First Church’s Meetinghouse in the center of Williamstown is a beautiful place for any solemn ceremony. The bright, clear windows of our Sanctuary, combined with the colonial style architecture are the perfect combination for a memorial celebration. We welcome visitors and members alike to commemorate the lives of our neighbors who have passed on, within the context of Christian faith and worship. If you are interested knowing more, please contact the church office to arrange a time to see the Sanctuary and other spaces in person.
For active members and contributing friends of First Congregational Church, Williamstown:
– There is no charge for the use of the space or the office staff. The office staff may provide a bulletin upon request.
– The Pastor does not charge a fee for his/her services, however a gift may be offered. Outside clergy should receive a fee.
– Fee for the Organist: $175 (Edwin I. Lawrence). The Minister of Music should be consulted about all services. If he is unable to play for the service, he will recommend another organist. Please make out a separate check to Edwin I. Lawrence.
– Fee for the Sexton: $100. Please let the church office know if a funeral home is handling arrangements, since this affects the sexton’s responsibilities.
For those who are neither active members nor contributing friends of the First Congregational Church, Williamstown:
The fee for the use of the church and the staff involved is $500. The breakdown is as follows:
Organist: $175. (Minister of Music Edwin I. Lawrence)
The remaining balance of $75 goes toward the use of the building.
Additional services are available. Deacons of the church may serve as ushers upon request.
If you wish to have the Flower Committee provide flowers or the Hospitality Committee plan a reception in Fellowship Hall following the service, please contact the church office. They can make arrangements with these committees and determine those costs.
Instrumental or vocal soloists may be asked to take part in the service. They should receive a separate fee, in addition to those mentioned above, appropriate to their part in the service.