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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.


Worship Hour Sundays at 10:00 am

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 September 25, 2022 Worship Hour, click here.

Choir is back!
The choir sings the first and third Sundays of each month.

Day in the Country was a huge success! 

A big THANKS to all those who gave of their time, talent and treasure on Saturday September 17th for the food tent, bake sale and rummage sale.

Through its rummage sale, the church raised over $2,100 for Love Inc, Burlington Transitional Living Center, and Casa Bernabe Orphanage in Guatemala.  


Stay Informed

Weekly Bulletin

October 2, 2022

Monthly Newsletter

September 2022

Annual Report

January 2022


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.