Welcome to First Church Winchester


Join Us Outside for Summer Worship!

July 5-September 6, 9:45-10:30 AM   

We hope you will join us for summer worship! We meet in the Reno Garden, located on the Vine Street side of the church, weather permitting. And, if weather doesn’t permit, we meet in Ripley Chapel, just inside the back Vine Street doors. Worship begins at 9:45 after the Faith Talk Bible Study. It is shorter than the usual hour and is less formal. Come in comfortable summer clothes!

The high point of this worship experience is that the sermon and the music are provided by lay people. Summer worship is an opportunity to get to know each other better and to deepen our faith by hearing about the struggles and triumphs of those who share the pews throughout the rest of the year. Our fellowship isheld in the hall outside the chapel. So even those who come thinking they’ll just come to the service find that they are caught up in the friendliness and good cheer and end up staying without even realizing it! Child care is available in the nursery room during the service.

Come and hear how the Spirit of God is speaking to and through your fellow church members! We will return to our regular worship space in the sanctuary and time on September 13th.

Summer Worship hymn



Our Community

We are a Christ-centered, nurturing community: growing in faith, serving in love and welcoming all with joy.

The First Congregational Church in Winchester, MA is an Open and Affirming congregation, welcoming all who wish to worship and serve God with us. At First Congregational Church you will find warm, committed people of all ages who have chosen to be together in God-centered community. We celebrate and live out our spiritual journey through what we see as six key verbs of Christian faith:

share – learn – pray
worship – serve – play

By sharing, learning, praying, worshiping, serving, and enjoying time together, we celebrate our shared life in Christ. Our spiritual journey can be seen in our commitment to children and youth, lifelong faith development, music, outreach, and our unique health and wellness ministry.

Did you miss the service last week? Download last week’s Bulletin

Our worship service takes place on Sunday morning at 10:00, and at 9:45 during the summer, but our church is alive all week long with choir and bell practice, educational offerings, fellowship events, outreach activities, and of course, church board meetings. Take some time to learn more about our lively and welcoming church community! We hope you’ll join us on Sunday for worship and stay to get to know us better during coffee hour after the service.

Find a complete schedule of upcoming events on the official First Church calendar.

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