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.

Farewell, Pastor Bill

Reverend Bill Albright

In a moving service on June 21, 2015, the Reverend William Albright spoke to the congregation with his last sermon as pastor of the church.  Pastor Bill has retired after 19 years of service to the congregation and community.  We will miss you both, Karen and Bill, and we wish you many, many happy years together.

Bill Albright and Karen Friedman

Weekly at Park Avenue Church

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

Artists in Residence

The premiere performance of  Jeffrey Brody’s “Adagio for Winds, Brass, Harp and Percussion”  will be presented at Sanders Theater on Saturday, August 1st.   Read more about this on our  Artists in Residence page.

Jeffrey Brody

We are pleased to announce that trumpeter Dr. Phillip Sullivan has been appointed “PACC Principal Trumpet.”


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 on our  Artists in Residence page, and see a nice article on our Artists in Residence program that 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.

child in church
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.

game night cropped
One of our popular Game Nights.

kitchen helpers
Hospitality is our tradition.

Our youth participate in Martin Luther King Service Day.