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Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are WELCOME here!

First Church of Christ is OPEN AND AFFIRMING! The church has declared that all people are welcome – people of every race, ethnicity, gender diversity, sexual orientation, marital or socio-economic status, age, and physical or mental ability. Everyone is welcome to worship, service, fellowship and leadership in this church.  For more details, read the .  

AUGUST – Joint Services with South Congregational Church in Waterbury

During the month of August, we will be worshiping together with our partner Church – South Church, 160 Piedmont, Waterbury.  Two services will be held in Bethany and two will be held in Waterbury. These services will be held at 10:30 AM, instead of our normal 9:30 am time. 

August 20 – First Church (Special Guest Speaker: Inok Magliaro)
August 27 – South Church

Want to make a Donation to the Church?  

Not able to come this Sunday and want to electronically send your pledge?  Now you can do it online directly through PayPal! Just click on the DONATE button below.

On Sunday, April 30, Pastor Shea’s sermon unveiled our new goals. You can read more about our Mission, Vision, and goals .

Want to Check out Pastor Shea’s recent Sermon?  

We now have a !  See below for the current sermon or check out the channel to view a history of videos!


 Communion Sunday is the Second Sunday of the month!

COFFEE HOUR WITH REV. SHEA – Want to hang out with Rev. Shea, grab a cup of coffee and just shoot the breeze?  Rev. Shea has ‘coffee hours’ and everyone is welcome to stop by!
  •  1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 10am-12noon at (742 Amity Rd, Bethany)
Food Donations Most of you know that we collect non-perishable each Sunday during service (for newcomers, just bring a canned good or box of pasta and we will collect it during the offering).  We give food offerings to:
  • Naugatuck Ecumenical food bank

FUNDRAISING INFO:   The Church has several fundraising activities going on right now, and one (or more) might be just what you are looking for!  Please contact the church office for more information on any of these programs.

  • Stop and Shop Cards – 5% of every order of Stop and Shop gift cards goes right to the church.  Use the cards for your every day grocery shopping or at the gas pumps.  We place an order each week, so you get your cards within a week.  Buy some each week!  Check in with Deana or Craig at coffee hour for details.
  • Help support the church by pledging!  

– First Church believes in keeping kids safe and that is why we have developed a policy to ensure that our volunteers and employees working with our kids can keep them safe and protected.  Click on the to read the full policy.


Sanctuary Choir:  Want to sing in our sanctuary choir?  All are welcome to come and celebrate the Lord in song. Contact the for more information about rehearsal times.

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