Worship Service is now back in the Sanctuary at 10:30am on Sunday mornings (...and on the front lawn September 4th.)


This week, the CDC has indicated that Essex County is in the ORANGE ZONE, which means face masks are recommended. We will continue to use socially distanced seating in the pews and refrain from gathering closely together in the Narthex.


Click here  for further details for this and upcoming events.


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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 11am-1pm

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


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


At FCC we gather to grow spiritually in ever more inclusive and engaged ways. Our hope is that our spiritual formation leads to lives of service. God's love and social justice is at the heart of what we do together. Our community is also open to the ever-evolving ways to "be the church." It is not just about Sunday mornings anymore. The third Saturday of the month is Underground Church. Inspired by the early church, we meet in homes to share meals, songs, and wisdom. For children and youth, we create space where the young people can truly be themselves. Through art, service, and deep conversations, we grow together. We'd love you to be a part of our Spirit-led journey!


Let's grow together!

Reverend John


Join Us and Get Involved!

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  • Underground Church will be closed for the summer and will return in September!

  • Labyrinth walks: The labyrinth will be closed until September 7.

  • Slow Motion Adult Bible Study on Hiatus until September (will change to Thursday nights upon return.)

Slow Motion Adult Bible Study On Hiatus Until September

(...Will Change to Thursday Nights Upon Return)


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 Will Be Closed For The Summer And Will Return In 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 ...