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

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.

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. 

The Wizard of Oz to Be Presented

On April 4, 5, 6 and 7, the church is excited to present a congregational production of "The Wizard of Oz."  [ more ]

Comfort Bag Collection for "It's My Heart New England"

We are collecting items from January 24 to February 17 to support "It's My Heart New England," a program that offers comfort bags to families with children who are in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Units across the New England states.  The Connecticut collection will support families with children at Yale New Haven Hospital and the Connecticut Children's Hospital. [ more ]

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Pancake Flipping Contest

The Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, sponsored by our Deacons, will be held on Tuesday, March 5. It is always a festive evening, starting with delicious pancakes and sausage. Then the fun really began with the Pancake Flipping races! [ more ]

Taize' Worship February 27

The mid-winter can be dark and dreary.  Take some time with silence and candlelight to replenish your spirit.  The next Taize' Service will be held on Wednesday, February 27 at 6:15 in the sanctuary.  All are welcome to join us for this quiet, meditative time of music, prayer and silence.  [ 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, great conversation and fellowship is welcome to join us! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Guild Room.  We will be reading At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen.  Books are available in the church office or by contacting Margaret Jay. [ more ]

Faith Makes A Difference--Imagine What We Can Do!

We thank you for being a partner in the ministry and mission of The First Congregational Church. Your participation in the life of the church, through your gifts of time and talent, as well as on-going financial contributions, is making a difference in the lives of many people. [ more ]

Faith Makes A Difference--A Letter from Pastor Kathy

Have you ever heard the story of the little boy saving starfish, one at a time? "It made a difference to that one!"  I'm writing to share another story with you.  This story is about a church, but not just any church.  It's our church... [ more ]

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. 

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 ]

Ash Wednesday Holy Communion

Wednesday, March 6, 2019-- The season of Lent will begin with the Ash Wednesday Holy Communion Service of Reconciliation and Healing on March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  We will share the ancient rite of "Anointing with Oil."

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