No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
We are a church that welcomes all. regardless of race, ethnicity, class, age, mental status, family structure, physical ability, sexual orientation or gender expression, we are a community of faith that views itself as a family.
We welcome everyone who seeks to be in a relationship with God and nurture their spiritual understanding by walking this journey of faith.
As a church established in the Congregational tradition of the United Church of Christ, we embrace our connection with the UCC as a welcoming, justice-minded Christian community. At a time when religion is too often portrayed as narrow-minded and exclusive, our community of faith accentuates open mindedness, radical inclusivity, and chooses to live into God's call for us to be radically hospitable, by believing:
- God is all-loving and inclusive,
- The Church of Jesus Christ welcomes and accepts everyone for who they are,
- Your head needs to be nourished as much as your heart,
- Jesus is both healer and revolutionary,
- Partnering with God we seek to grow a just and peaceful world.
On January 1, 2012, Pawtucket Congregational and Sayles Memorial Churches merged to form Chapel Street Congregational Church. Chapel Street Congregational Church is located at 185 Chapel Street in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Our church is a member of the Rhode Island Conference of the United Church of Christ. .
We trace our heritage to the nine members of Second Congregational Church in Attleboro, MA, that came together to establish PCC on the east side of the Blackstone River in the village of Pawtucket, MA, in 1828-1829 and to the Sayles family who established a Sunday School during the 1860s in the village of Saylesville to meet the community’s religious needs.