First Congregational Church is open and active, but the church office and buildings remain closed to visitors for the time being. You are welcome to join us for in-person outdoor worship on the Town Common at 9:30 AM (weather permitting) or to join us for Sunday online worship at any time. You will find our weekly recorded services from our sanctuary here, on our Facebook page, and YouTube. Outdoor worship began on June 21. We gather with physical distancing on the lawn in front of the gazebo on the town green. Leaders of the church are meeting regularly to assess the status of opening the church for worship and other gatherings. A plan for reopening the sanctuary will be made available soon. Until then, the sanctuary remains closed except for carefully planned private baptisms, weddings and funerals.
We miss our community. If you are in need of any pastoral assistance please reach out the pastors. You may reach Rev. Lynne Dolan at (203-598-1813) or Rev. Jim Matarazzo at 617-429-7846. We thank the community for your continued support and prayers. We encourage you to continue to give electronically whenever possible. You may also mail a check to the church (First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Road, Shrewsbury, MA 01545) make an online contribution through the GIVE function on the website (www.fccsm.org) or set up automatic bill pay to the church through your banking institutions.
We wish everyone in our community grace, mercy and peace during this challenging time. Thank you for being part of this community of faith.
In Christ’s love,
Lynne and Jim