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First Congregational Church Williamstown is a dynamic, hospitable, family-friendly hub where social justice, spirituality, and the arts intersect. We’ve been a gathering place, or meetinghouse, for the wider community since 1765. Today we build on our past to embrace a mission for the future. You are invited to explore these pages to learn more about who we are.
Thinking about joining us? Great! We seek to follow Jesus’s example of radical hospitality. We mean it when we say, “where ever you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.” Whether white or person of color; rich, poor, or middle-class; heterosexual or LGBTQIA+; PhD professor or GED-earner; someone with resolute faith or no faith; or someone who has been bored or burned by religion, you are welcome here. Check out the links to find out more about the basics of becoming part of our community.
“It is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge that we are learning, speaking and gathering on the ancestral homelands of the Mohican people, who are the indigenous peoples of this land. Despite tremendous hardship in being forced from here, today their community resides in Wisconsin and is known as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors past and present as we commit to building a more inclusive and equitable space for all.”
We, the called and elected leaders of the United Church of Christ, heirs of a tradition rich with saints who have gone before us and whose courage in the struggle for justice and peace informs our own words and actions, rise in one voice, with clarity and unity to condemn the insurrection that took place at the United States Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. more.....