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 ]

Our Vision and Mission

The community of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford has been on a faith-filled journey to discover God's call for our church in this place and time, 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."   Our renewed Vision and Mission will serve as inspiration and guidepost for our decisions and actions moving forward. [ more ]

What's New at First Church

Join Us for Holy Week!

During Holy Week, please join us as we walk together through the last week of Jesus's life, ending in the joyous celebration of his resurrection on Easter Sunday.  All are welcome! [ more ]

Palm Cross Breakfast This Saturday

Saturday, April 1 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.--Come join us for our traditional Palm Cross making and breakfast in Congregational Hall!  We will enjoy breakfast together and there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children, and [ more ]

The latest news...

Catch up on all our church news by reading this month's Spire, our church newsletter! [ more ]

Butter Braid Pick Up

Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2 -- Pre-ordered Butter Braids will be available for pick-up this upcoming weekend. [ more ]

Save the Date for a Chili Cook-off and Square Dance

Sunday, April 23, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. -- Save the date for a fun family-friendly event! The Family Life Board is sponsoring a Chili Cook-off and Square Dance in Congregational Hall. All are welcome to join us for delicious chili and square dancing--no experience required! [ more ]

Easter Flowers to Decorate our Sanctuary

During Lent, you will have the opportunity to purchase Easter Flowers to decorate the Sanctuary for Easter Sunday. Tulips, hyacinths, daffodils or lilies can be ordered in honor or memory of a loved one. Flowers must be ordered by Sunday, April 2 by placing the order form in the offering plate or returning it to the church office.  Thank you for your support! [ more ]

Sunday Bulletins Available On-line

Our Sunday Bulletin, with our Service of Worship, is now available on-line.  This will allow you to follow along if you are joining our worship service from home.  It also has timely reminders of upcoming events. [ more ]

Interim Minister Announcement

We are pleased to announce that First Congregational Church of Wallingford has called Rev. Meredith Jeffers to serve as our Interim Minister. [ more ]

Church Office Hours

The Church Office will be open Tuesday through Friday from from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   Please take note of the new hours.  Thank you.

Online Giving

Our church doors have reopened, but everyone's comfort level with gathering may be different.  Our hearts remain open and the work of God's church continues whether you are near or far.  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 ]

Open and Affirming Announcement

In order to uphold the mission and vision of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford, the Church Council has voted to implement the Open and Affirming process to make official our intent to be a welcoming church for everyone, no matter their sexual orientation, identity, race, gender, or physical and emotional challenges. [ more ]

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