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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 6:00-8:00pm

40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042

973-744-4856

admin@fccmtc.com




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

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 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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  • Weeekly Labyrinth Walks - Wednesdays (6-8pm) in the Sanctuary (closed Nov 27 & Dec 25)
  • Slow-Motion Adult Bible Study, Monday evenings 7:30pm in the library
  • Underground Church November 16, 5 pm in the FCC Gym downstairs (enter from The Crescent)
  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner with Peace Islands, November 20 from 6-8pm in the Guild room (click "more info" below to sign up)
  • FCC Book Club meets on November 21 at 7pm (RSVP by Nov 17)
  • Turkey Drive Saturday November 23. Drop off FROZEN turkeys and non-perishable Thanksgiving foods for families in need from 9am-2pm in the FCC back parking lot
  • Advent Wreath workshop & Family Fun, November 24, after worship.

 

Slow-Motion Adult Bible Study

Monday Evenings 7:30pm

In The FCC library

 

 

A weekly deep dive into scripture

 Join Rev. Jack Cuffari Monday evenings in the FCC Library at 7:30 PM for study, open discussion, and a step by step deep dive into our sacred Scriptures. Bring whatever translation of ...



Next Underground Church

November 16, 5pm at FCC


 

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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