Who We Are

We are a community of Christians seeking meaning, purpose, and mission through our participation in the life of this beautiful local church. We believe that God is Still Speaking and has something new and essential to say to us as we live in this ever more complex and challenging world. We don’t have all the answers, but we have some great questions. Together, we rely on the rich resources of the tradition of our Christian faith, the Bible, the revelation of God’s love in the person of Jesus Christ, and the God given gifts of each person here, to lead us in our daily lives.

The First Church in Swampscott, Congregational is so named because it was the first church established in the town in 1846 as Swampscott was developing into an independent town, separating from nearby Lynn. The congregation has had its home in a number of buildings over the years. Development of our current building on Monument Avenue began with the Clarke Hall side in 1955, and the present New England colonial church was completed in 1967.

If you would like to learn more about the life of this church and our mission, please feel free to contact Pastor Ian (pastorian@thefirstchurch.org, 978 308 9426) or ask one of our greeters or ushers.