About Us

Our Mission

Our mission at First Congregational Church of Rochester is to be intentional followers of Jesus Christ who love unconditionally, serve selflessly, and worship joyfully.

Our Vision

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength - Mark 12:30


Integrating all aspects of the worship experience before and after a person attends a service to assure a welcoming, worshiping environment.


Connecting and caring for the congregation through regular fellowship and a wide variety of small groups — at church and in the surrounding community.


Overseeing the faithful communication of God's Word, the spiritual maturity in people, and the identification and training of emerging leadership.


Assessing the needs and providing identification, training, and pathways to ministries within the church, our communities, and beyond.

Our Core Values

At First Congregational Church of Rochester, we value:

Authentic Worship

We acknowledge God’s supreme value and worth through the centrality of God’s Word in our personal lives and in the corporate worship of our church. (Romans 12:1-2)

Biblical Teaching

We strive to teach and model God’s Word with integrity, authority, and relevance to people of every age so that they may more fully realize the guidance of the Holy Spirit and mature in Christ. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Great Commission Impact

We are committed to effectively communicating the transforming power of Jesus Christ to every nation, every people group, and every social concern, beginning with those closest to us. (Matthew 28:19-20)

Loving Community

We are committed to sharing our spiritual journey with others by doing all that we can to help every person we encounter to feel at home with us and in our church. (Romans 15:7)

Prevailing Prayer

We believe that through Jesus Christ we can enjoy personal, intimate access to God through prayer, and that persistent, believing prayer is critical to our effectiveness in carrying out Christ’s mission. (Matthew 7:7-11)



"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." -- Matthew 28:19

We are a church that believes in fulfilling the Great Commission therefore we strongly support local and international missions. Please click HERE to read more about the missions we support.


Our Beliefs

Our Staff


Pastor Colby Olson

Lead Pastor


Marcy Smith

Administrative Secretary


Mike Daniel



Judy Stoltenberg

Director of Music

Marilyn Melanson

Choir Director & Violin

Get in Touch

We would love to connect with you. Feel free to contact us or join us at one of our service times.

Service Times

Sunday Mornings

10:00 am

Small Group Gatherings

Various Times and Locations Weekly



11 Constitution Way,  P.O. Box 98, Rochester, MA 02770

Phone | Email

508-763-4314 | rochestercongregational@comcast.net

Office Hours

M-Tu-Th-F 8:00 am - 1:00 pm