We are a congregation in northern New Jersey with a long and rich history and a view of the future. Part of the United Church of Christ, we proclaim and seek to live out a piece of liberating good news for all people.
Founded in 1873, we have lived through many generations, each with their own particular needs and perspective on the gospel. Coming from that long tradition we seek to follow in Christ's way as it is known to us in this day and for such a time as this.
Our members come from diverse theological backgrounds from Roman Catholic to Southern Baptist, from unchurched to high church, and includes those who have it all together and those who are very much seeking.
What keeps us together is a common commitment to seek God, to explore the Way of Jesus as he laid it out for us, and to live in a community in such a way that God's realm is made known. Other than that, we have a wide variety of beliefs and perspectives that enrich our lives.
We hope you will come and see. You are always welcome!
Pastor Mark Suriano and the people of First Congregational