We belong to a family of churches known as the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches, whose roots are as deep as the first settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
"The Congregational tradition dates back to sixteenth-century England, where Protestant reformers formed the ideal of independent local churches free from liturgical ceremony and hierarchical control by the Church of England. These reformers, also known as Puritans, emigrated to New England in the mid-1600s, to establish a "godly commonwealth" of locally governed churches with simple forms of worship, governed by the people of each congregation. As a Protestant denomination built on strong community bonds, the Congregational churches went on to exercise a broad influence on American culture, both in the world of ideas and in efforts for social reform." -- Congregational Library & Archives