Welcome to our Church!

A living faith is something that takes exploration. No matter if you are a child or an adult growing in faith requires an atmosphere where questions are welcome, where nurture and encouragement are offered. At First Congregational Church, 17 East Main Street in South Paris you’ll find a welcoming faith community that encourages growth through openness. Meeting in the Christian tradition, First Congregational Church invites you to join them in pursuit of faithful living in a caring church community. A local and autonomous church we are in fellowship with the National Association of Congregational Churches and the Congregational Christian Council of Maine.

Meet Reverend Don Mayberry

Reverend Don Mayberry has been serving as senior pastor at First Congregational Church since August of 2001. He and his wife Judy, an artist, live on Norway Lake. They have two adult daughters, Sarah and Susie and three grandchildren. Don was ordained in the American Baptist tradition in July 1997.

In addition to traditional pastoral duties that take place at the church, Don takes an active role in the community. He serves on local boards, volunteers as a chaplain at the hospital, conducts funerals for community members that have no church affiliation and simply strives to be available offering a pastoral presence in the larger community.

Prior to entering the ministry Don spent 20 years in the radio business and along with Judy played folk music for many years. Don and Judy continue to write record and perform music.

Meet Our Staff

We have a wonderful group of people behind the scenes that make everything happen. Read more about our staff.

Open Senior Minister Position

Our long-time pastor Rev. Don Mayberry is retiring later this year. We are currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Minister. If you would like to apply, please read the Church Profile below and download the application form below (attach additional pages as necessary). Please return your completed application by June 30, 2020, to the Chair of the Search Committee, Rick Bennett, by email at rick@rickbennett.org or by mail to 75 Bennett Lane, Oxford, Maine 04270.

Church Profile (PDF)
Senior Minister Application Form (PDF)
Senior Minister Application Form (DOCX)
Church Profile Appendix 1, Survey Results (PDF)
Church Profile Appendix 2, Annual Report (PDF)