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

Rev. Margaret Jay to Retire

June 30, 2019--Rev. Margaret Jay's last Sunday service with us before her retirement will be on June 30, 2019. Following the 10:00 a.m. worship service, there will be a celebration in Congregational Hall honoring Margaret with presentations, gifts, delicious food and our best wishes as she embarks on the journey of retirement. [ 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.

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 last meeting of the program year will be on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Guild Room. We will be reading An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor.  Books are available in the church office or by contacting Margaret Jay. [ more ]

Call to Special Meeting June 23, 2019

June 23, 2019--There will be a Special Meeting of the congregation on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in the sanctuary immediately following the 10:00 a.m. service, in order to present to the membership for their approval a change in the By-laws.  This amendment would change the date of our Annual Meeting to the second Sunday in June, in order align our fiscal year to our program year.  The new fiscal year would be from July 1 to June 30.  This would also allow our Board and Committee membership not to change in the middle of the program year.  At this meeting, a revised budget will also be presented for approval. [ more ]

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