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Information For Worship Service

 Join Us This Sunday, April 2, for Worship at 10:30am in the Sanctuary

Join us each week at 10:30am as we grow closer to God and one another through our Sunday morning service.


Tune into the livestream of the service.


Please join us for Coffee Hour in the Guild Room after worship.


The Essex County CALI score is currently in the GREEN ZONE therefore face masks are NOT required for worship.



* You can make a "Sunday Offering"

or "Sustaining Gift" by clicking HERE


Volunteers Needed For Coffee Hour

Looking for a great way to meet FCC folks and contribute to our hospitality?  Consider helping with coffee hour!  We need help to make this possible every week! 

Interested in finding out more? Please contact Deb Duhamel  at debbieduhamel@hotmail.com .  You can also click here to sign up for a specific Sunday.

Underground Church April 15, 5pm in the 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 we create the unity of spirit that helps us find God's presence in the messy and beautiful experience of living today.

Join us for "Talking Trash"
at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 29
on Zoom

We will share tips on ways to reduce our kitchen waste, live more mindfully and sustainably, and care for our neighbors.

Do you know where your trash goes when it goes “away”? Spoiler alert: it’s burned in an incinerator in the low income, Ironbound section of Newark, approximately 10 miles away from FCC. 
Holy one, may we recognize your spirit disturbing and challenging us to care for creation and for the poor who most feel the effects of its abuse. 
(Shared Prayer of Confession at FCC Montclair, Sunday 3/19/23)

Zoom Link: Click Here
Meeting ID: 624 294 7554

Journey through Holy Week, April 6, 7, 8 and 9

Share in the most sacred week in our faith


Holy Week takes us from the crowds and celebration of Palm Sunday to the shadows and solemnity of Good Friday and tells the story that lies at the heart of our faith.  At FCC we explore this walk with three distinct worship experiences.  These services open us up to the depth and power of Jesus' last days and hours as we prepare for the wonder of Easter morning.  We welcome you to share them with us.
Maundy Thursday, April 6 7:30pm

 In this special service we will share an experience of foot washing and the sacrament of Holy Communion. 
Good Friday, April 7, 7:30pm
On this night we confront the shadow side of our faith.  Through contemplative sacred music, scripture story, reflection and  hymns we will share the story of Jesus' trial, crucifixion and death.  As the light grows dimmer we are invited to stand at the foot of the cross and share this powerful experience.  This service is one of the most meaningful of our church year. You are asked to wear black clothing to this service.
Silent Saturday Labyrinth Walk, April 8, 9am-12 noon

The Labyrinth will be open for a special silent walk as we contemplate the sorrow of Good Friday and prepare for the joy of Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday celebration of the Resurrection 10:30 am, April 9

Join us for a joyful celebration of the Resurrection filled with glorious music and the story of liberation and hope!  The children will share in a special Easter Egg hunt on our front lawn.  We will all share a "Loaves and Fishes" Coffee Hour in the Guild Room following the service.

Lenten Meditation and Labyrinth Walk Sunday Afternoons from 3-4pm, February 26 - April 2 in the Sanctuary

During this Lenten season Samuel Ralosky will be offering a six-week course on the foundations of Mindfulness Meditation practice as taught by the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and the Dharma Moon Association.  The class will combine mindfulness mediation and labyrinth walking each session and is for first time meditators, as well as experienced practitioners - ALL ARE WELCOME!


  Samuel Ralosky has had a disciplined practice of both meditation and the martial art Kendo for thirteen years and integrates these practices into his everyday life as a Paraprofessional working with special needs children and practice as an artist. He recently earned his teacher certificate in Mindfulness Meditation.

Weekly Labyrinth Walks:

Wednesdays 11am-1pm in the Sanctuary

Take your soul for a walk on the labyrinth.  We are pleased to offer labyrinth walks each Wednesday as a chance to connect with your soul in our beautiful sanctuary.


The labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool , a mode of “walking prayer” that invites us to go deeper in our walk with God.  Our labyrinth, modeled on one in Chartes Cathedral in France, sits as the center of our Sanctuary, a constant metaphor for our spiritual lives.  Just like the labyrinth, our lives are not linear, but filled with twists and turns.  Sometimes we make great progress, and other times we feel we are going backwards.  But if we trust in the path we will find our selves in the center: the heart of God.


All are welcome to take their souls out for a walk... no experience necessary!

Slow Motion Adult Bible Study:

Thursdays, 7:30pm on Zoom

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 occasional dives down theological or linguistic rabbit holes.) Participants are encouraged to have their favorite translation of the Bible with them.

Click HERE to join!  Meeting ID: 874 8676 2412
Passcode: 985645  
Phone only? Dial 646 558 8656 


Our study will be led by Rev. Jack Cuffari. First Congregational Church UCC of Haworth (which Rev. Jack serves as interim pastor) and First Congregational Church of Montclair members will combine into one class.    Email Rev. Jack with any questions:  jack@cuffari.com.