First Congregational Church

a United Church of Christ congregation

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First Congregational UCC

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Welcome Rev. Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Fritz!

First Congregational UCC is excited and pleased to welcome Rev. Dr. Gerald R. Fritz (Pastor Jerry), as its new settled minister beginning December 1, 2013.  Pastor Jerry comes to First Congregational of Andover with over 30 years experience in the ministry.  A native of Nebraska he completed his undergraduate work at University of Nebraska before going on to receive his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Bangor Theological Seminary.  Pastor Jerry is serving on a part-time basis having retired at the end of September of this year and after serving at The Federated Church in Edgartown, MA for 14 years.  His first parish was in Rootstown, OH were he served for 11 years and then served at the First Congregational Church, U.C.C. in Machias, ME for 6 ½  years.  Pastor Jerry and his wife Kathleen, a native NE Ohioan, are looking forward to settling in Andover and becoming a part of the community.  We look forward to having them be a part of our church family and community.

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