A Message from Rev. Michael Duda and Rev. Judy Proctor

Welcome to the First Church in Wenham! 

We hope you enjoy navigating our website, but to really learn more about us you are welcome to join us for worship any Sunday or contact us, we’d love to meet you! 

First Church is a diverse community united by our faith in God; as an Open & Affirming Church we welcome ALL people. We are seekers and stalwarts, knitters and activists, pray-ers and meditators. We are musicians and artists, elders and teens, families and single people.  We have a wide range of personal beliefs, but we come together through our diversity to follow Jesus’ great commandment to love God with all our heart, mind, and soul and to love our neighbors. We gather to celebrate the living God and welcome people at any point of their faith journey. We cherish our children and youth, we value the wisdom and heritage of our elder members, and we offer many opportunities to connect with our church family. 

At First Church you’ll find an active congregation that encounters the divine through many forms.  We find God through music and incorporate it joyfully in all of our worship. We also appreciate silence and approach God in contemplative prayer by listening as well as speaking our concerns and celebrations. We find God when we gather in our Church School classrooms and when we’re out on mission trips.  You’ll find our Sunday worship service a time when people can gather and share their gifts, a place where people can come to sing and pray and find silence together.

We’re so glad you’ve visited our website.  Please be sure to check our Ways to Get Involved section for more information or our Newsletter for the most recent happenings around the church.   We would be honored to have you join us for worship, and always know that wherever you are on your faith journey, you’re welcome at First Church in Wenham.  We are part of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and a member of the Essex Association of the Massachusetts Conference UCC.


Blessings and Peace, 
Mike & Judy