150th Anniversary of South Congregational Church

150th Anniversary

South Congregational is a diverse group of people who are joined together on a journey of faith, seeking to discover ever more fully the love of God for ourselves and for our world. We do not travel alone. We are a member congregation of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ.

We believe that all people are children of God. We are here to do Christ’s work in this world. We believe that Christianity is not a spectator sport to be observed from the pews on Sunday morning alone. We each have gifts to offer and we use what God has given us to give back some of the abundance we have been given by God.

Members and friends of South Church live into our Christian beliefs through our actions, our missions and caring for our neighbors both near and far.

We welcome anyone: searchers, skeptics and believers to join us for any activity. You are always welcome here.

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Mission Statement

We strive to be an active, caring, joyful, open and affirming, committed Christian family who covenant with one another and with God to learn from each others’ differences and to worship together as we grow individually on our journey of faith; to support and appreciate each other; to be good stewards of our time, talent and treasure; to be more aware of and responsive to the diversity and needs of our community, remembering that all people are “Children of God”; to share with our children the teachings of Jesus Christ and help them begin their journey of faith; to support mission work worldwide; and by so doing be a constructive force in God’s world.

South Church wrote this mission statement as a congregation to make clear that this church would be about the task of making faith real in this complicated world. We don’t strive to save ourselves by our own works, but we do strive to walk with the servant, Jesus, who bent low and washed the feet of the disciples — and by extension, the feet of all those in need.

IMG_7065Because of our commitment to practical faith, this congregation serves the widercommunity in many ways, including:

  • Helping building Habitat For Humanity homes
  • Providing a weekly hot meal for the hungry and a food pantry serving 500 families in need each week

Our mission statement is not stagnant. We recently updated it to include “open and affirming.” Explore the rest of our website to catch other glimpses of how this one congregation lives out its faith.