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 ]

Our Vision and Mission

The community of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford has been on a faith-filled journey to discover God's call for our church in this place and time, based on the scripture from Jeremiah 29:10, "I know the plans I have for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you a future with hope."   Our renewed Vision and Mission will serve as inspiration and guidepost for our decisions and actions moving forward. [ more ]

What's New at First Church

Open and Affirming Covenant Approved

In order to uphold the mission and vision of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford, the congregation overwhelmingly voted to affirm our Open and Affirming Covenant at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 9, 2024.  To be Open and Affirming is to proclaim our welcome for everyone, no matter their sexual orientation, identity, race, gender, or physical and emotional challenges.   No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here! [ more ]

The latest news...

Catch up on all of our latest church news by reading this month's Spire, our church newsletter!  There is a lot going on at First Church! [ more ]

Animal Shelter Drive

Saturday, June 15 from 9:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m--There will be a drive-through collection of supplies for the Wallingford Animal Shelter. [ more ]

Children's Music Opportunities for Summer

Jonah and the Whale--June 30, 2024--The children of the church will be presenting a very short musical, "Jonah and the Whale", at 9:45 a.m. before church on Sunday, June 20, 2024.  Start your Sunday with a special moment with our kids. There will also be Musication Organ Study from August 19-22 to learn all about the organ.  [ more ]

Sunday Bulletins Available On-line

Our Sunday Bulletin, with our Service of Worship, is available on-line.  This will allow you to follow along if you are joining our worship service from home.  It also has timely reminders of upcoming events. [ more ]

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