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

Heart

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


Soul

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


Mind

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


Strength

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)


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Our Beliefs


Our Staff


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Pastor Colby Olson

Lead Pastor

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Marcy Smith

Administrative Secretary

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Mike Daniel

Sexton

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Judy Stoltenberg

Director of Music
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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

Wednesday Prayer & Praise Gathering

6:00 pm

Contact



Address

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