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

Please join us for Holy Week and Easter!

If you are looking for a church for Holy Week and Easter, please join us! This is a special and sacred time at our church, and we'd love to share it with you and your family. We offer several opportunities to worship during this holiest time of the year.  During our Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday services, we walk alongside Jesus on the journey of the last week of his life, culminating with the joyful good news of Easter Sunday.  As we live into being an Easter church and all that may mean, we invite you to join us on for any of the services during Holy Week and on any Sunday.  We welcome you! [ more ]


Easter Vigil at Ashlar Village

Saturday, April 20 -- There will be an Easter Vigil held at the Ashlar Village Auditorium A and B on Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m.  All are welcome to join the Ashlar Village residents for this beautiful service based on the ancient liturgy of fire, word, water and the Lord's Supper. 


Easter Community Dinner

Don't Spend Easter Alone!  On Easter Sunday, April 21, there will be an Easter Dinner welcoming all, sponsored by Wallingford Community Dinners and the First Congregational Church.  Dinner begins serving at noon until 2:00 p.m. in Congregational Hall. Ham with all the fixings will be served; there will be music, laughter and craft activities.  Volunteers and donations welcome.  [ 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.


Scholarship Applications

Our church offers scholarships to active church members who are pursuing higher education.  If you or your high school student are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out the application form and return it to the church office by May 1, 2019. 


Books and Beyond

Books and Beyond, our monthly book club group, will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month through May.  Anyone interested in books, great conversation and fellowship is welcome to join us! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Guild Room.  We will be reading The Beep Beep Man by L. P. Vine.  Books are available in the church office or by contacting Margaret Jay. [ more ]


Youth Group Winter-Spring Update and Calendar

It's great to see the turn out we've had!
Remember, The Middle School group will be meeting from on Sundays from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
The Senior High group will meet from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Sundays. [ more ]


Spring Rummage Sale--May 2, 3 and 4

Thursday, May 2, Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 5 - The Spring Rummage Sale is upon us!  We'll need plenty of donations and most of all VOLUNTEERS to help us set up and work the sale.   Please contact the church office at (203)265-1691 or firstchurchwlfd@snet.net and leave your name with Lisa.  We are looking forward to another great sale with your help! [ more ]





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