Whoever you are, wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

                 Ashfield, Massachusetts

Our mission:
We are a small group, striving to be open and accepting, sometimes disagreeing yet loving one another, wading through the joy and pain of spiritual growth, who pledge to worship God together, follow the example of Jesus, embody God's holy spirit, support our church family, and serve our neighbors near and far.


Capital Campaign: Make a Joyful Noise!

In our capital campaign, we have raised $348.000 toward restoration of our historic organ, renovation of our chancel, and support of our church's missions. We hope you will join us.

Read our January, 2019 News From the Pews here.

TaiChi is every Wed. 9:30-10:15 a.m. at our church. This is a COA sponsored event.

Centering Prayer is every Wed., 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s.

Local projects: 

  • Ashfield Fall Festival

  • CROP Walk 


    Sun. Dec. 23: Rev. Ann Hallstein will lead our 10am worship service with the choir singing beautiful music of the season - with Margery Heins directing and Amy Roberts Crawford accompanying. And, it’s the fourth Sunday of Advent and the Osterman Family will light our candle of Love. Mae Rice Lesure will care for our children and Sherrill Hogen will serve as deacon. Victoria Nelson and Marie Fuller have offered to head up Coffee Hour, so make sure to thank them. Choirwill practice both before worship and after, getting ready for Christmas Eve. We thank them, also, for their gifts and dedication.

    Mon. Dec. 24: Christmas Eve. We are blessed to have both Rev. Ann Hallstein and Pastor Nancy Sykes lead our 7:30pm candlelight service. You may want to come a bit early to get a good seat. The choir will sing glorious music, and various members of our congregation will take part in the traditional readings of this service. This is also the deadline for January's News from the Pews. Articles may be sent to Victoria Nelson at nelsonvictoria173@gmail.com

    Tues. Dec. 25: Christmas Day. Rochelle Nahmias, Dan Trenholm, and Dianna Young have organized a potluck dinner at the church, noon. Turkey and potatoes are provided, with thanks to Alan Young. You bring the vegetables and salads, drinks and desserts. Questions? Talk with one of them during worship 12/23.

    Sat. Dec. 29: Mission and Social Justice 3pm

    Sun. Dec. 30: Worship 10am with Bruce Bennett leading our service and Amy Roberts Crawford providing our music. Traditionally, much of this service is a carol sing, so bring your voices and check out the hymn numbers of your favorite carols ahead of time! Search and Call will meet from 3-5pm.

    Wed. Jan. 2: Food Pantry and Share the Warmth distribution 3-6pm. Note: this is a change from the usual Tues. because Tues. is New Year's Day.

  • "Repete" concert remembering Pete Seeger

  • Share the Warmth

  • Spring Plant Sale

  • Relay for Life

The choir meets during the fall, winter and spring and rehearses at the church on Wednesday evenings. In the summer, a pick-up choir called the Ashtones sing the first Sunday of the month and meet at 9 am before the service. The first Ashtones practice is this coming Sunday, June 3 at 9.15am. All voices welcome.
Margery Heins is Choir Director, and Amy Roberts-Crawford accompanies the Choir and is Organist. For information about joining either Adult Choir or Youth Choir,  please call Margery Heins at 625-8461.



Our Core Values

We, the members of First Congregational Church of Ashfield, instructed by Jesus to love God and our neighbors as ourselves, declare this an Open and Affirming church. We welcome all into the full life of the church, including fellowship, membership, leadership, and employment. We offer this without regard to sexual orientation, gender, marital status, family structure, race, religious background, mental or physical condition, age or ancestry. We commit to providing a safe haven for all - physically, emotionally, spiritually.



Contact Us

Sunday Worship Service at 10am 

Phone: 413-628-4470
Address: P.O. Box 519, 429 Main Street, Ashfield, MA 01330
E-mail: uccashfield@gmail.com

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