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 ]


A Special Celebration on Epiphany Sunday

Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.-- Our Epiphany and Star Gift Sunday celebration was made special with the making of a covenant between our church and the Rev. Dr. Meredith Jeffers, to call her as our new Interim Minister. [ more ]


Join us for the New Year!

The New Year is here, and there are many ways to worship and celebrate together at First Church.  We invite you to join us! [ more ]


Superbowl Sunday Grinders and Salads

The Youth Group is selling grinders and salads for Superbowl Sunday to raise funds for their mission trip to Hazlet, New Jersey next summer.  Please fill out the order form and bring it into the church office, drop if off in the collection plate on Sunday morning or sign up at coffee hour no later than Monday, February 6.  Enjoy a great grinder or salad (thanks to Mark Allard and Ferraro's Market for the meats, cheeses and produce!) and support our youth and their outreach to serve God in the wider world. [ more ]


Thanks for being a Soup-er Hero!

The Board of Community and World Service sponsored a drive-through collection of soups to benefit Master's Manna on Saturday, January 21, and were gratified for all the soups collected--580 pounds of soups and other foods! Thank you for your continued generosity!


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.  It also has timely reminders of upcoming events. [ more ]


Interim Minister Announcement

We are pleased to announce that First Congregational Church of Wallingford has called Rev. Meredith Jeffers to serve as our Interim Minister. [ more ]


The Sparkling Church Fair was a Joyous Event

After a two year break due to COVID, our Sparkling Church Fair was full of light, fellowship and laughter as we once again worked hard to create a wonderful and joyous event in the life of our community. [ more ]


Our Own Santa Finds Holiday Spirit 365 Days A Year!

Our own Santa Finds the Holiday Spirit 365 Days A Year! [ more ]


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.


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 ]





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