We are Central Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, and you are welcome here.

Through God’s grace, this congregation is committed to being a loving and welcoming community of faith.

We recognize, celebrate, and give thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among us. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God’s love and grace. 

We declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming congregation, welcoming into the full life and ministry of the church persons of every race, culture, age, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, marital status, education, and economic status. We especially and intentionally welcome all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church and society.

We invite all people to join us as Christ’s disciples in our faith journey toward openness and understanding, justice, healing, mutual respect, and wholeness of life for all.


On Sunday, December 9, 2018, Central Congregational Church voted to officially become an “Open & Affirming” Congregation. This is a designation within our denomination and affirms the dignity of all people and our desire to extend the hospitality of God to everyone.



Here are some of our core values:

No matter who you are, or where you are on your spiritual journey . . .        you’re welcome here!

We believe that God is still speaking, and we seek to hear the old story in fresh, new ways.

Our faith is over 2000 years old. Our thinking is not.

Religion and science are not mutually exclusive.

 Your head and heart are both welcome in our house of worship.

We take the Bible seriously, but we don’t take it all literally.

We work with, not against, people of other faiths.

We are diverse in our religious backgrounds and beliefs,
and we believe this adds to the richness of our fellowship.

When it comes to music and worship,
we seek to utilize the best of the old and the best of the new!

Christianity is first and foremost a religion of community.

To believe is to care. To care is to do.  


Please Join us!  Sunday Worship’s at 10:00 am


Rev. Dr. Rich Knight, Pastor

Central Congregational Church

One Worthen St., Chelmsford, MA