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. 

And if you don't fit into a category, all the better, 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 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

131 Pascack Rd., Park Ridge NJ, 07656

Coming Up

Elf Movie Night

Join in the fun! 


On Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m. we will have an Elf Movie Night. Gather with others as we eat the four Elivish food groups, play Elf Bingo, and watch this family-friendly movie together.


Everyone is welcome and we hope you will come with your best smile and a load of holiday cheer!


The event is free but we ask that you send an email by clicking on the button below so that we know who and how many are coming!


Holiday Concert

Join with others on December 4 at 4:00 p.m. to listen to the talents of Jeff Wilson as he performs a concert of holiday favorites and new compositions.


Jeff is the Choir Director and Accompanist at First Congregational and his vocal stylings have been compared to those of Josh Groban.


There is a $10 admission fee at the door.

Christmas Worship

Christmas Eve

4:30 p.m.

Family Service with story-telling, craft making, and music. For all ages.

30 minutes.


9:00 p.m.

Traditional Service with carols, Bell Choir, Chancel Choir, and candlelight.

Children welcome. 

One hour in length.


Christmas Day

10:00 a.m.

Simple service of carols, readings, and prayers. 

All ages.

Advent Study 

Advent begins on November 27 and this year we will be highlighting our observance of this season with a book study.


On four Thursday's in December (1,8,15, and 22) at 7:30 p.m. we will enagage in a discussion of Walter Brueggmann's book, "Names for the Messiah."


The discussions will last 90 minutes and participants may purchase the book for $10 through the church office.

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