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

It's Not Too Early to Help with the 2019 Church Fair!

August 18, 2019 -- It's not too early to help with this year's Church Fair, which will be held on December 4 and 5, 2019.  Join us on Sunday, August 18 at 11:15 a.m. in Congregational Hall for a fun Gnome Workshop--a fuzzy, non-sewing adventure!  The theme of this year's fair will be "Making Spirits Bright," and it will surely brighten your spirits to make adorable gnomes to support the Fair and the missions of our church.  [ more ]


2019 Mission Trip to Dexter, Maine--Mission Accomplished!

July 21-27 Youth Mission Trip to Dexter, Maine--Our dedicated youth and intrepid adults repaired homes, shared love and concern, and celebrated their faith in Dexter, Maine on this year’s mission trip.  We rejoice with them as they spread God's love and blessings in the world through their hard work and care for others. [ more ]


Rev. Margaret Jay's Retirement Service and Celebration of Ministry

Rev. Margaret Jay's last Sunday service with us before her retirement on July 15, 2019 was celebrated on June 30, 2019. Following the 10:00 a.m. worship service, over 200 church members and friends attended a reception honoring her ministry in Congregational Hall. Margaret was presented with tributes, gifts, delicious food and our best wishes as she embarks on the journey of retirement. [ more ]


Join us for a Fun Family Afternoon of Baseball!

Sunday, August 25 at 1:05 pm.-- Join others from our church family as we share a fun afternoon of fellowship and AA minor league baseball as the Hartford Yard Goats play the Reading Fightin' Phils.  Sign up for tickets during coffee hour or call the church office at (203) 265-1691.  This event is sponsored by the Family Life Board. 


A New Ministry: Women's Breakfast

Sunday, September 15, 2019--The Family Life Board is starting a new ministry, a Women's Breakfast to be held once a month on Sunday mornings between services, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.  This will be a casual, simple breakfast accompanied by coffee, tea and conversation.  "The Upper Room" devotional reading for the day will be our conversation starter.   A free will offering will be taken to cover the cost of the meal.  If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (203) 265-1691 or Lorraine Westervelt. 


13th Annual Family Life Golf Tournament

September 28, 2019-- The 13th Annual Family Life Golf Tournament to support breast cancer awareness and research and the Family Life Center Fund will be held on Saturday, September 28 at Miner Hills Family Golf in Middletown, CT from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  There will be prizes, luncheon, and lots of fun!  The cost is $25.00 for adults and $20.00 for Juniors (17 and under).  You can sign up to play, or you can sponsor a hole for $20.00.  Sign-ups are available in the church office or at coffee hour. [ 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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