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First Church in Malden

Office: 376 Washington St., Malden, MA 02148
Phone: (781) 324-3733
Fax: (781) 324-7850
Email: firstchurchinmalden [at] yahoo.com


After over 360 years of service in the city of Malden, the First Church in Malden celebrated its final church service on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 20, 2016.

You are welcome to join other First Church members in attending services at Mystic Side Congregational Church, located in Everett at 422 Main Street just on the Everett/Malden line. Sunday Service is at 10:30 a.m. and parking is available. The website, for more information is: http://mysticsidecongregational.publishpath.com/

After December 9, 2016, church office staff will be working from an office at 376 Washington St. in Malden.

We are grateful for the many years of fellowship in this congregation: baptisms, marriages and funerals, confirmations and ordinations, Christmas Eves, Easter Sundays and holy days, music, teaching, youth groups, service projects and just everyday fellowship, potluck dinners and coffee hours. The church history will be celebrated and preserved, and the church's people will be found, still vital and prayerful, throughout the Malden community and beyond.

Quote of the Day

We are not left with a mere report of bygone events, to be received in faith and remembered with veneration. God’s bounty toward us has been multiplied, so that even in our own times we daily experience the grace which belonged to those first beginnings.
-St. Leo the Great, 5th Century

Having lunch in a field one day, I troubled an ant with a question. I asked of him humbly, “’Have you ever been to Paris?’” And he replied, “’no, but I wouldn’t mind going.’” And then the ant asked me if I had ever been to a famous ant city. And I regretted that I hadn’t, and was quick to add, “’I wouldn’t mind, too!’” This led to a conclusion: There is life that we do not know of. How aware are we of all consciousness in this universe? Less than that is our knowledge of God. How then can we ever argue about Him?
-Meister Eckhart

Thank You



On this day, the City of Malden thanks
THE FIRST CHURCH CONGREGATIONAL
for their many years of service to our community! Malden's motto is "Strong Past, Proud Future" and while today may be the last service in our City, the impact this church has had through many generations will last well into the future. From being the first official church and meeting place to providing over 360 years of worship, service and fellowship, First Church Congregational has been a true difference maker and will never be forgotten. Again, thank you to all those who have been part of this congregation and for making Malden the great city it is today!

GARY CHRISTENSON, Mayor
Sunday, November 20, 2016