Welcome All ~~~ Grow in Faith ~~~ Joyfully Serve


25 The Great Road Bedford, Massachusetts  (781) 275-7951


Wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here

The First Church of Christ, Congregational in Bedford, Massachusetts, is part of the United Church of Christ. We are an Open and Affirming congregation.

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Sunday  Worship  at 10:00 am  in the Sanctuary

Advent and Christmas Events at First Church of Christ, Congregational

First Church is pleased to offer its members, friends and neighbors the following events to help you get into the “spirit of the season.” Come to any and all these offerings, and make sure to invite a friend or neighbor!

Bell Sunday – December 16th at 10:00 a.m.Continuing a tradition started five years ago at First Church, we encourage everyone in the congregation to bring a bell – any bell – to our regular morning service of worship. During the refrains in the carols and on other occasions, we will lift up our joy to the Lord with a huge choir of bells ringing! The morning will also highlight several pieces of music featuring our wonderful Jubilee Bell Ringers. Come join us for a joyful service!

 Nativity Sunday– Sunday, December 23rd at 10 a.m. worshipPlease join us for an intergenerational worship service exploring the differences between Matthew and Luke’s accounts of Jesus birth. Children will use costume and song to helps us learn about Jesus through the Nativity stories.

Christmas Eve Family Service – December 24th at 4:00 p.m.Please join us for a service for children of all ages, featuring lessons, carols, and our traditional “instant pageant.”

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – December 24th at 9:00 p.m.Please join us for a service of lessons, carols, a special Christmas message and candle lighting.


The Sanctuary and Koebele Music Chapel are handicap accessible. We offer child care and Sunday School  for children during services.

Location: 25 Great Road in Bedford, MA.
On Great Road (Route 4/225), approximately 1.5 miles north of  Exit 31B,  Route 95/128. Click here for directions.

Parking: On-street parking in front of the church and a town parking lot behind the church (access it via Mudge Way).

Senior Pastor:   Rev. John Castricum