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    A sacred space
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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

Wednesday Labyrinth Walks 11am-1pm

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!  

 

Reverend Ann

 

If you'd like to schedule a 30-minute Zoom appointment with me click HERE!

 

 

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!


FCC Skills Survey


Please fill out our skills survey to get connected here at FCC!  We'd love to offer you opportunities to use your gifts and abilities.

Our community looks forward to serving with you!

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  • Labyrinth walks Wednesdays 11am-1pm in the FCC Sanctuary.

  • Slow Motion Bible Study, Mondays 7:30pm on Zoom.

  • Underground Church: Saturday, December 18th, 5pm in the FCC Sanctuary.

Slow Motion Adult Bible Study Mondays at 7:30pm (Via Zoom)


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:

Saturday, December 18th, 5pm in the FCC Sanctuary


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 ...