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

Join us every Sunday for worship, music and fellowship at 9:30 AM.

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 Press Release and Formal Declaration.  

Diaper Drive – Through the month of July

It’s a cause you can really get ‘behind’! First Church has been a committed partner to the New Haven Diaper Bank for several years and we are always proud to support their cause. We are currently running a Diaper Drive through the month of July.  Pick up a pack of diapers the next time you are at the store and drop them off at the church in our collection bin (by the handicap ramp) or in the sanctuary.  All size diapers are welcome, but the greatest needs are in sized 4, 5, and 6.  Can’t make it in with a pack?  You can use the DONATE link below to make a donation and just indicate it is for the Diaper Drive.

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 here.

Want to Check out Pastor Shea’s recent Sermon?  

We now have a YouTube Channel!  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 Billy’s (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!  

SAFE Church Volunteer Policy – 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 link 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. We practice on Wednesdays at 7:30.  Contact the church office for more information about rehearsal times.

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