From the Pastor

Dear Friends,

It’s a joy to welcome you to First Church through our website. I’m Pastor Peter Johnston, newly arrived in June of 2018.

I’d like to get to know you, but in the meantime, here’s a little about me: I was born in Framingham, but have called Quincy, which is just south of Boston, home for many years.

Before coming to Monson as pastor, I served ten Congregational, United Church of Christ congregations in a variety of ministries and music positions.

Most recently, I served as minister of the Quincy Point Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, while completing my ministerial studies at Boston University School of Theology.

Whether you’ve worshipped here all of your life, or haven’t yet set foot in the door; whether you’re here for a fellowship event, a 12-step group, or are here to be fed physically or spiritually know that you are invited to join us.

First Church in Monson is a place where people of God can come to hear the good news of the Gospel and live in beloved community. Each Sunday when we gather, we hear these words:

“No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome here.“

And we mean that!

Faithfully,
-Pastor Peter Johnston