scripture, bringing in cultural, historical, theological, and linguistic backgrounds and resources. We utilize Queries

(questions posed for consideration and opening, not to garner answers) and cross-referencing. (There are ...

Underground Church Worship Service

 

On Hiatus Until September:

Underground Church is a unique and dynamic gathering that combines the intimacy of Jesus' early community with creative and inventive worship experiences.  In the warmth and safety of community we explore the scriptures, live out the questions through discussion,  and share innovative rituals that bring us closer to each other and to our still-speaking God.  Together ...