FOR INFORMATION ABOUT WORSHIP SERVICE,

AND ALL UPCOMING EVENTS,

CLICK HERE.



  • 13418863_1084663151608315_3925551592498306107_n_2017-09-09-18-57-20.jpg
    Spiritual connection
  • fcc-communion-table_2017-09-07-00-27-17_2017-09-09-19-44-40_2017-09-10-02-55-50.jpg
    A table of welcome
  • fcc-sanctuary-wedding_2017-09-10-02-45-29.jpg
    A sacred space
  • fcc-vigil-candle_2017-09-09-19-05-15.jpg
    A light in the darkness
  • 13417656_1084663101608320_6917493171557040130_n_2017-09-09-19-43-31.jpg
    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



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!  


Reverend Ann


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


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!


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!

CLICK HERE!


Click "More Info" below for details:


  • Labyrinth walks will open September 8 for Wednesdays 11am-1pm, and the FIRST Saturday of each month starting in November (at the same time.)

  • Bible Study returns September 13! Mondays 7:30pm on Zoom.

  • Underground Church, September 18, 5pm in the Memorial Garden.

  • New Member Inquiry Class Begins September 29
    on Zoom.  Classes will be held for 3 consecutive Wednesdays (Sept 29, October 6, and 13) at 7:30pm on Zoom.

  • FCC Book Club Resumes on ZOOM, Thursday September 30th at 7 PM.

Returning on September 13!

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, Outdoors in the FCC Memorial Garden:

September 18, 5pm

 

(Enter from the ramp on the Plymouth St. side or the back door from the parking lot)


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 ...