An Open and Affirming Church
As "The First Church in Abington",
we were established
the year before Abington's incorporation
In 1711, when the Pilgrims and Puritans were just merging together in America, a small group of believers gathered on what is now Route 18 and formed the earliest church in this community.
Over a hundred years later, in 1839, a second community was formed in the north end of town and founded what became “North Congregational Church.” Then in 1876, following a Methodist revival in the area, a third group of believers established “West Abington Methodist Church.” Finally in 1969 all three of these churches came together and joined the national denomination known as the United Church of Christ and took their name. So today, we have the unique ability to say that we are both one of the oldest and one of the newest faith communities on the South Shore.
We at the UCC in Abington strive to be an inclusive community, open to all people and welcoming of great diversity. We believe that we are called to be an accepting fellowship in which there is “neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female. But all are one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28). In practice this means we open our doors and our hearts to all persons regardless of their race, rank, denomination or physical handicap.
We believe that our church building is a place for worship, fellowship, spiritual nourishment, and service, and not judgment, condemnation or rigidity.
We welcome you and hope you will always find our church a warm and welcoming place where you can make new friends, explore your faith, and minister in the name of Christ.
We believe in the triune God - God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that each person is on a spiritual journey and that no matter who you are or where you are on that journey, you are welcome here.
We believe in the power of peace.
We believe that each person is unique and valuable.
We believe that God calls us to be servants in the service of others.
We believe we are a people of possibility.
We believe the church's mission is to change lives for the better. We work to make transformation possible.
Minister of Music