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.


Programs for Lent

Wilderness: Lent at Lunch Series

WHAT: Three sessions offered after worship, from 11:30am to 12:45pm in Friendship Hall, AFTER a simple soup and bread lunch. Childcare is available plus one Tuesday at 12noon, brown bag lunch style.

March 4th @ Envisioning 2018 gathering
March 6th with brown bag lunch
March 18th following simple lunch

FOCUS: Guest facilitators on the topic of growing closer to God and to one another in wilderness times (personal, communal, political, spiritual…you get the idea).
FORMAT: Small groups gather at round tables to explore a topic related to “wilderness” which is introduced by our facilitator(s) then discussed using suggested questions, and brought back to the full group as the session closes. Child care will be offered as needed. Please let us know if you’re interested. Contact Judy Haupt @ 413-628-3268

Come to one or two or the whole series – though related, each can be joined at any point.

Scrabble Tournament Fun

Benefit Scrabble Tournament to raise money for the American Cancer Society

Saturday, March 17 from 1 - 4 p.m.
First Congregational Church in Ashfield
Suggested donation is $10. More than that will be matched!

Whoever you are, however you spell, you are welcome here!
Pre-registration is suggested, but not required. 
Call (413) 387-9085

Three half-hour games are played with door prizes and snacks in between.

Keeping Hope Alive, An Interfaith Service for Syria 

We invite you to attend an interfaith service to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the war in Syria on Sunday, April 8 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM at First Churches in Northampton click here for flyer

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 News From the Pews newsletter for other information.

Tues. Feb. 20: Bubble Up 7 p.m.

Wed. Feb. 21: Choir potluck and rehearsal at Bert and Kare Marshall’s home, Plainfield. 5:45 p.m. meal, 7:15 p.m. rehearsal.

Thurs. Feb. 22: Women’s Fellowship gathering at Elmers, 1 p.m. Come for Coffee and/or lunch, and fellowship.

Tues. Feb. 27: Hilton Churches Food Pantry / Share the Warmth Warm Clothing Exchange 3-6 p.m.

Sun. March 4: Worship followed by our third Envisioning 2018 discussion and potluck after church.

Sat. March 10: Pancake Breakfast and Maple Fest, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. featuring a fantastic breakfast, lots of maple products, and Fair Trade Coffee.

Saturday April 7: Women’s Retreat at Gloria Pacosa’s house. Men’s Retreat - date and location being discussed. Talk with Bruce B., Richard C., and/or Richard P.

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.

 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. 
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: ashfielducc@gmail.com 

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