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

Catch up with the latest news!

Check out "The Spire", our newsletter, for the very latest news, updates and reminders of what is going on at First Church. [ more ]

The 2019 Church Fair--Making Spirits Bright!

December 6 and December 7 -- Our Church Fair will be held on Friday, December 6 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Please join us as we will be "Making Spirits Bright" with handmade crafts, delicious food, cookies, breakfast, luncheon, photos with Santa, music, jewelry, unique gifts, books, participation in the Wallingford Stroll...and more! [ more ]

Breaking Bread Together

During this season of thanksgiving and "breaking bread together", we give thanks for all of our blessings and the meaningful ways our church impacts our lives and the lives of others, and we recommit ourselves through the gifts of our time, talent, and treasure. And we celebrate by sharing a meal! [ more ]

Thanksgiving Community Dinner

Don't Spend Thanksgiving Alone!  On Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019, there will be Thanksgiving 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. Turkey with all the fixings will be served; there will be music, laughter and craft activities.  Meals will also be delivered to the homebound. Volunteers and donations welcome.  [ more ]

The Jeremiah Project

The community of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford is embarking on a faith-filled journey to discover God's call for our church in this place and time. The Jeremiah Project is based on the scripture from Jeremiah 29:10, "I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you a future with hope." A renewed Vision and Mission will serve as inspiration and guidepost for our decisions and actions moving forward. [ more ]

Great Fun at our Kids' Halloween Party!

On Sunday, October 27, 2019, the Board of Christian Education sponsored a wonderful and fun-filled Halloween Party for kids 0-10. Congregational Hall was decorated to make it "spooky", and there were snacks, games, music and a costume parade. Kids were encouraged to bring their friends, and to come in costume. [ more ]

Congratulations to our Member in Discernment

An Ecclesiastical Council of the New Haven Association of the United Church of Chris for our Member in Discernment, Connor Filkins, was held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  We are pleased to announce that the Council approved Connor for ordination, pending call. [ more ]

Catch the Spirit 2019

September 8, 2019 was Catch the Spirit Sunday, our celebratory kick-off to another exciting program year. As part of our celebration, we had a Blessing of the Backpacks for all children, students of all ages and educators. Following worship, our traditional hot dogs, chips and ice cream were served on the Parade Ground, and opportunities for ministry were on display. Join us for fellowship and the renewal of the Spirit in your lives at First Church, where we believe that Faith Makes a Difference. You are welcome here no matter where you are on life's journey! [ 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.

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