First Congregational Church of Rutland, UCC
264 Main Street Rutland, MA 01543
About Us


Our Mission

Our Church exists to cultivate the love of God and our community and to build a deep conviction that we are all beloved, valued people of worth who are devoted to following Jesus and doing God’s work.  We welcome and seek Christ’s living presence in our town and beyond.  Our Church is a place of worship, inspiration, learning and discovery.  We serve our community and are the arms, hands and voice of God’s love.

Our Team

Pastor David Fish is a Graduate of Andover Newton Theological School. Prior to his call to parish ministry he worked as a Spiritual Care Councilor in hospice and spent 23 years in the factory setting. Though not accomplished, Pastor Dave plays and loves the guitar. He also loves the energy of the people who worship here. He says, “The dedication of this small church to neighbor and community exemplifies the call of Jesus to love our neighbor.”

Rachael Douglas is our Minister of Music and is a gifted vocalist and piano player. She often performs her own original music for our services. Rachel leads our Children's Choir and special music performances. She studied at Thayer Conservatory at Atlantic Union College and has been composing for over 30 years.  She has spent the past 10 years in church worship music positions.   Rachael is a piano and voice teacher at Union Music in Worcester and teaches privately in the Wachusett region.  She is also an avid supporter and performer for Daybreak of Worcester and the First Step Program in Newton, MA.  Both of which empower individuals to live a life free of domestic violence and emotional abuse.  Recently this led to the release of two albums:  the "I am We Are" album, which can be heard online at and a guided music meditation album "Connecting to Spirit in the Silence."

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you!

We are located at 264 Main Street in Rutland, MA
Church Office: 508-886-4453,
Pastor: 508-886-4377,



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