First Congregational Church of Albany
First Congregational Church of Albany

A Vibrant History with National Significance: An Overview

First Congregational Church was formed in 1849. The Rev. Dr. Ray Palmer, noted scholar, theologian, and poet, was called as the first pastor. In 1852, the church hosted the “Albany Convention”, pivotal to the establishment of the denomination.


In 1917, First Congregational Church relocated and became the first church to serve the   growing "Woodlawn" area of the city. The   present church building, dedicated to Rev. Dr. Ray Palmer, was designed by noted architect Albert W. Fuller, who had been a member of the church. 


In 2014, First Congregational Church was added to the   National Register of Historic Places, recognizing its contribution to the Congregational denomination and to the city of Albany.


Visit the links on the left to learn more about First Congregational Church and its history.

Worship Service is held at 10:30am every Sunday and is followed by our Coffee Fellowship


405 Quail Street

Albany, New York 12208

(518) 482-4580

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