We welcome all


Feeling confined by labels?

You've come to the right place.


Gay or straight, rich or poor, confident or doubtful, happy or sad, believer or not--this is the place for you. 


We can't wait to get to know you.



Open and Affirming

We have roots


Our roots are deep and nourishing, but we are not stuck in the past. 


Proud of our heritage, we are also listening for the Still Speaking God who is with us now and into the future.


Why not join us as we look to a future with hope?


About Us

We belong


​Like you, we don't exist in a vacuum but rely on a larger community. We belong with others who have a passion for the liberating good news.


Part of the United Church of Christ, we are in a family of some pretty interesting people. Check us out to see just how rich and varied we are.




Worship with us this Sunday

10 a.m.

There's a place for you here!


131 Pascack Rd | Park Ridge NJ | 07656 | 201-391-5800



Coming Up

Pride Month

Festive, Just, and Affirming

June is Pride Month and all through the month we will lift up the gifts that LGBTQX people bring to the church. Notions of family, honesty, strength, and joy are all ways the church has recieved gifts from our LGBTQX friends and members.


June 2-Communion Sunday (Open to All)

10:00 a.m.

What does it mean to have a "family of choice" and how is that a gift to the church? Isn't the church supposed to be a family we can choose, even when other families fail us?


June 9-Pentecost Sunday

10:00 a.m.

When the Spirit moves ahead of us into strange territory, how do we rise to meet it? Where does the church need to "let go" so that the Spirit may lead?


June 21-The Birdcage

7:00 p.m.

Festive and funny, bring your best colorful self and join in our movie night! Photo ops and rainbow snacks!


June 23- Corpus Christi: The Body of God

Our diversity increases our understanding of who God is! God has many names and many faces but remains One, so too do we who are the Body of Christ.


June 23-Pride Festival in Haverstraw NY

12:00 p.m.

Come and find us at the Rockland Pride Festival in Haverstraw! Spreading the good news of inclusive and expansive love.


June 30-Pride Sunday

10:00 a.m.

Feather boas, tiara's, and bling of all sorts so that everyone can celebrate with abandon God's joyful presence with us!


There's a place for you here!

Messy Church: Care of Creation

Saturday,  June 8

4:30-6:30 p.m. 

Community Garden at First


Bring your family and celebrate God's good Earth. Messy Church is an interactive, kid-oriented but adult friendly, worship festival where families can be together in a fun and spiritual environment


We welcome all families of any kind who have children ages 5-12.


The event will include a picnic on the back lawn for children and families.


There is no cost to you but we ask that you sign up ahead of time.

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