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

343rd Annual Meeting Plus Chili and Chowder on Jan. 27, 2019

The 343rd Annual Meeting of the First Congregational Church in Wallingford will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. following a delicious Chili and Chowder lunch.  Just come!!  There is no need to bring a dish this year--just bring yourself and your family for chili and chowder immediately following the 10:00 a.m. worship service.  A free will offering will be taken. 

The Annual Meeting is an important moment in the life of our church.  We set our goals and priorities for the future, as well as approving the budget, nominations and receiving reports.  Please save the date and join us for a great meal, wonderful fellowship and lending your voice as we chart our future together.


Superbowl Sunday Grinders and Salads

The Youth Group is selling grinders and salads for Superbowl Sunday to raise funds for their mission trip to Dexter, Maine next summer.  Please fill out the order form and bring it into the church office, drop if off in the collection plate on Sunday morning or sign up at coffee hour no later than Tuesday, January 29.  Enjoy a great grinder or salad and support our youth and their outreach to serve God in the wider world! [ more ]


2018 Advent and Christmas Services and Events

Our Advent and Christmas Season had many worship services and fellowship opportunities.  Our worship was be centered on the hymn "Silent Night." [ more ]


We Welcome our New Acting Coordinator of the Church School and Children's Ministries

We welcome Jessie DePonte, a long time member of our church and Church School teacher, to our staff as Acting Coordinator of the Church School and Children's Ministries.  This position replaces the position of Church School Superintendent.  Jessie will provide Church School leadership and ministry to children from birth through 8th Grade and their families. [ more ]


The "Home for the Holidays" Church Fair was a Wonderful Success!

November 30 and December 1, 2018-- The "Home for the Holidays" Church Fair was a wonderful success!  Thanks to the efforts of so many volunteers who organized, planned, cooked, baked, set-up, cleaned-up, sold, created crafts, provided music...the list goes on and on...the two days were full of joyful spirit. [ more ]


Books and Beyond

Books and Beyond, our monthly book club group, will meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month through May, except for December.  Anyone interested in books, great conversation and fellowship is welcome to join us! Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Guild Room.  We will be reading My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Laura Kamoie.  Books are available in the church office or by contacting Margaret Jay. [ more ]


Faith Makes A Difference--Imagine What We Can Do!

We thank you for being a partner in the ministry and mission of The First Congregational Church. Your participation in the life of the church, through your gifts of time and talent, as well as on-going financial contributions, is making a difference in the lives of many people. [ more ]


Faith Makes A Difference--A Letter from Pastor Kathy

Have you ever heard the story of the little boy saving starfish, one at a time? "It made a difference to that one!"  I'm writing to share another story with you.  This story is about a church, but not just any church.  It's our church... [ more ]


Youth Group Winter-Spring Update and Calendar

It's great to see the turn out we've had!
Remember, The Middle School group will be meeting from on Sundays from 5:00-6:30 p.m.
The Senior High group will meet from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Sundays. [ 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. 





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