Welcome to, the web presence of the Massachusetts Association of Congregational Christian Churches. The intent of this website is to increase public awareness of communities of faith in Massachusetts which are continuing strongly in the way of faith brought here over 350 years ago; to help interpret what it means to be “Congregational”; to increase effective communication between the members of these churches; to provide information on upcoming mission and ministry opportunities; and to promote the Kingdom of Jesus Christ here in Massachusetts.

maccc button  Just What is Congregationalism, anyway?

The American Congregational story has its origins in 16th century England, and is still being written today, 5 centuries later! The Congregational Church was the church of the Pilgrims and of the Mass. Bay Colony Puritans, who were interested in establishing a Reformed tradition church state in the new world. After several generations, some churches changed to become Unitarian or Universalist churches. In 1931, the remaining Congregational Churches merged with the Christian Church movement to become Congregational-Christian churches. Then, in 1957, the majority of these churches dropped the Congregational-Christian name in another merger with the Evangelical & Reformed Church. A remaining minority formed a National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC), and MACCC is Massachusetts’ association of continuing Congregational Christian Churches.  The association itself is to allow local congregations to consult and advise together as churches upon matters of common concern to them, both temporal and spiritual, without infringing on their powers of self-government.


            button  What are the beliefs of Congregationalists?


Churches in the MACCC stand on Scripture as stated in the Bible. They are filled with people who live in changing times but believe in the unchanging truth of God’s Scripture. Congregational pastors today are bridge builders between the changing application of contemporary truths, and the unchanging truth of the Gospel.

 FAQ – (Frequently Asked Questions)

Where can we be found?

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            Freetown Beverly Rochester New Bedford Fall
            River Plymouth Yarmouthport Nantucket Marshfield New
            Day Quincy 1st Church Weymouth

  For the geographically challenged:

    Church in the Cove
     South Congregational Church
    Union Congregational Church
    Scotland Trinitarian Congregational Church
    Congregational Church of Canton
East Freetown
    East Freetown Congregational-Christian Church
Fall River
    1st Congregational Church of Fall River
    1st Congregational Church of Hanson
    Winthrop Congregational Church
    First Church of Christ
    1st Congregational Church of Marshfield
    1st  Congregational Church of Nantucket
New Bedford
    1st  Congregational Church of New Bedford
    First Church in Pembroke
    Chiltonville Congregational Church
    Second Congregational Church of Plymouth
    Silver Lake Chapel
Christ Evangelical Congregational Church
    First Church of Squantum
    Bethany Congregational Church
    Union Congregational Church, Wollaston
    1st Congregational Church of Rochester
    Pilgrim Congregational Church
    West Congregational Church [Facebook Page]
    The First Church in Weymouth
    1st Congregational Church of Yarmouth Port

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