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Our Church's Story...

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The "First Church" in Abington, our history dates back to 1711, when Pilgrims and Puritans were merging together in America. A small group of believers gathered on what is now Route 18, forming the first earliest church in the community.

Over a hundred years later, in 1839, a second community was formed in the north end of town, becoming the "North Congregational Church." In 1876, following a methodist revival in the area, a third group of worshipers established the "West Abington Methodist Church."

 

In 1969, all three churches came together joining the national denomination known as the United Church of Christ. Today, we have the unique ability to say we are both the oldest and one of the newest faith communities on the South Shore. 

At the United Church of Christ in Abington, we strive to be an inclusive community, open to all people. We believe that we are called to be an accepting fellowship in which there is "neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female. But all are one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28). 

In practice, this means we open our arms and our hearts to all persons, regardless of race, sexuality, gender identity, disability, or religious denomination. We believe that our church is a place for worship and fellowship, spiritual nourishment, and service. It is not a place for judgment, condemnation, or rigidity. 

We welcome you and hope you will always find our church a warm and welcoming place to make new friends, explore your faith, and minister in the name of Christ. 

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Our Mission and Vision

Our Vision
To enhance the lives of the people in our community

Our Mission
To connect people to each other and to God

How do we accomplish this our Mission and Vision?
Spiritual Wellness
Caring for Community 
Friendship and Fun

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