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

Westbrook Lobster Fundraiser for the Wallingford Workcamp

April 24, 2018--5:00 p.m. Beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24, Westbrook Lobster, located at 300 Church St., Route 69 in Wallingford, will donate 10% of your check to help with costs of the Wallingford Workcamp beyond construction materials.  Customers must let the server/bartender know that they are they for the Wallingford Worskcamp fundraiser so that we can keep track of the receipts.  Takeout is okay as well--you just need to remember to let the staff know when you place your order or when you pick up your order.  There are no restrictions on where you can dine.  Enjoy a night out and support this important project at the same time!


Spring Rummage Sale--Save the Dates!

Thursday, May 3, Friday, May 4 and and Saturday, May 5 - Save the dates (and your stuff!) for The Spring Rummage Sale.  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! [ more ]


Save the Date for Cafe' Conversations!

Tuesday, May 15 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Dessert, Coffee and Conversation

Saturday, May 19 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Coffee and... Conversation
Child Care Provided, but please RSVP to the church office if you plan to use the child
care so that we can best plan.

Come get inspired! Help us aspire! Let's imagine our bright, colorful future! All members and friends of our church are invited and encouraged to attend a Cafe' Conversation, where we will share our ideas and thoughts about who God is calling us to be. What do we bring, as God's people, to face the challenges of our time and place?

You will be hearing more about this fun and exciting event, but mark it on your calendars now!


Holy Week and Easter 2018 at First Church

Holy Week and Easter is a special and sacred time at our church. We offered serveral opportunities to worship during this holiest time of the year.  During our Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday services, we walked 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 any Sunday.  We welcome you!


Church School News

Our Church School is involved in lots of special projects and activities throughout the spring. You can join us or help out in several ways... [ more ]


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 and great conversation is welcome to join us! The book discussion on April 24 will be "The Letters and Diaries of Queen Chipsa" by Allen Eddy at 7:00 p.m.  Books are available in the church office or by contacting Margaret Jay. [ more ]


Weather Related Cancellations

Weather related cancellations to our programs or church school are posted on the three local television stations, Channels 3, 8 and 30.  While church is not usually cancelled, dangerous conditions may cause the church office, meetings, and programs (even church if bad enough) to be closed for safety. 


Wallingford Workcamp Team 2018

The Wallingford Workcamp Team 2018 project is well underway and gathering momentum, but still needs your help! Our church, in partnership with the non-profit Group Mission Trips, will be hosting a work camp here in town from July 8-14, 2018. [ more ]





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