About Us

Chiltonville Congregational Church is a bible-believing church where the Gospel is preached.
We rely on the authority of Scripture in conducting our daily lives.

who we are

Chiltonville Congregational Church has been preaching and celebrating the Good News of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom since 1814.  We are an active and joyful church who loves the Lord and each other as we worship God through song, prayer and Biblical teaching.  CCC members are active in ministries, groups and missions which work together to make strong disciples of Jesus Christ.

CCC is independent of any denomination but freely associates with the Congregational Churches which make up Centerpoint: A Biblical Congregational Conference.

Sunday worship, led by our Pastor, Douglas Falls, and Church School for grades K-8 begin at 10 a.m. Nursery care is provided for children through age 4. A time of refreshment and fellowship follows the Worship Service, and all are welcome

what we believe

We Believe:

  • In God the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth and Jesus Christ, God’s Only Son, and in the Holy Spirit, and that these three are One God.
  • We are saved by God’s grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and that our response of faith is to love others as Christ loves us.
  • The Bible is God’s inspired and holy Word useful for teaching and training in righteousness to transform believers and direct the Church.
  • Each member has the undisturbed right to follow the Word of God according to the dictates of his or her conscience, under the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit.
  • That a desire to be Christlike is a condition of fellowship, that all church members are spiritually equal, and called to the work of ministry.
  • That every Christian is a minister of Christ on our frontlines – in the places and with the people Jesus privileges us to be every moment of every day.
  • That each Congregational Church is autonomous and complete, yet called into wider associations of fellowship.
  • We pray for the visible unity of the whole Church that, as Jesus prayed, we may all be one.
  • We look forward to the coming of the Kingdom of God in our lives and its fulfillment when Christ comes aga

our covenant

As the Lord’s free people, we join ourselves, by a Covenant of the Lord, into a church estate, in the fellowship of the Gospel, to walk in all His ways made known, or to be made known to us, according to our best endeavors, whatsoever it should cost us, the Lord assisting us.
                                              Scrooby Covenant, 1606, 
                                              adopted November 21, 2021

our pastor

Rev. Douglas Falls
Interim Pastor
Chiltonville Congregational Church

I grew up in Westwood, MA, where I became a Jesus believer/follower at the age of 15 in Young Life.  It was the 70s and a harvest of new Christians was happening everywhere just like in the movie “The Jesus Revolution”.  It took many months, but one day I entrusted my heart to Jesus.   I believed Jesus was the way, the truth and the life.  Young Life taught me the value of good relationships and also having a sense of adventure about life.

Later, I earned my bachelors in English from Gordon College, though I was not a stellar student.  One highlight was that I was the college newspaper editor; so after graduation I became a reporter and sports writer.  During this time, I strayed from the Lord. I was disillusioned with church for a long time, until one day I happened to visit a church where I discovered amazing things were happening.  The church was the Vineyard, and I felt life again.  I experienced the Lord’s love in a deeper way and I became integrated into the body of Christ through cell groups and prayer.  I grew spiritually by leaps and bounds, growing in understanding the Bible as God’s Word, as well as the love of Jesus, who said He’d never leave me nor abandon me.  And His Spirit guided me.

I married Lou Ann in 1991, and we had a vision to serve God on the mission field.  I was ordained in 1994 and we went to the Amazon River Basin of Brazil to help plant churches for five years.  Lou Ann had three pregnancies resulting in two beautiful daughters, Joy and Anna.  Sadly, the first pregnancy was lost when the fetus died in utero.  While in Brazil, we were also involved with literacy, prison ministry and discipleship in the river villages. 

Upon returning to North America, we relocated to Vancouver, B.C., where I earned my Master of Divinity at Regent College, an interdenominal seminary.  After faring poorly in college, I hit the books and did quite well at Regent. While in Canada, Lou Ann and I made significant friendships with people from all over the world.  It was at Regent that I was led by the Lord to pursue chaplaincy.  I did my professional training, volunteered in correctional facilities and other settings, and became a chaplain.  I worked for some hospice agencies, but mainly my career was with the V.A. as a healthcare chaplain.  I did that for 17 years until retirement a few years ago. 

Now I feel called to pastoral care in the church.  And Lou Ann is all in, as well.  God has given me a love for His church.  I have to admit, it’s strange to be a rookie starting this job at the age of 66, but hey, maybe it’ll keep me young!  Thank you all for welcoming Lou Ann and I to Chiltonville Congregational.

our bylaws

Bylaws as Amended 9/24/2023
COVENANT, POLITY and STATEMENT OF FAITH

CLICK HERE to view the complete pdf of the Bylaws.