First Congregational Church of Wareham
11 Gibbs Ave.
Wareham, MA 02571
Phone: 508-295-1630

The First Congregational Church of Wareham was gathered in 1739 and chartered on December 25 of that year. Following a colonial tradition, the town of Wareham was also chartered at the same time.


The present church is the fifth church erected on this site, the others being victims of time and an occasional fire.


The church today enjoys an active enrollment of 75 members with a regular Sunday attendance of 60. There is also an active Church School for children from pre-k to grade six. There are four active church committees served by volunteers; Diaconate, Missions and Outreach, Christian Education, Trustees.


New members are enrolled each January and encouraged to join these committees. Pledges are voluntary with service to the church and its activities being an acceptable substitute for monetary donations.


While we retain our Congregational autonomy the church has become a member of the United Church of Christ facilitating a greater national and world outreach serving those in the distant arena of need. All are welcomed at our church. Same gender unions will be performed if requested. Please join us for worship and welcome.


In addition to the church we have Rowland Thacher Fellowship Hall available for rent for birthday parties, fundraisers, Sweet 16's, dance recitals, shows, graduations, ceremonies, showers and Baptisms. For more information call 508-295-1630.


The Next to New Thrift Shop is located in Fellowship Hall. Come check us out for great deals on clothing and household items. Hours of operation are Thursday 10-2, Friday 10-2, and Saturday 10-2.




The "Next-to-New" Thrift Shop will be holding its annual March Madness Clearance Sale on Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st from 10am - 2pm, both days. All men's, women's, and children's winter clothing and shoes must go to make room for our spring and summer inventory! Come to the shop ...

The First Congregational Church of Wareham will host its annual HARVEST & HOLLY FAIR on Saturday, November 19th from 9am - 2pm. Please come and enjoy our famous luncheon of lobster rolls, clam chowder, hot dogs, meatball subs and dessert. The many tables at the fair include: Gifts, Jewelry, ...

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, the First Congregational Church of Wareham will host a Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner. The dinner will be held in Roland Thacher Fellowship Hall, 11 Gibbs Avenue, at 5pm. The cost of tickets are: $13/adult, $8/children under 10-years, $30/family-2 adults + 2 or more ...

The First Congregational Church of Wareham is proud to present local artist Grace Morrison in concert on Saturday September 17th. The concert will take place in Rowland Thacher Fellowship Hall at 7pm. Tickets are $10/pp, and there will be complimentary refreshments and a cash bar available. ...

The Next-to-New Thrift Shop will hold its Labor Day Weekend Summer Clearance Sale on Friday & Saturday, Sept. 2 & 3 from 10am - 2pm both days. Patrons can fill our 13 gal. plastic bags with summer clothing, shoes, etc. for only $5 per bag! We are located at the First Congregational Church - ...