Florence Congregational Church

Florence Congregational Church

Status of FCC

Our leadership has continuing concerns for the health of not only our elder members, and our Sunday School children, but also the ramifications of opening the church to all our groups who use the church for their regular meetings. The safety of everyone is our priority. Accordingly, our leadership will meet in mid-August to discuss reopening in September.

In the meantime, Reverend Averill’s weekly sermons (including both the youtube messages and mini-sermons) will continue to be available.

As you may know, there had been a proposal to sell our building to a non-profit group to preserve our building as a valuable community resource and a home for our congregation. Due to the unforeseeable pandemic and the resulting economic crisis, this proposal is no longer feasible. Accordingly, we are working to continue our mission both as a church and a member of the Florence community.

We need everyone’s ideas, creativity, contributions, and continued prayers as we move forward under these uncertain circumstances. Please feel free to use email, mail, the “Contact” page or call the church office to reach us!

There’s no place like home… but let’s not forget the outside world.


Explore FCC’s latest updates and Rev. Averill’s weekly mini-sermons during lockdown and self-isolation on our blog.

Updates include local community events and church notices while our weekly mini-sermons are meant as “food for thought” mid-week.

Mini-sermons can be read independently of the weekly youtube sermon.

Rev. Averill Elizabeth Blackburn in her home studio.

Youtube Sermons

Virtual Ministry is key in these changing times. Watch FCC’s weekly youtube sermons–uploaded every Saturday afternoon to fit into your busy schedule–with Biblical insights on the idea that God is Love.

Every youtube sermon features two to three hymns or contemporary songs on either organ or the piano performed by our organist, Kathy Marks.

A short series of Kid’s Sermons is also available.

Florence Congregational Church at 130 Pine St.


Florence Congregational Church is first and foremost a community.

The church is and always will be here for our members and friends in the greater community of Florence. Please see the contact page to get in touch.

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matthew 22:39 (KJV)

The Bible is the basis for the Christian faith and serves as the heart of our understanding in modern times.

It is through the teachings of the Bible, with careful study, that we can gain the strength to love not only God but the rest of humankind as well.

About Us

Learn more about us at Florence Congregational Church. We are a happy and loving community situated in a suburb of Northampton, MA.

Please note that our “History” page is currently in the process of being updated.

Our Church History

What is Congregationalism?

Drop By

Please note that the church building and office are currently closed.

130 Pine St
Florence, MA 01062

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