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Mission Statement

We are God’s hands and feet. Together we seek to follow the call of Jesus Christ. Empowered by God’s Spirit, we commit ourselves to doing God’s work: seeking justice, loving kindness, making peace, and walking humbly together with God.

We are an Open and Affirming congregation, welcoming people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions, and those of any race, socio-economic status, ethnic background, age, nationality, marital status or physical or mental ability into the full life and ministry of the church. We are a Just Peace church, committed to peaceful and just relations in all areas of our society and our world. We are an Earth Covenant Congregation, committing ourselves with integrity to care for God’s Creation. We are a congregation committed to pro-active anti-racism—seeking with God’s help to be a force for the elimination of racism and white privilege.

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First Congregational Church, UCC
165 Main Street
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 253-3456
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Sunday Worship
9:45 a.m........ Choir Rehearsal
10:30 a.m...... Worship and Communion
10:45 a.m...... Youth and Children's Classes
11:45 a.m...... Fellowship
Nursery care is available for babies and toddlers.

Coming up soon...

Congregational Meeting on Sunday, June 28 11:45-12:45: The agenda will include deciding about changing our architectural firm (Building Design Team), proposed renovations and improvements to the church play-ground (Property Team), and a Report from Sarah Mager and Ivy Tillman about the MAUCC annual meeting – and possibly other business as required. Please read the attachment to learn about the playground discussion.

Next Meeting of Earth Ministry Team is Wednesday, July 22 at 12:30 pm at the home of Jeff Hatch. All are invited to join us as we plan for an active year ahead. Questions? Contact Jennifer Unkles, Betsy Krogh or Lydia Vernon‐Jones.

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