Role

Our church has always been an integral part of the City of Fitchburg. We were founded over 250 years ago as the first parish in the city, serving a role in local government. We donated the Upper Common land to the City. And we are physically in the city’s heart.

Community Hub

We aspire to develop our large historic building into a hub of life-affirming activity, full of groups from within and without our congregation. We have a range of spaces available for use, including a theater space, small and large meeting or classrooms and a beautiful sanctuary with a historic organ. We have hosted silent films, concerts, art classes, meditation groups, yoga classes, religious groups, holiday and craft fairs, a motorcycle safety course, ghost tours, coffee houses, choirs, cabarets, teen clubs, the drum circle, a recording studio, preschool classes, services for homeless families, support groups, Stratton Theater, twelve step programs and private family celebrations. We are regular participants in the annual Fitchburg Open Studios event and we have housed several individual art shows as well. For more information, please contact us at fitchburguu@gmail.com or telephone us at 978-343-6307 and stay tuned to this space for future options for reserving your room online.

In recent years, we have used our building facade to display a rotating series of banners with uplifting slogans, many selected by the wider community, and also holiday decorations, particularly at Christmas. We have installed colored lights in our steeple and have enjoyed lighting them in different ways to celebrate events and holidays.

Future Plans

We are excited to be part of the arts community that is envisaged for our Fitchburg neighborhood in the coming years. We are delighted that the City of Fitchburg and Fitchburg State University are in the process of applying for state and federal recognition of a historic district for the Upper Common area, which will include our church.

In order to fully realize our vision, we need to make our building fully accessible and improve its kitchen facilities. We need to continue to maintain its 19th century structure and improve its internal decoration. Part of our committee’s role is to consider how to achieve these strategic ends and create sustainable ways to provide for its future.