First Congregational Church of Chester, NJ

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

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Sunday morning worship starts at 10:30am
Child care provided
Sunday School during church  

The purpose of The First Congregational Church of Chester can best be explained by one simple sentence - 

"Proclaiming Christ Since 1740."  

While we are an historic church beautiflly nestled in a quaint town, our distinction is not history. It is our ongoing committment to the good news of Jesus Christ for only through Christ will we find hope in this life and the life to come.

That is the message our world needs to hear, so that is the mission we've been given to share. 

God is at work here and we would love to have you join us on this journey of helping people find hope in Christ.

We have the honor and distinction of being the oldest Congregation Church, West of the Hudson River.  In 1740, the church’s records relate, Rev. Samuel Sweezy, with several members of the congregation, left the Chester congregation, having served them for 20 years, and founded the first Protestant Church in what is now Mississippi.  Thus, the Church claims the title of “Mother of Protestantism and congregationalism in the great Southwest.

The word most used to describe FCCC is family. We like that. As a multigenerational church family, our heart is to see everyone, young and old, growing together on this faith journey of following Christ. 

We want our church home to be a refuge, a hospital if you will, for broken and wounded people to find healing in Christ and community. 


"Pull up a pew and make yourself at home."