Welcome to www.stillfaithful.org,
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.
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.
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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