Missions and Outreach

Together as a church family we work together to address many needs in our surrounding community and the broader world. We work with partner organizations to address issues of hunger, homelessness, domestic violence, education, counseling, and the need for support and fellowship.

Read about the organizations we support on our Missions page and learn how you can get involved through our list of service opportunities.

Christian Education

Children and Youth:

We offer a staffed nursery for children under 3. Students in Preschool  meet in their classroom at 9:15am  and should be picked up by their parents at 10:45am. Beginning with children in Kindergarten through Grade 8, students start worship with their parents in the sanctuary, and are dismissed to Sunday School after the Children’s Message during worship. Children may be picked up downstairs in Cushing Hall at 10:45am.

Visit the Children and Youth page for more detailed information about our programs for young people.


We believe in the importance of lifelong learning for Christians through continued exploration of the Gospel and our faith. We offer periodic adult study groups, a spirited book club, and occasional Sunday morning discussions.

Find out more on the Adult Faith Formation page.

Women’s Ministries:

Our church offers a vibrant ministry specifically for the women of our community. You will find numerous opportunities for study, worship, fellowship, and service. If you want to join other women in drawing more closely together as people of God, we invite you to join us. Come! “Taste and see that the Lord is good.”

Find out more on the Women’s Ministries page.

Music and Music Education

The First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury has a long and proud tradition of music, both in our worship services and for other church and community events. Covering a wide variety of musical styles, our church music ministry is also one of the largest in both our denomination and region with close to 100 participants!

Our Music Ministry offers a wide range of opportunities for participants of all ages. Sing in a choir, ring bells, or play an instrument for one of our many musical groups. For further information, please visit the music page, contact the church office at (508) 845-7286, or email Jeffrey Cutts, Minister of Music.


There are a number of ways to get to know our welcoming community. First, each Sunday after the service there is a time for coffee/juice and conversation, which is a great way to meet others. In addition to this weekly Fellowship Hour, there are numerous other “fellowship” opportunities, including small group dinners, hiking groups, and golfing group. Take a look at the Fellowship Opportunities page for more information or at our Calendar to see some upcoming events.