Welcome to First Congregational Church

Founded in 1669, the First Congregational Church of Wallingford is a warm and inviting community, where any member, new or old-timer, young or old, male or female, gay or straight, from any background, can play a role in the life of the church. We are congenial, not cliquey; people accept each other without regard to background, profession or political differences. We work well together, like to laugh, and share great joy and friendship with one another ... [ more ]

All are Welcome

The church has a long standing philosophy that all are welcome.

  • If you are a seeker or a doubter … you are welcome here.
  • If you have more questions than answers … you are welcome here.
  • If you are searching for a place to express your creativity and to live authentically … you are welcome here.
  • If you are a long time member of the United Church of Christ or someone coming from a different faith tradition, or no faith tradition … you are welcome here.
  • No matter what your family looks like … you are welcome here. [ more ]

Our Vision and Mission

The community of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford has been on a faith-filled journey to discover God's call for our church in this place and time, based on the scripture from Jeremiah 29:10, "I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you a future with hope."   Our renewed Vision and Mission will serve as inspiration and guidepost for our decisions and actions moving forward. [ more ]

What's New at First Church

The latest news...

Catch up on all our church news by reading this month's Spire, our church newsletter! [ more ]

Sunday Bulletins Available On-line

Our Sunday Bulletin, with our Service of Worship, is now available on-line.  This will allow you to follow along if you are joining our worship service from home.  The Sunday Bulletin QR Code is also located with the photos below.  [ more ]

Church Re-Gathering Dinner

Saturday, November 6 -- Join us for a wonderful evening of fellowship and delicious food for our Church Re-Gathering Dinner.  Cheese and crackers will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:00.  There will be music and dancing.  Everyone in the the family is invited!  Tickets are $23.00 for adults and $18.00 for children and seniors, and can be purchased in the church office, following worship or click on On-line giving. [ more ]

New Church Office Hours

The Church Office will be open Tuesday through Friday from from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   Please take note of the new hours.  Thank you.

Upcoming Fall Events

You caught the Spirit in September! Now it's time to "regather, come home and keep the Spirit afire" with these upcoming events this fall. Please join us! [ more ]

14th Annual Family Life Golf Tournament

The 14th Annual Family Life Golf Tournament to support breast cancer awareness and research and the Family Life Center Fund was held on Saturday morning, October 9 at Miner Hills Family Golf in Middletown, CT, and it was truly a great day. [ more ]

Clothing Drive to Benefit SCOW

Thank you for your generosity in supporting out clothing drive to benefit the Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW) and local families who have immigrated to Wallingford from Ecuador. [ more ]

Online Giving

Our church doors have reopened, but everyone's comfort level with gathering may be different.  Our hearts remain open and the work of God's church continues whether you are near or far.  During these unprecedented times, we continue to need your support, as you are able, which can easily be done through online giving.  You may make your pledge or a gift for both church and mission support.  Click here to make your convenient, easy and secure gift to our church and help us make a difference in the world.  Click here to answer frequently asked questions.  Thank you for your continued care and support! [ more ]

Open and Affirming Announcement

In order to uphold the mission and vision of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford, the Church Council has voted to implement the Open and Affirming process to make official our intent to be a welcoming church for everyone, no matter their sexual orientation, identity, race, gender, or physical and emotional challenges. [ more ]

Seeking Acting Coordinator of Church School

We are seeking a new Acting Coordinator of our Church School. This is a paid position for 10 hours per week.  We are looking for a creative, flexible person, willing to learn new technology, who is excited to work with children and Church School teachers. Resumes can be emailed to Robin Davies at robind111@snet.net or call (203) 379-6735 after 6 p.m. if you are interested in more information.

Emergency Contact Number if Church Office Closed

If you are trying to reach Rev. Kathy Cunliffe or the church office and the church office is closed, we have established a new Google Voice phone number: 203-626-2354.  If you have an emergency and need to reach someone from church, please use that number if there is no answer at the regular 203-265-1691 number.  Thank you.

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