Our Building – Facilities Available for Your Use

First Congregational Church Thetford sanctuary

The First Congregational Church in Thetford is a beautiful and historic building that is the spiritual home to the First Congregational Church in Thetford Community. It also houses a child care center that operates Monday-Friday 8-5:30, daily piano lessons, weekly AA program meetings, and many church and community group meetings and events, such as concerts and movies.

Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a beautiful open space, ideal for concerts, readings, weddings, funerals and other formal events.  Food is not allowed in the Sanctuary.  Rental of the Sanctuary includes use of the “Pie Room” and the kitchen.

Newcomb Room

The Newcomb Room is a large private space near the kitchen upstairs.  It offers an open, carpeted space ideal for exercise classes. Tables and chairs are available nearby and may be set up for lectures or movies.  The Newcomb Room is available to rent with or without the kitchen, and if rented with the kitchen, the open space called the “Pie Room” is also included.

Pie Room

The Pie Room is an open space upstairs and not available for rent separately, but often used by church members for informal meetings and discussions.

Sunday School Room

The Sunday School Room is a medium sized private space downstairs, which includes use of a kitchen cart for refreshments and access to two downstairs utility sinks for clean up purposes.  Tables, chairs, and the kitchen cart (equipped with cups, utensils, coffee and tea pots) for refreshments are stored nearby in the library.

Library

The Library is a small, private space downstairs and includes use of a kitchen cart for refreshments and two downstairs utility sinks for clean up purposes. Tables, chairs and the kitchen cart are stored in the room.

Church Offices

The two church offices are available for use by church members only.

Building Use Rental Process & Fees

See the Building Use Fees for Non-Members or the Building Use Feed for Church Members for charges for use of the different spaces. Building Use Fees help cover the many expenses of operating the building, such as heat, water, sewer, plowing, custodial care and other expenses incurred through use of the space. Therefore, most non-church events must help cover these expenses, through the payment of the fees or through donations. The Trustees are willing to consider modifying the applicable fee for special circumstances.

Feel free to view our Rules for Use, Closing Checklist, and Use Agreement Form before discussing your rental needs with the Building Use Coordinator.

For questions or to book the use of any of the Church spaces, please contact the Building Use Coordinator at office@thetfordhillchurch.org.

Our goal is to provide as many spaces as possible within the church to the many groups who need space, though activities of the FCCT have priority for use of the church spaces.

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