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  Please come join us for Spirit-filled worship every Sunday at 9:30 am.  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 Press Release and Formal Declaration.

Upcoming Events


3rd Annual DIAPER DRIVE! – Diaper drives have been a wonderfully passionate mission of this church for several years now.  Therefore, in honor of all those Mothers out there and the little ones they raise, we would like to do a Spring diaper drive to benefit the New Haven Diaper Bank.  We will begin the drive in April and collect through the month of May with the final collection date on May 29.

strawberry97th Annual Strawberry Supper – June 15th  

On Wednesday June 15th, at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 511 Amity Road (Rte. 63), Bethany, we will be hosting our 97th Annual Strawberry Supper. There will be two seatings at 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM.  Please join us for a wonderful sit-down all-you-can-eat dinner of our famous baked ham with raisin sauce, potatoes, green beans, tossed salad and rolls. Of course, the star of the show is the dessert – fresh strawberry shortcake and whipped cream. There will also be coffee, tea and lemonade to drink. It is a great opportunity to enjoy a wonderful meal at this fun community event. We wouldn’t be doing it for 97 years if it weren’t extremely popular!

The cost is $12 for adults, $7 for youth aged 5 to 11 and kids 4 and under are free. For more information about this event or reservations, please contact the church office at 203 393-3116 or email.

149th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ – You are invited!  For more information view the full invitation and details

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
  • FISH

Youth Programming – We invite our youth under age 13 to join us each week for Sunday school led by our Church School Leader Sarah.  There is also childcare provided for the littlest ones.

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, at the gas pumps, or you can even use them to buy other merchant gift cards from S&S.  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.

 Music

Sanctuary Choir:  Want to sing in our sanctuary choir?  All are welcome to come and celebrate the Lord in song. Our Music Director also offers piano, violin, and voice lessons.   Contact Kweku with questions.