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Welcome to First Congregational Church in Melrose, United Church of Christ
We Are an Open and Affirming Congregation


Welcome to First Congregational Church in Melrose, United Church of Christ!

Ours is a church where you are welcome as you are for who you are and for who can become. Here you will find judgement left at the door as we celebrate the diversity of God's creation in the many paths that intersect in our sanctuary each Sunday morning. First Congregational Church is a congregation of over 275 members and we take seriously our call to bring the richness of our Protestant tradition to modern times through innovation and creativity.

Along with our vibrant Church School, two youth groups and dynamic music program, there are a myriad of ministries which are available to you as a means of activating your faith and making your discipleship tangible. We are also eager to hear how God is working in your life and what new ministry you are being called to begin in our midst.

In this world of great challenge and anxiety, I welcome you to a true wellspring of the spirit where together we embody the living Christ in a community of healing and empowerment.

See you in church,

Rev. Dominic Taranowski

First Congregational Church in Melrose is a member of the Metropolitan Boston Association in the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ.

What's New?
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - Holy Week Schedule

Thursday, April 17 – Maundy Thursday 
Maundy Thursday Service of Tenebrae at Melrose Highlands Congregational 
6:30 PM – Fellowship Hall, Soup Supper 
7:00 PM – Sanctuary Service of Tenebrae 
We will join Melrose Highlands at their church to sing, to pray, to remember the Last Supper, and to experience the darkness of the crucifixion and the sealed tomb. This contemplative time of worship will help everyone appreciate more fully what God has done in and through the suffering and resurrection of Christ. 
Friday, April 18 – Good Friday 
Noon to 3 PM – Our Sanctuary will be open for prayer and meditation. 
Sunday, April 20 – Easter Sunday 
5:45 AM – Sunrise Service, Mt. Hood by the Tower 
10:00 AM – Easter Morning Worship of the Resurrection 
Easter Egg Hunt immediately following Worship for children ages 1 to 11. 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Get your tickets to our upcoming Paint Nite Fundraiser!

We are having a Paint Nite event at our Church as a fundraiser!


 Thursday, May 29th at 7pm


To purchase tickets go to:


Come, bring your friends and join in on one of the hottest new trends.   All the instruction and supplies you need will be provided. No experience required.   All you do is show up and have fun.   Beer/wine/soda and other refreshments will be available for purchase.

Any questions, contact Nancy Brincheiro at  or  781-662-3416

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Monday, November 25, 2013 - iGive... a Pain-Free Fundraiser... Year-Round!

Shopping online at any of over 1,000 of the greatest online stores like Amazon, Macys, JCPenney, Dell, HSN, Nordstrom, and lots, lots more can earn a donation for our church year-round when you join iGive and designate "First Congregational Church in Melrose UCC" as your charity. You used to have to remember to go through the link on the church's web site each time you shopped, but now it's much easier... Once you use the iGive Button, it remembers for you! It automatically makes sure that a portion of purchases at over 1,000 stores means a free donation to First Congregational Church in Melrose UCC. The Button makes sure every purchase counts, even if you forget.

iGive is completely free to use,all costs are paid for by the stores. So give it a try today! 

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Our church participates in an on-line fund raiser with Click on the link above to go to and do your on-line shopping with any of over 600 retailers, knowing that will make a donation to the church just because you linked through this web site!

Our church also raises funds by hosting a "GOT BOOKS" collection box that you'll see at the front corner of our parking lot. When you're doing your spring cleaning, bring those dusty old books to the book box. The church receives money for those books by the pound!

Church Activities
4/19/2014 9:00 AM AA
4/19/2014 3:00 PM A.A.
4/20/2014 5:45 AM Easter Sunrise Service
4/20/2014 10:00 AM Easter Sunday Worship Service
4/20/2014 11:30 AM Praise Band Rehearsal
4/20/2014 1:00 PM Al-Anon
4/20/2014 7:00 PM Al-Anon
4/21/2014 12:00 PM Al-Anon
4/21/2014 6:30 PM SARP
4/22/2014 Cub Scouts
4/22/2014 12:00 PM Al-Anon
4/22/2014 6:30 PM S.A.R.P.
4/22/2014 7:00 PM Boy Scouts
4/23/2014 Cub Scouts
4/23/2014 12:00 PM Al-Anon
4/23/2014 7:00 PM Bell Choir Rehearsal
4/23/2014 7:30 PM A.A.
4/24/2014 Cub Scouts
4/24/2014 12:00 PM Al-Anon
4/24/2014 2:45 PM Girl Scouts
1968 drawing of FCC Melrose
121 West Foster StreetMelrose, Massachusetts 02176
Phone: 781-665-2111Fax: 781-665-8824

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