Welcome to Our Church

First Congregational Church of Southampton, MA

Greetings and welcome in the name of Christ!  We are pleased that you found us on the web and we hope that after exploring here, you will come to see us in person!  Here you will find an intentional Christian community which is unashamed to proclaim and participate in Jesus’ radically inclusive love and his justice-seeking, peace-building Kingdom here on earth.

Our theology, while rich with tradition, is progressive and Jesus-oriented.  In our preaching and teaching, we understand the Bible as an on-going conversation between God’s people and God, a conversation that must be carefully and thoughtfully interpreted to discover meaning for our time.  We collectively subscribe to the belief that “God is still speaking…” and we try to listen and to discern to what God is saying to the Church today.

If you visit us, you will find our worship service to be lively, creative, and quite musical.  We strive to be an unabashedly warm, caring, friendly, inclusive and supportive community. Our discipleship goes beyond Sunday morning worship, however!  Here you will find committed Christians and friends of Jesus who are growing in their faith while serving both the church and community in various ways.  While we are eclectic in our individual understandings of God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Bible, we find both joy and challenge in our diversity and we practice respect for the many and varied ways in which God calls human beings and works within different lives.

Here we hope that you will find nurture and acceptance for your spiritual journey and trustworthy companions in Christ who are eager to join with you to “be the Church” for the world beyond our sanctuary walls.

We invite you to discover for yourself what makes this faith community both unique and special by participating with us in worship and fellowship!

May the God of love enfold you on your pilgrim journey.