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 ]


Paint and Play Postponed until the Fall

The Paint and Play Watercolor workshop scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed until the fall. 


May Plant Sale to Support Scholarship Fund

May Plant Sale!  The Scholarship Committee is working with Beaumont Farm for our Mothers' Day Plant Sale--which continues throughout May. Show the Sale Flyer when you make ANY purchase at Beaumont Farm during the ENTIRE month of May, and they will donate a portion of the sale to the First Congregational Church Scholarship Committee. You may return throughout the month and be sure to show your flyer -- paper or electronic version on your mobile device. [ 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.  The Sunday Bulletin QR Code is also located with the photos below.  [ more ]


We Filled Many Easter Baskets!

Thank you!-- With Easter is fast approaching, your generosity will help many children enjoy special treats on the holiday. The Board of Community and World Service, through your abundant gifts, was able to provide over 60 filled Easter baskets to the many deserving children that are in need through our local DCF, plus supplies for many more. Thank you!


All Church Census

Our church is conducting an all-church census to update our current database, so that we have correct contact information and to take stock of what has changed so that we can move forward with a greater deal of knowledge and understanding.  There are several ways to participate in this important project. [ more ]


Join us for the Town Parade

Where will you be on June 18th?  Join us as we represent our church and walk in the town parade! [ more ]


New 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 ]


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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