The First Congregational Church of Richmond was organized September 24, 1801 by two missionaries from Connecticut. There was no church building until 1813 when twenty-nine Congregationalists, five Baptist, five Christians, one or two Methodists, and twenty-one Universalists became proprietors of the Richmond Meeting House, now known as the Old Round Church.
In 1849, the Congregationalists decided to build a church of their own, located at the present site of the Congregational church.
At a May 1903 church meeting, members decided that it was better to build a new church than repair the old one. They decided to raise some of the needed money by selling some of the land. A new street was developed, now called Church Street.
We completed the present building in 1904, added a porch by 1918, built a new addition in the early 1980s and dedicated it in 1984. This building includes offices and Sunday School rooms. On September 24, 2001, Richmond Congregational Church celebrated 200 years of ministry in Richmond and also the renovations to the foundation, kitchen, and dining area.
- Our Sunday worship service begins at 10:00am, with both in-person and online options (Zoom & Facebook Live)
- We regularly serve Communion on the 1st Sunday of each month. We invite everyone to share in the sacrament, and to be sure everyone can participate, we serve gluten free bread and grape juice.
- Our sanctuary is accessible. Enter the church through the Church Street ground level entrance. Use the elevator to reach the sanctuary.
- 1-2 Sundays per month during the school year, we offer Sunday School activities during church for all children. Everyone begins together in the Sanctuary, and the Sunday School is dismissed after the Children’s Message.
- We offer nursery care for small children during worship.
- Fellowship time follows worship, with refreshments and friendly conversation. We meet in the Parlor (in the back of the Sanctuary).
- Office Administrator Summer Hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
- Pastor Katelyn’s office hours are by appointment. You can call the church office at (802) 434-2053 or email: email@example.com if you would like to schedule a meeting.
Church Committees (Governance)
- Leadership Team – President, Past President, President Elect, Pastor & Committee Reps.
- Outreach Ministries (Missions)
- Sunday School
- Youth Group/Mission Trip
- Pastoral Relations