First Congregational Church of Fairhaven
34 Center St.
Fairhaven, MA 02719
This website is currently under construction
Church worship service is currently being held in the sanctuary on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
Our worship service is being recorded and made available on YouTube.
Click here for Videos of our Worship Services
Click here for our Facebook page: First Congregational Church Facebook page
Heavenly Treasures Thrift Shop is re-opening!!
Come to our GRAND RE-OPENING on July 31 at 10:00 a.m.
We are accepting donations, especially for fall & winter clothes
UPDATE on COVID Protocols
Our Church Council met on 26 May and adopted the following changes to our COVID protocols, taking into account our duty of compassionate care towards each other, especially our children and vulnerable adults (who due to their age or medical condition may still be unvaccinated).
Things we will be able to do:
Attend service without wearing a mask according to your particular level of comfort. Wearing one is still strongly encouraged, and some of us will continue for a little while longer. CDC and Massachusetts DPH guidelines strongly recommend that those who are unvaccinated continue to wear masks and practice social distancing
Share a pew with anyone, even if they are not a member of your immediate household.
Bring bottled water into the Sanctuary (and snacks for the kids).
Open the Worship Service to participation by lay readers.
Sit closer together (pews will be re-roped for June 6th)
Things we are keeping in place at least through the summer:
Choir, Coffee Hour and Sunday School will not resume yet (we don’t during the summer anyway).
Some roped-off pews. Those who want to sit closer together will be able to do so, and those who choose to sit socially-distant will also be able to do so.
Refrain from congregational singing.
Hand-sanitizer stations will still be available, but not mandatory.
“Touchless” Communion and Offering Plates.
Contract Tracing Sign-up sheet – in case we need to let you know if you’ve been exposed to COVID.
Sanitize bathrooms and frequently-touched surfaces before worship.
Refrain from “Meet and Greet” and “Passing of the Peace”
As always, it is important that we treat each other with respect and love and that we refrain from judging each person’s decisions regarding wearing masks and socially distancing. What feels right for us may not be right or comfortable for others.