First Church Congregational, United Church of Christ
Enter to Worship, Depart to Serve
We are glad and grateful that you are with us, and we hope that your experience here enriches your life.
Over the decades, First Church has been known as the “friendly church on the hill”. Rich in tradition and history, First Church is also importantly aware that we, the people, need to be rich in the “gifts of the spirit” – “love, joy, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22).
We invite you to journey with our church family in ways of your choosing in order to share in the life of the Spirit, and to co-create with the Head of First Church, Jesus Christ, a spirited and spiritual future.
As you explore this web site, you will find many opportunities for Christian ministry and fellowship which combine to make us who we are. Both members and friends participate in the life of the church as we minister to the local community and beyond.
We extend a warm invitation to you to visit or re-visit us at your earliest convenience.
First Church Congregational, UCC was organized on October 28, 1729 and has enjoyed a continuous existence since then.
The first meetinghouse was erected by the Town and dedicated on August 29, 1928, near the burial ground on Meeting House Hill (opposite Holy Family Hospital). Read more here...
First Church Congregational
United Church of Christ
26 Pleasant Street
Methuen, MA 01844-3119