​​FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF SAUGUS

An Open & Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ

Worship Programs 

Our Music Minister

Mai Sui-Wai Stroshane is an accomplished pianist, flutist, composer and singer.  She was raised in the UCC tradition – her father was a UCC pastor.  Mae brings a joyful spirit to her music and enjoys teaching the choir and congregation contemporary, and sometimes original, compositions.  She is the author of Measured by the Soul: The Life of Joseph Carey Merrick, (Also Known as the Elephant Man).  She has written original music that chronicles Merrick’s life. 


Youth Ministry

Our Pastor

Reverend Martha Leahy was ordained in 2008 and has been with us since then. She is
a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School with a Master of Divinity degree, with
a concentration on Ministry and Public Life.  She finds inspiration in the interfaith partnerships
of the Saugus Faith Community and in the adult study groups she leads. She enjoys

snow-shoeing, rowing her boat and studying Native American spirituality, and practicing Reiki.  She finds rest and rejuvenation with her family at her off-the-grid camp in Maine.


The 2018 Sunday School Year.

Sacraments


• Our Open Communion Table


• Baptism


• Weddings: Marriage Equality for All


• Memorial Services


• Healing Circle

Sermons

Every Sunday morning we gather together for an hour of prayer, song and meditation – an hour that many of us find gives us comfort after a hard week, and inspiration for the week to come. We light a Peace Candle to open our time together, praying for God to heal a hurting world. We read a Bible passage and hear our Pastor’s sermon, as she attempts to make the ancient words come alive for us today.  

The biblical theme is woven into our songs and prayers.  Our children share in worship with us at the beginning of the service, then go to Sunday School with their teachers.  People of all ages and abilities are welcome to our church. All that is required is a hunger to know where God’s Holy Spirit may be leading us next.