A church with a long history and a contemporary spirit.
We’re so glad you’ve found us online, and we warmly invite you to discover us in person, if you’re able. We hope this website gives you a good glimpse of who we are and we trust that meeting our congregation would give you an even better one. We’re a faith community of younger and older, families and singles, just-got-here-recently and been-here-a-long time. Among us are those who have held a faith for years and those whose seeking of a meaningful spiritual perspective for life is more recent. We’re Open & Affirming – fully welcoming of all – and see ourselves as a church with a long history and a contemporary spirit. Another way to say that? Deep roots and open minds.
We’d love to welcome you!
The Rev. Dr. Brenda Pelc-Faszcza, Pastor
Our Open & Affirming Statement
Following the teachings of Jesus and the ongoing leading of the Holy Spirit, we, The First Congregational Church of Canton Center, affirm that all people are created in the image of God, uniquely gifted, and called into the life of community.
We are an open congregation that fully welcomes and affirms persons of all ages, races, nationalities, faith backgrounds, economic and social status, marital status, family configuration, physical and mental health or ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation.
We welcome all into full participation in the membership, fellowship and ministries of this church, as we seek to practice a faith that gathers us inclusively and equips us joyfully for lives of love and service, in both the church and the world.
Whoever you are, and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
Our worship services are at the heart of our life as a faith community. It is there that we participate in the stories, rituals and traditions of Christianity by which our faith is expressed and deepened.
Wider Church Fellowship offers opportunities for community-building by hosting dinners, field trips and events year-round. All members and friends of First Congregational Church at Canton Center are “members” of Wider Church Fellowship.
Faith Formation Ministry
The purpose of the Christian Education program at First Congregational Church of Canton Center is to engage, support, teach and celebrate all children, youth and their families in their personal faith journeys.
Missions and Outreach
Outreach Ministry activities include sponsoring existing charitable organizations, collecting and donating goods for those in need, and organizing congregational group mission trips. There is much work to be done and opportunities for everyone who would like to help.