Bill Albright and his message

A Traditional Service


Progressive Theology

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We invite you to join us in:

The joyous worship of God,
following the teaching of Jesus Christ,
and experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit.

We provide a sanctuary where individuals and families can pray, give thanks for their blessings and participate in God’s healing.

We nurture our growth as Christians through our education programs for all ages.

We offer ourselves for Christian service in order to put our faith into action with others.

As you enter, you will be welcomed into our architecturally unique worship space with its historic Skinner pipe organ. But as rich a part of our heritage as these things are, the best part of your experience will be the people you will encounter while worshiping here. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. We have a traditional service, progressive theology and educational programs for all ages.

Reverend John Zehring

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMeet Reverend John Zehring, our interim pastor while Reverend Bill Albright is on sabbatical. Read Reverend John’s words of greeting to the congregation.


Weekly at Park Avenue Church

Date Event Time
Sundays Worship Service 10:00AM
Sunday School 10:15AM
Coffee Hour 11:00AM

Coming events

  • May 24, Pentecost Sunday. Wear red!
  • June 7, Music Recognition Sunday
  • June 14, Youth Sunday and Church Picnic
  • June 21, Pastor Bill Celebration (worship and luncheon)

Artists in Residence

We are pleased to announce that trumpeter Dr. Phillip Sullivan has been appointed “PACC Principal Trumpet.”  He will be performing some special music during the June 28th service.


Over several years he has brought his trumpet to the PACC music program, at Easter and for special services.  Please see the introduction to our newest artist:  http://www.pacc-ucc.org/artists-in-residence/



A nice article on our Artists in Residence program appeared in the Arlington Advocate in early 2015.

The church has marched in Boston Pride for several years (a larger image shows our orange sign in the back center).

Sally Rogers led a dedication in the Fellowship Room of a picture commemorating the Pleasant Street Congregational Church and its contributions to the community.

New church entrance
New steps, hand rails, a ramp, and an elevator are some of the welcome renovations to the church made possible by our successful capital campaign.

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Christian Education
is one of our most cherished programs.

Fellowship Room Dedication, 2011
The new Fellowship Room is another of the renovations made possible by our recent capital campaign.

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One of our popular Game Nights.

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Hospitality is our tradition.

Our youth participate in Martin Luther King Service Day.