I am blessed to be raising my family in the community in which I grew up. A pivotal part of the community is the Congregational Church of Topsfield. I have worshipped, attended Sunday school, been confirmed, married and baptized my children before loving eyes of God and the Congregation. The Meetinghouse and Emerson Center make up an integral part of the historic downtown of Topsfield, anchoring the beautiful Common and providing a backdrop that gives us understanding of the roots of early New England culture and community. While the Meetinghouse(s) have stood the test of time and are part of the historic fabric of the Town, the congregants and the church’s perspectives have evolved to become more diverse and outward looking. We are a group of people who enjoy being together to worship, raise our children, be in fellowship and in doing God’s work in our church, community and beyond and I am honored to be part of the life and future of this church.
What I love about my church is the people. To me it is the people who are the church, not the buildings, or the minister, or the music, but the people. People who care about one another and the world both close by and in distant places. It is the love, warmth, caring and kindness that the people of the Congregational Church of Topsfield demonstrate in their words and deeds that bind us together as a community of worship. That’s what I love about my church.
The sense of family at the Congregational Church of Topsfield is amazing. From the warm welcome we received from many members the day we first joined for worship to the day we had our first daughter christened and were given a white, hand-woven blanket. We've been active members now for several years.