ABOUT US

Our Mission Statement

We are a Christian community of people who are reaching out to our neighbors, at home and abroad, sharing our faith and resources.

Our Vision

One of our greatest joys at Central Square Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, is welcoming new people into our family faith. Some of us are life-long Congregationalists, but many of us are not. We come from different towns, different walks of life, and from different traditions (or no religious background at all.)


What we have in common is a deep desire to grow in relationship with God, and with others in a Christian community.

Worship Schedule

We invite you to join us for Worship each Sunday at 10:00 AM.


Children start off at Worship in the Sanctuary and then go to their classrooms after a Message for All Ages. Nursery, Pre-School, and Sunday School are available for children through High School.


We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of the month. All are welcome to partake in the sacrament, whether you are baptized or not, whether you believe a little or a lot, no matter what your faith background, you are welcome at the table.


Everyone is invited to Coffee Hour in the Fellowship Hall immediately following Worship.


OUR HISTORY

It all started...

​in 1821, nineteen members withdrew from the First Parish Unitarian to form the Trinitarian Congregational Church in the Scotland section of Bridgewater. By 1836 membership had grown to 120 members and the majority voted to move to the center of town to a newly built church.


That church burned to the ground in 1860 and the present structure was erected in 1862. In 1904 the church changed its name to Central Square Congregational Church. In 1961 the church voted to become part of the United Church of Christ, a new denomination formed in 1957 by the joining of the Congregational, Christian, & Evangelical & Reformed denominations.

OUR TEAM

Rev. Elizabeth Walden Stotts

Rev. Elizabeth Walden Stotts has been our pastor since September 2012. You can reach her by calling the church office at 508-697-6016, or emailing her at csccpastor@hotmail.com

Rich Sullivan

Sexton

Rich Sullivan is the current Sexton. He began his ministry in 2016 and enjoys golf and cooking in his free time.

Ellen Atherton

Congregational Administrator

Ellen has been with us since August 2013. She has a passion for music and loves the beach. If you should ever need any assistance or have questions regarding the church, she is in the office Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM, and can be reached via the office phone at 508-697-6016, or email at office@csccucc.com.

Julia Scott Carey

Interim Choir Director

A graduate of the Harvard-New England Conservatory joint degree program, in which she studied composition with Michael Gandolfi, Julia Scott Carey is now a collaborative piano doctoral student at Boston University.

As a composer, her orchestral compositions have been performed by numerous orchestras, including the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops, and her works have been broadcast on national TV and radio in the United States and in Russia. She was also chosen to arrange a folk song for Yo-Yo Ma and Lynn Chang to play at Deval Patrick’s inaugural ball. She has served as a music director, accompanist, or vocal coach for over forty opera and musical theater productions. Recent productions for which Julia was the music director include Cy Coleman’s City of Angels with the Longwood Players and Alexander Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg with OperaHub.


Julia is a core ensemble member fo the Juventas New Music Ensemble and works as an accompanist for the Boston Children’s Chorus and the Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline. She has served as a teacher and music director for Belvoir Terrace Arts Camp and the Boston Children’s Theatre. She also recently worked as a part-time music theory faculty member at Boston College.

Terry Reynolds

Superintendent of Sunday School

Terry is a retired school teacher and administrator and has always felt the call to work with children. As the Sunday School Superintendent, she has many opportunities to interact with the young people in our church. She has received much more from the children than she could ever give; they make her laugh and they amaze her with their knowledge and curiosity. If you find something that interests them and watch their enthusiasm expand, engaging others around them. Teaching and administrating is only a part of the role of the superintendent, for her, the best part is knowing the children.