ABOUT US

A worshipping community rejoicing in the love of Christ, gathered to enact the reign of God among us, commissioned to serve for the sake of the gospel in the world: it's not what you think, it's what you imagine, dwell amidst, and manifest in the living of your days. Come and see.

CONTACT

Monterey United Church of Christ

449 Main Road

Monterey, Massachusetts 01245

 

413-329-3026

liz@goodman.md

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OUR COMMUNITY

Our little community is resilient, committed, and welcoming.

FROM THE MEETINGHOUSE

Most months, our pastor writes a column for the town’s monthly newspaper, The Monterey News, entitled “From the Meetinghouse.” Even when she doesn’t, though, the paper is always worth reading. 

THE COFFEE CLUB

The Coffee Club is a group of mostly men but a few women from town who gather in our basement fellowship hall every morning, 8-10 o’clock. Coffee costs $1 a cup, half of which goes to the church.  On the agenda are current events, local & national politics, and op-ed conversation.

COMMUNITY DINNERS

Community Dinners take place on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, October-May. Dinner is at 6 PM and followed by a program at 7 PM. If you come, you should bring your own flatware and plate and a prepared dish to share.

FRIENDSHIP with GOULD FARM

This congregation has long been in relationship with Gould Farm. Over a century old, Gould Farm is a working farm and the oldest residential treatment facility for adults with major mental illness. There are over 100 members of that community – staff, volunteers, and guests (which designates those receiving treatment). And every week we have several members of that community in worship.

 

Many of our musicians and most dedicated members found themselves in Monterey because of Gould Farm. Most of all, Gould Farm is a model of true community at work. A concept that’s easy to romanticize, community is actually one of the greatest challenges of the gospel.

We're lucky to have all those Gould Farmers as neighbors!

OTHER NEIGHBORS

Other of our neighbors in the village are the Library across the street (along with the now-closed, soon-to-reopen General Store), the Community Center up the slope to the east, the Firehouse up the hill to the west, and the Bidwell House on the site of the original meetinghouse on the south side of Beartown Mountain. Click on the pictures to visit their sites.

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