About Us

About Us

Welcome Pastor Pam!

May 1, 2017 At a special congregational meeting after the service on Sunday, April 30 our church voted to call the Reverend Pamela Woodall McGrath as the 17th settled Senior Pastor of First Church. The meeting was held after Pastor Pam led a full worship service, complete with a baptism [more…]

Welcome to First Church

First Church aims to extend God’s extravagant welcome.  No matter who you are and no matter where you are on your life’s journey, you are welcome here — to explore your faith, to meet new people, and to strengthen your personal relationship with God

Our Church Family

First Church of Christ in Longmeadow is a vital, active, progressive Christian faith community.  We welcome persons of every age, race, ethnicity, gender identity and expressions, sexual orientation, mental, physical, emotional, economic and social status and circumstances of life. We are one family in Jesus Christ. We are a diverse [more…]

What to Expect When You Visit

Sunday mornings we gather as a community to actively live the Gospel and to be renewed by the living God. Through worship and education, music, fellowship and prayer, we are invited into the beauty, adventure and mystery of faith. Our Sunday offerings include enrichment and learning opportunities for children and adults, [more…]

We Are Open and Affirming

On September 18, 2011 members of First Church voted to become an Open and Affirming congregation by adopting the following welcome statement: “We, the First Church of Christ in Longmeadow, strive to live out our stated mission to seek love and justice in our world. We welcome persons of every [more…]

Our Mission

“Embraced by the love of God in Christ, our mission is to love and serve our world. We seek to grow in Christ’s family through our journey inward towards faith and knowledge outward, toward love and justice, always rooted and nurtured in worship.”

What is the UCC?

The First Church of Christ in Longmeadow is a congregation of the United Church of Christ (UCC). The UCC formed in 1957 with the union of two Protestant traditions: the Evangelical and Reformed Church, and the Congregational Christian Churches. The UCC: Witnesses to the reality and power of the crucified [more…]

Handicap Access to the Sanctuary

Over the summer of 2015 the sanctuary underwent major renovations:  new flooring, carpet and all the pews are being refinished and painted. Along with these aesthetic improvements there have been discussions about making our sanctuary more accessible to people requiring walkers and wheelchairs. The Leadership Team felt that this time of [more…]

Weather Closings

In case of adverse weather, First Church follows the lead from Town of Longmeadow.  If the town issues a parking ban, then the church building is closed and all meetings are canceled. If weather should cause a church service to be canceled a special alert would be sent via our [more…]