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 80 members with an average Sunday attendance of 50. There is also an active Church School for children from pre-k to grade six which is run from September thru June and meets during worship time. There are four active church committees served by volunteers; Diaconate, Missions and Outreach, Christian Education, Trustees.

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.  Coffee hour is enjoyed every Sunday immediately following worship service in the Groezinger Room, directly behind the sanctuary.

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 Friendship Breakfast Table is held every Wednesday morning in Fellowship Hall from 7-8:30am.  A free hot breakfast is offered to those in need of a meal and good conversation.  A free will offering is accepted.

Every year in the fall, the Harvest & Holly Fair is held in Fellowship Hall.  This much anticipated community event features crafts, bake sale, jewelry, books,  raffles, a take-out deli, homemade preserves and candy, and our famous luncheon of lobster rolls and clam chowder!  Santa Claus will be on hand to visit with youngsters and pose for pictures.

Rev. Katherine Schofield has been our minister since October 2014.  Regular Sunday services are held at 10am in the sanctuary.  We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming church.  No matter who you are or where you are from, you will receive a warm welcome at the First Congregational Church of Wareham!




The First Congregational Church of Wareham is holding a Prime Rib Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday May 19, 2018 at 5pm in Roland Thacher Fellowship Hall, 11 Gibbs Avenue, Wareham. The menu includes slow-roasted Prime Rib of Beef, mashed red-bliss potatoes, fresh green beans, buttered dinner rolls, ...

The Next-to-New Thrift Shop will be holding its annual March Madness Clearance Sale on Friday April 6 and Saturday April 7 from 10a-2p both days. Patrons can fill our 13-gal bags with men's, women's and children's winter clothing, shoes, etc. for only $5.00 per bag! The Thrift Shop is located at ...

Preparations are in full swing at the First Congregational Church of Wareham for the Annual Harvest and Holly Fair to be held on Saturday, November 18th. One of the oldest community fairs, there will be lots of new and traditional wares for those entering Fellowship Hall on Gibbs Avenue when the ...

The Next-to-New Thrift Shop will hold its Labor Day Weekend Summer Clearance Sale on Friday & Saturday, September 1st and 2nd from 10AM to 2PM both days. Patrons can fill our 13-gallon plastic bags with summer clothing, shoes, etc. for only $5 per bag. We are located at 11 Gibbs Ave., Wareham at ...

The First Congregational Church of Wareham is holding a "What's it Worth?" Antique Fair on Saturday, September 9th from 1-4pm in Fellowship Hall. The event, inspired by PBS's "Antiques Roadshow" features certified appraisers John Schofield and Bill Bourne who will be on hand to meet with the ...