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 ]

What's New at First Church

Worship Services to be Held in Congregational Hall Sunday, July 21

Sunday, July 21, 2019 -- Due to the excessive heat warning for this weekend, the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship services will be held in Congregational Hall, which is air conditioned.  Cool drinks will be available.  Feel free to come in more casual dress.  All are welcome!


Rev. Margaret Jay's Retirement Service and Celebration of Ministry

Rev. Margaret Jay's last Sunday service with us before her retirement on July 15, 2019 was celebrated on June 30, 2019. Following the 10:00 a.m. worship service, over 200 church members and friends attended a reception honoring her ministry in Congregational Hall. Margaret was presented with tributes, gifts, delicious food and our best wishes as she embarks on the journey of retirement. [ more ]


2019 Summer Church School Program

Summer Sundays at 10:00 a.m. July 14, 21, 28 and August 4 -- Our 2019 Summer Church School Program this year will take place in Athens as the children join us for a Journey with Paul.  [ more ]


A New Ministry: Women's Breakfast

Sunday, August 11, 2019--The Family Life Board is starting a new ministry, a Women's Breakfast to be held once a month on Sunday mornings between services, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.  This will be a casual, simple breakfast accompanied by coffee, tea and conversation.  "The Upper Room" devotional reading for the day will be our conversation starter.   A free will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the meal.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (203) 265-1691 or Lorraine Westervelt. 


13th Annual Family Life Golf Tournament

September 28, 2019-- The 13th Annual Family Life Golf Tournament to support breast cancer awareness and research and the Family Life Center Fund will be held on Saturday, September 28 at Miner Hills Family Golf in Middletown, CT from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  There will be prizes, luncheon, and lots of fun!  The cost is $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for Juniors (17 and under).  You can sign up to play, or you can sponsor a hole for $20.00.  Sign-ups are available in the church office or at coffee hour. [ more ]


Online Giving

What's new at First Church?  We recently established online giving!  As of this time, you may make your pledge for both church and mission support.  As time goes by, we will be able to add opportunities to support events and other areas where your contributions needed.  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.


2019 Mission Trip

July 21-27 Youth Mission Trip to Dexter, Maine--Our dedicated youth and intrepid adults will be heading to Dexter, Maine to repair homes, share love and concern, and celebrate their faith in Dexter, Maine on this year’s mission trip.  We wish them every blessing as they spread God's love in the world through their hard work and care for others.





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