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

The latest news...

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

15th Annual Family Life Golf Tournament

Saturday, October 8, 2022--Join us for the ever enjoyable 15th Annual Family Life Golf Tournament in support of raising funds for breast cancer research and the Family Life Center Fund. Tee time is at 9:00 a.m. at Miner Hills Family Golf in Middletown, CT. All ages and abilities are welcome! [ more ]

Bawa Health Initiative Fund Raiser

Saturday, October 8 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.--Try something different for dinner this Saturday, and support the Bawa Health Initiative project in Bawa, Cameroon.  Drive through and pick up a Cameroonian dinner prepared by Cameroonian chefs!  The cost is $20.00.  Please sign up for a pick up time.  [ more ]

Fall Plant Sale Fundraiser

September 15 through October 31 at Beaumont Farms--It's time for fall mums and autumn decor!  Support our church and decorate your home for the fall season by bringing the attached flyer to Beaumont Farms, or by showing them the flyer on your mobile device.  The Sale is sponsored by the Christian Education Committee to support our educational programs.  We appreciate the support of Beaumont Farms and your support of our church and its outreach! [ more ]

Catch the Spirit 2022

September 18, 2022--Catch the Spirit Sunday was full of the spirit of community, fellowship and excitement for the new program year! [ more ]

Unity in Faith Food Drive

Congregations and houses of worship across Wallingford collaborated to hold a town-wide food drive benefiting Master's Manna on September 17. Over 4,600 pounds of all types of non-perishable foods were donated by the generous folks of Wallingford.  Thank you to all who participated in this wonderful town-wide effort to help those in need! [ 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.  [ 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.

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