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

Contactless Food Drive a Great Success!

May 16, 2020 -- The Board of Christian Education sponsored a contactless Food Drive on May 16 to support elderly church neighbors in need and Master's Manna. Food contributions were left on doorsteps for pick-up by church members (gloved and masked).  We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our church family--over 1,245 pounds of food was collected! [ more ]


Sunday Morning Worship

Church is more than a building!  Join us for our Sunday morning worship services, now available on our new YouTube ChannelThere you will find the service for the current week as well past recordings. You may go to the channel at 10:00 a.m. or later each Sunday morning and find the recorded service. It will remain there for future viewing if you cannot view it at our usual worship time.  You may also access our YouTube Channel by clicking on Church Online under Quick Links. 


Online Giving

While our church doors may be closed due to the coronavirus, our hearts remain open and the work of God's church continues.  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 ]


Sunday School Story Time

Sunday School Story Time is now be available on our new YouTube Channel.  Join our virtual church school for a story and a craft at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  If you miss it, it can be viewed at anytime that is convenient for you.


New YouTube Channel

We now have a new YouTube Channel!  You will have the opportunity to catch up on previous worship experiences and other recorded events as we build our video library.  Thank for checking it out!


Scholarship Application Deadline Extended to May 31, 2020

May 31, 2020--The application deadline for scholarships for students who are members of our church who are setting off to higher education has been extended to May, 31, 2020. [ more ]


Annual Meeting Date Changed to June 28, 2020

June 28, 2020--By vote of the Church Council at the May 4, 2020 meeting, the Annual Meeting has been changed from June 14 to June 28, 2020 to accomodate the disruptions caused by the coronavirus. This gives us more time to prepare our budgets and financial projections, invite participation in church life, as well as the logistics of the meeting itself.


Emergency Contact Number if Church Office Closed

If you are trying to reach Rev. Kathy Cunliffe or the church office and the church office is closed, we have established a new Google Voice phone number: 203-626-2354.  If you have an emergency and need to reach someone from church, please use that number if there is no answer at the regular 203-265-1691 number.  Thank you.





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