About us

The United Church of Christ    www.ucc.org

Member of the Southern New England

Conference of the United Church of Christ 


Core Values


Beloved, let us love one another,

because love is from God. 

Whoever does not love,

does not know God,

for God is love.

(from I John 4)

God's goal is for us

to become mature adults,

as each one does their part.

(from Eph. 4)



Office hours


Mon -Thurs, 9am - 12pm

(closed Mondays in July & August)


Our building is wheelchair accessible


Contact Us


phone    413.739.6608

email     firstchurchws@yahoo.com



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First Church UCC West Springfield, MA

First Church is an Open & Affirming congregation:

Open and Affirming (ONA) is the United Church of Christ's (UCC) designation for congregations, campus ministries, and other bodies in the UCC which make a public covenant of welcome into their full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

God is still speaking


Rev. Chontell Washington










Kathy Marks

Minister of Music















Diana Forfa

Family Ministry & Outreach






Mary Pat Flaherty

Office Administrator

Edwin Gonzalez


Don Johnson








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Congregations in the United Church of Christ recognize as its sole head Jesus Christ, Son of God, and Savior. Decisions are made by the local church membership who seeks discernment for the will of God in the power of the Holy Spirit. Here is a link to the Constitution of the United Church of Christ     http://uccfiles.com/pdf/Constitution.pdf