Ripley Chapel

Bringing The Contemplative Summer Season Indoors—the Ripley Chapel Renovation Has the Power To Do It!

What it would be like to bring some of the summer qualities of contemplation and Spirit inside with us? The planned work will transform Ripley Chapel into a flexible, sacred space that can be used for both traditional worship and services, and also innovative and creative experiences. It is our hope to have some clear glass windows that bring in nature. It will be a beautiful, modernized setting for spiritual practices, art and music gatherings and much more. It will be a relevant, wide open welcome to our neighbors. We will invite the Summer energy we feel so strongly, into our lives year round, as beauty that feeds the soul. Read more...


Ripley Chapel Embodied Prayer Setting

Have questions about the Ripley Chapel renovation?

The Working Group has answers for you! Read our Frequently Asked Questions.


Latest Ripley Chapel News

October Ripley Chapel Fundraising Update

September Ripley Chapel Fundraising Update

August Ripley Chapel Fundraising Update

July Ripley Chapel Fundraising Update

March Ripley Chapel Update

Outcome of Congregational Meeting on January 8, 2017

January Ripley Chapel Update


Can You Support Ripley Chapel?

Donations can be made by check sent care of the Treasurer, First Congregational Church, 21 Church Street, or dropped off directly with Sarah in the church office. Donations may also be made via electronic funds transfer using PayPal or directly from a charitable or brokerage account such as Fidelity Secure. Please be sure to specify on the check or electronic form that the donation is for the Ripley Chapel project. Gifts of appreciated stock are also welcome.  Sarah can provide details on how to make stock transfers to the church. Contact Taylor Tresselt (617-538-1755,) or Debbie Johnston (781-956-7928) with further questions.




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