Sunday, November 23, 2014

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?
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Melrose Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
This year's Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be held at 7:00 PM on
Tuesday, November 25th at the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church,
70 West Emerson Street, Melrose.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Advent Workshop
Advent Workshop - November 30th
On the first Sunday of Advent, November 30th, following the church 
service, we will have an Advent Workshop where we will have the 
opportunity to make an Advent wreath and/or a craft for Christ Kind
to use in our homes to help us prepare for Christmas.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - WINTER WONDERLAND FAIR 2014
December 5, 6-8 pm
December 6, 9am – 2pm
The Winter Wonderland Fair is coming just two weeks away!!!
Raffle Baskets, Gingerbread Houses, Silent Auction of services and goods, Jewelry, Collectibles, and lots more!

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Rev. Dominic's E-Mail Address
A reminder that Rev. Dominic's e-mail address is His previous address,, is no longer a working address.

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
11/22/2014 9:00 AM AA
11/24/2014 6:30 PM SARP
11/25/2014 6:30 PM SARP
11/25/2014 7:00 PM Thanksgiving Interfaith Service
11/26/2014 7:30 PM AA
11/29/2014 9:00 AM AA
12/1/2014 6:30 PM SARP
12/2/2014 6:30 PM SARP
12/3/2014 7:30 PM AA
1968 drawing of FCC Melrose
121 West Foster StreetMelrose, Massachusetts 02176
Phone: 781-665-2111Fax: 781-665-8824

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