A Little About Ourselves
"No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."
North Community Church, a United Church of Christ (UCC), is open to all , excluding none. We join together to offer a sincere welcome, to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world, and transform lives through experiences of God.
History of North Community Church
The Marshfield First Congregational Church broke away from the First Church of Plymouth in 1632. Thereafter, the Marshfield people ran their own ecclesiastical affairs. For 100 years there was only one church in the town. The people of the north or east part of Marshfield walked to church every Sunday, each family using it's own path or way. Some of today's roads retain the churchgoers names such as Eames Way, Shermon's Path and Rogers Way. By 1738 the people of East Marshfield, tired of their long walk to services, established their own church. It was called the Chapel of Ease or the Second Congregational Society of Church. This served them well for another 100 years, until a theological disagreement divided the. A Unitarian faction kept title to the original church building that stood at the top of Old Main Street. A Trinitarian Congregational faction was forced to erect a new church, the present North Community Church building, in 1837. A Baptist group built themselves a church which is today the Trinity Episcopal Church on Highland Street.
All went well for another 100 years, when a decrease in church membership in all three churches brought the three denominations together again in the formation of the North Community Church in 1928. The new congregation took up residence in the old Second Trinitarian Congregational Church building. In 1951 an exchange of building with Clift Rodger Library provided the church with a larger and more convenient parish hall, and with the completion of Gilmore Hall in 1967, the North Community Church reached its present size and stature.
Over the years it has been the people of the various churches who have made the decision, carried out the plans and believed in the course of their own actions and in the truth of their own congregation. It has always been and continues to be a community venture and a community achievement.