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Welcome to First Congregational Church of Rochester, Wisconsin

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them"

Matthew 18:20

Established in 1840, this is a small-town Congregational Christian Church. As such, it is autonomous and complete and therefore responsible to no other authority than that of Jesus Christ. All church members are spiritually equal and called to the work of ministry. Members share a belief that the Bible is fully sufficient as their guide in matters of faith and practice. Members of this church also share a belief in the power of prayer, the value of fellowship and the importance of outreach.

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Happy New Year!

One more week of church members taking turns giving the sermon while Pastor Ray recovers from heart surgery. He returns to the pulpit on February 12th! 

On Sunday February 5th the Annual Business Meeting (with light refreshments) will follow the 10am Worship Hour.

Regular Schedule

Worship Hour Sundays at 10:00 am

The choir sings the 1st and 3rd Sundays.

Sunday School during Worship Hour on 2nd and 4th Sundays. 

You can watch Worship Hour live on Facebook. Look for a post each week shortly before the service with a "GoPro Live Stream" link.

To watch the January 22, 2023 Worship Hour, click here. Joanne Potter gave the message and our choir sang beautifully.

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Stay Informed

Weekly Bulletin

January 29, 2023

Monthly Newsletter

January 2023

Annual Report

January 2022

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Our Pastor

Reverend Paul Ray

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Rev. Ray is a spiritual leader and teacher. We are so thankful to call him our Pastor.

Rev. Ray, a Wisconsin native, has been the Pastor of First Congregational Church of Rochester since December 5, 2006. Before coming to Rochester, he served in churches in south central Wisconsin and Cape Cod.

Throughout the pandemic, he demonstrated his dedication by holding services on Zoom or outside when the weather permitted and publishing weekly audio sermons. When we couldn't be together in-person, he did whatever it took to keep our church open so our church family could come together in prayer, song, worship and fellowship.

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