We are an Open and Affirming Church within the UCC.

Our church welcomes all people in ministry, and we know families come in all shapes and sizes. If you are interested in serving your neighbor and growing in Christ, we want to be your community and friends on that journey. We are a church of all ages, races, orientations and economic backgrounds, and you are welcome here!

Say hello to our staff

Our dynamic staff is committed to upholding the values of our church. We are here to serve you! Reach out to say hello!

Rev. Joe Zarro

Pastor

Rev. Joe Zarro graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 2009 and previously served United Church of the Valley in Temecula, CA. Rev. Joe preaches and teaches the love of God and importance of service and discipleship. A southern California native, he now lives in Belmont with his wife, Sara, and two young children Nathan and Ellie.

Dr. Hugh Hinton

Music Director and Organist

Hugh Hinton began serving Plymouth Congregational Church as music director and organist in 2016. He enjoys a varied musical life as a pianist, organist, choral director, educator, and church musician. He serves as Director of Campus Music Activities at Merrimack College in North Andover, and teaches piano at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge. A native of Louisiana, he received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, and a master’s degree and doctorate in music from New England Conservatory. He holds the Colleague certification in organ from the American Guild of Organists. He is married to Rev. Heather Hinton, ordained in the UCC. They live in Winchester, MA with their son Isaac. He enjoys walking in the Middlesex Fells or anywhere outdoors. He invites all people to take part fully in the musical life of the congregation.

Janet Allen

Church Administrator

Janet Allen has a BA in Psychology from Agnes Scot College, Decatur, GA, and an MST in Mathematics from Boston College. Janet was born in South Texas and spent her early years there before moving with her mother and sister to Coastal Georgia. She enjoys reading, playing computer games, and singing soprano.
We are committed to quality

Music in Worship

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We are committed to meaningful

Christian Education

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Open and Affirming

We are one of more than 1,300 churches in the United Church of Christ that has made a public and explicit welcome to the LGBTQ community and beyond through an Open and Affirming covenant. Through prayer, dialogue and congregational affirmation, we adopted the following covenant:

Following the example of Jesus Christ, we declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming church. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we welcome every one of any age, race, culture, family configuration, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, economic circumstance, faith background, education level and ability. All persons seeking a Christian community are invited to share and participate in the leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, blessings, joys and responsibilities of our church community.

“There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male or female for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28

“Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7

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