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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

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Worship Hour Sundays at 10:00 am

When the weather is nice enough this summer, Worship Hour will be outside under the shade of the tall trees between the church and parsonage.

Summer Vacation

During the summer, Sunday School is on recess and so is the choir. Online broadcasts of Worship Hour will also take a break until Fall.

Memorial Day Weekend at the Church

Thanks to all those who participated in our Memorial Day Weekend events. The weather was great and we had so many people come out to support the rummage sale on Saturday and the luncheon on Monday. 

The rummage sale raised $2,700 for 

3 charities supported by our church:

Love, Inc of Burlington

Burlington Transitional Living Center

Casa Bernabe Orphanage in Guatemala.

Click here to learn more about these charities.

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Stay Informed

Weekly Bulletin

June 11, 2023

Monthly Newsletter

June 2023

Annual Report

2022 Annual Report

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Our Church

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.

Click here to learn more our church and congregationalism.

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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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