Pastor Ray Medeiros


“How do you put a face on a church’s ministry? The best place to begin is with its members and friends. A church is not a building, it is a people united in Christian faith, fellowship, and mission. It is men, women, children, and seniors with gifts to offer and needs to be filled. It is a congregation with wisdom to share and a willingness to learn; a hunger for God and compassion for God’s people. No two of us are exactly alike but each one of us is valued in God’s eyes and in the hearts of the community…”

Dear Friend and Neighbor,

My wife Sue and I relocated to Westminster several years ago, and since then we have experienced something that you are sure to discover for yourselves as you settle into your new home.  And that is, how much Westminster has to offer!

If you are considering a new faith community where you can join others in joyful worship and spiritual growth, I invite you to visit us at First Congregational Church, United Church of  Christ. We are located at 138 Main Street, opposite the historic red Westminster Cracker Factory building. Our worship services are Sunday morning at 9:30. The sacrament of  Communion is usually celebrated the first Sunday of every month.

Our Church School program, led by CE Director Devon Murphy, provides an exceptional environment for children and youth to learn about, understand and apply their faith. Church School begins at 9:15 with an age appropriate worship service before breaking into separate classes.

Opportunities for adults to deepen their faith include:

  •  “Worship Connections”- a weekly study and discussion of the Scripture passages that will be used in Sunday worship.
  • Centering Prayer-a biweekly meeting for practicing Christian prayer and meditation.
  • Caregivers Support-a monthly support group for those seeking support as they care for loved ones in various circumstances.

To learn more about us and our ministries, I encourage you to browse this website and visit our Facebook page. Most of all, I invite you to join us for  worship and introduce yourself. I pray that you may find warmth and fellowship in our congregation and I look  forward to getting to know you personally in the near future.

Grace and Peace,

Pastor Ray Medeiros