Saturday, June 24, 2017

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?
Monday, November 2, 2015 - Turn your everyday online shopping into a donation to First Congregational Church!

There are two ways that you can generate donations to our church when you shop online!

1. One way is to sign up for iGive, a free service to causes and members. It’s free, it’s easy, and every purchase you make generates a donation to First Church! 

Start by going to to make First Congregational Church your “cause”.

2. The other similar way, is when shopping on, shop via and designate First Congregational Church in Melrose as your cause. 

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
6/24/2017 9:00 AM AA
6/26/2017 6:30 PM SARP
6/27/2017 6:30 PM SARP
6/28/2017 7:30 PM AA
7/1/2017 9:00 AM AA
7/3/2017 6:30 PM SARP
7/4/2017 6:30 PM SARP
7/5/2017 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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