When you give to Bethany First Church, you are helping to change lives here in our town and throughout the world. Along with our network of mission partners, we help people in need, support efforts for peace and justice, and provide a safe space for those in need of spiritual and emotional care. 


“The sense of community, shared purpose to do good for others, and the positive youth programming is why I go every week.”

Jen M - Church Member


“Thank you to the First Church of Christ, Congregational, Bethany CT United Church of Christ for this generous donation of 2860 diapers and a box with 7 packs of wipes.”

CT Diaper Bank - Mission Partner


All the Thanks goes to you for living and preaching the word of God as he would have wanted it. Thank you for being inclusive and appreciating all people for who they are and I wish more churches were like you

Mark P. - Supporter of the Church
  • One Time Gift

    You can make a gift any time you like through our PayPal donation link, or by cash or check each Sunday morning.

  • Annual Pledge

     Every year, during the month of October, we hold a pledge drive for members and friends of the church to commit to a recurring donation throughout the year. For your convenience, we can set up recurring electronic giving to ensure that your pledge is automatically sent each month.

  • Food Donations

    Each week, along with the offering plates, two wicker baskets make their way around the sanctuary. We fill these baskets with food which we send to our mission partner, the Ecumenical Food Bank. Bring shelf stable food items with you on Sunday, and help feed a hungry person.

  • Special Collections

    Throughout the year, we collect donations for many different special collections. These include four annual collections to support our denomination’s mission efforts, an annual diaper drive to help children in need through The Diaper Bank, and our Christmas Angel Tree to provide gifts for children at Stepping Stones Transitional Housing.

  • Stop & Shop Cards

    Do you do your grocery shopping at Stop & Shop? If so, consider buying a gift card from the church. It’s no added cost to your grocery bill, but 5% of the proceeds will be given to support our mission.

  • Keep Track Of Your Donations

    In order to help those who has pledged to the church keep track of their donations,you can request a Realm login. This login would allow you to see your giving along with how you paid it.

    For more information and how to get started, contact our Financial Secretary Shari Austin: