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

Cafe' Conversations

Cafe' Conversations-- We held two Cafe' Conversations the week of May 14--The first one was severely impacted by the tornadoes and windstorm of May 15, and will be rescheduled soon.

On Saturday morning, May 19, church members gathered for delicious breakfast treats and meaningful conversation as we discussed what God is calling us to do and be in our time. [ more ]

Wanted--Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!

July 8, 2018--Our church community will be offering cookies to the Wallingford Workcamp volunteers--600 strong--following their first day of work on Monday, July 9. We need 100 dozen cookies--yes, 100 dozen!  We are asking you to provide some cookies for this effort--any kind are welcome, and they may be baked from scratch, baked using pre-made dough, or purchased from a bakery or bakery department of your local grocery store.  Cookies may be dropped off in the church kitchen on Sunday, July 8, or ahead of time in the church office to be frozen.  We are asking that you indicate how many cookies that you will contribute so the Cookie Committee can plan. [ more ]

Books and Beyond

Books and Beyond, our monthly book club group, will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month through May. Anyone interested in books and great conversation is welcome to join us! The book discussion, the last for this program year, will be held on May 22; the book will be "Wonder" by R.J. Palacia.  Books are available in the church office or by contacting Margaret Jay. [ more ]

Holy Week and Easter 2018 at First Church

Holy Week and Easter is a special and sacred time at our church. We offered serveral opportunities to worship during this holiest time of the year.  During our Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday services, we walked alongside Jesus on the journey of the last week of his life, culminating with the joyful good news of Easter Sunday.  As we live into being an Easter church and all that may mean, we invite you to join us on any Sunday.  We welcome you!

Church School News

Our Church School is involved in lots of special projects and activities throughout the spring. You can join us or help out in several ways... [ more ]

Weather Related Cancellations

Weather related cancellations to our programs or church school are posted on the three local television stations, Channels 3, 8 and 30.  While church is not usually cancelled, dangerous conditions may cause the church office, meetings, and programs (even church if bad enough) to be closed for safety. 

Wallingford Workcamp Team 2018

The Wallingford Workcamp Team 2018 project is well underway and gathering momentum, but still needs your help! Our church, in partnership with the non-profit Group Mission Trips, will be hosting a work camp here in town from July 8-14, 2018. [ more ]

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