An Open & Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ

An Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ

“First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in Saugus, Massachusetts, following the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth who said, ‘The greatest commandment is to love God and love one another,’ welcomes all people to join us in seeking God’s special purpose for our lives. We declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation, welcoming into the full life and ministry of the church, persons of every race, culture, faith background, economic status, gender expression and identity, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability.  We commit to model a community of faith and spirit that works toward openness and understanding, offering justice, healing and wholeness of life for all people.  Our church welcomes all who wish to join us in creating God’s peaceful world, as Jesus said, ‘on Earth, as it heaven.’” 

Who We Are


  1. Need a break in your hectic week?

    Join our healing circle on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays 7-8pm. Relax, meditate and find
    a little bit of peace in body, mind and spirit.

  2. Have a big heart?

    Assist our Community Outreach Team in collecting donations for the Heifer Project, Saugus youth in need or homeless families temporarily living in Route 1 motels.

  3. Bible Geek or Bible Critic?
    Our study group loves our lively conversations about who said what, when, to whom and why. We try to figure out how the stories we read and discuss apply to our lives today.

About Us


“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself.”  - Jesus, from the Gospel of Matthew 22:37-39.


First Congregational Church UCC of Saugus grounds our ministries in these words of Jesus, as we try to keep God front and center in all we do here.  And to do that, we try to live the way Jesus asked us to - through acts of generosity and compassion. Not only do we feel closer to God when we live this way, we receive so much more than we give. Join us in one of our many community outreach endeavors, or study the Bible in the company of progressive seekers, or simply sit in silent prayer at one of our healing services.  It has been said, “That which you are seeking is causing you to seek.”  If God were not seeking you out, you wouldn’t be reading this right now.