68 Main Street, Falmouth, MA 02540 | Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 AM
Welcome to the First Congregational Church of Falmouth of the United Church of Christ. We are located on the historic Village Green in the beautiful seaside town of Falmouth, Massachusetts. We invite you to explore this website description of our ministry, and to experience firsthand our growing community of faith if you visit or live on beautiful Cape Cod.
Our services are held at 10:00 AM on Sunday from September through June and at 9:00 AM in July and August, with the exception of Easter Sunday. On Easter, we celebrate the Resurrection with services at 9:30 and 11:00 AM. Childcare and an after-service coffee hour are offered year round. An elevator is located just inside the side entrance off our parking lot. Everyone is most welcome!
We are a friendly and caring Church fellowship.
Pastor's Welcome by Rev. Jonathan Drury
Our life together at the First Congregational Church in Falmouth is animated by our belief in the presence of the Living God, whom we come to know through the rhythms of worship, prayer, and scripture and whom we emulate through generosity, kindness and hospitality.
Our church is a spiritual home to people from all walks and stations of life, believers and questioners from a range of backgrounds and faith perspectives. Our sermons are engaging, our prayers are relevant and meaningful, and our Christian education, youth and music programs help us lift our hearts and minds to the Creator. By offering opportunities to engage in service, outreach, education, and fellowship, we strive to be part of God’s work of mending the world. In all things we rely upon the healing, unconditional nature of God’s love and grace to be our help and guide.
We believe the church that Jesus builds is established on a foundation of love, so we seek to express our faith in practical acts of kindness and compassion in our community, especially to those in need. We define ourselves by our love for the Lord Jesus Christ and commit ourselves to sharing His love and truth with others… people like you. We want to be known by our love.
We hope you will find us to be a God centered, caring community of individuals who are excited about having the opportunity to share with you the same love, hope and joy we have received through our relationships with the Creator. We extend to you a cordial invitation to join us as we pursue new opportunities to draw near to God through prayer, joyful worship and inspiring, relevant messages focused on interpreting God’s Word and discovering God’s purpose for our lives. I hope you will be our guest at the First Congregational Church in Falmouth so you may come and experience our community firsthand. I look forward to meeting you when you visit. Until then, may God bless you with the assurance of the Holy Spirit’s presence in your life.
Check out the FUN we have in SUNDAY SCHOOL!!! Please click on the arrow below to view the music video (lip dub) featuring the Sunday School kids!
Thanks to John Caspole and friends for the recent donation of a memorial flagpole in memory of his late wife, Bernice.
During the week of Monday, July 28 through Friday, August the1st, I, Rev. Jonathan, will be leading Summer of Service (SOS), a community-service-focused summer camp program for our church youth group and friends. The camp will take place every day from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and it is open to all youth who are going into 4th grade up through 12th grade.
During Summer of Service, we will be volunteering at a variety of community organizations in Falmouth and Hyannis. Each morning, we will divide ourselves into work groups that will carpool to the sites where we will volunteer our service for the morning. We will then reconvene back at the church for lunch and spend the afternoon playing youth group games, doing arts and crafts, and enjoying the summer with our church friends. Friday will be a field trip day, so if the weather is nice we will likely head to the beach.
Some of the organizations we are planning to work for this summer include the Service Center of Falmouth, the Falmouth Schools’ Garden Project, and the NOAH Homeless Outreach Street Ministry program. *Because we will need to rely on parent volunteers to help transport campers to the various sites, we ask that a parent volunteer to drive on at least one of the days of camp.
The cost of the program will be $125 for the week, and the tuition covers the program cost, along with providing a small stipend for our high school age counselors. Because this is the first summer we will be offering this camp, enrollment will be limited to 16 campers and 4 counselors. Friends of FCC youth are welcome to participate, so invite your buddies! Applications and health forms are available through the church office by either calling 508-548-3700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, students who are going into their junior or senior year of high school, or have recently graduated from high school can apply to be an SOS counselor. Along with being an excellent opportunity to engage in some valuable community service and volunteering, the counselor positions do come with an honorarium. ( If you are interested in being a counselor, please contact me directly at RevDrury@Hotmail.com). I am very excited to have Corrine McGillicuddy joining me as a co-leader of this program, in her official role of Head Counselor. Please feel free to contact me or Corrine if you have any questions.
I know this week of camp is going to be a blast. My hope is to see this program expand in the future, and I welcome you to be part of its inception. Come join in the fun!