Wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here
The United Church of Christ strives to be a place where every person is valued for the particular gifts and life story that is uniquely his or her own.
We are glad that you have found the website of the First Congregational Church in beautiful Holliston, Massachusetts.
We hope that your visit here will give you a taste of what we are about and that you will feel personally invited to come and worship with us on Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.
We are a congregation who actively seeks to incorporate the gospel message of love, compassion and hope into our daily lives. We are diverse in our thinking, yet bound by our desire to become more faithful disciples of Jesus and bring his message of inclusivity and joy to God’s creation. There are no creeds you must adhere to in order to feel at home here.
At FCC, we approach faith with an open heart and mind believing that God is, as the UCC motto proclaims, “still speaking,” in ways that make a very ancient faith vibrant and relevant for living in today’s world. We look forward to seeing you soon and greeting you in person!
Rev. Bonnie Steinroeder
Help For Christmas
This year, Bonnie and Beth will have a number of Target gift certificates to give away to those who need help with food or presents for Christmas. If you are in need, or if you know of a family who needs help, please contact one of the ministers and your request will be held in confidence.
Welcome to our new Associate Minister, Beth Rogers
On Sunday, Nov. 2nd, our congregation unanimously voted to call Beth Rogers as our new Associate Minister. A graduate of Pacific School of Religion, Beth lives in Portland Oregon with her spouse Samira (Sam), and their dog, Sassy. Beth will have oversight of the children and youth programs as well as share the pastoral and preaching responsibilities with our Senior Minister, Bonnie.
We welcome Beth with great joy and look forward to all that is ahead!
Join our book group
Do you ever puzzle about the connection between your faith and the daily news? Do you long for God's realm to come on earth, and look for ways to be a part of it? If so, you aren't alone in FCC Holliston! This group explores justice issues from a Biblical perspective, beginning with the issue of poverty and wealth - a favorite topic of Jesus'.
This fall we will be reading The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns, and considering what action we might take in response. The group meets approximately monthly at 8:30 on Saturday mornings, at the church. The next meeting will be on December 6th.
Please contact Rev. Bonnie or Dawn Durning-Hammond (508 429-4598) for more information.
FCC receives grant
The First Congregational Church of Holliston has received a grant of $25,000 to enable its minister, Bonnie
Steinroeder, to participate in the 2014 National Clergy Renewal Program funded by the Indianapolis-based
Lilly Endowment Inc. and administered by Christian Theological Seminary. For more information, download this pdf.
We are an Open and Affirming Church
If you are new to the area and looking for a spiritual home, come and visit us.
Our Visitors page tells you more about us and what our Worship is like. We look forward to meeting you!
We are at:
725 Washington Street
Holliston, MA 01746
Directions to the Church
Worship is at 10 AM
Church and Business Office Hours:
Paula is in the office on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Visit our page for updates on our activities.
Joys and Concerns
Please keep these friends in your prayers this week: