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

Hanging of the Greens

Join us on Saturday, November 26 at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary, as we gather to hang the greens and decorate our Christmas tree in preparation for the Advent and Christmas seasons.  This is a wonderful family event!  [ more ]


The latest news...

Catch up on all our church news by reading this month's Spire, our church newsletter! [ more ]


Sunday Bulletins Available On-line

Our Sunday Bulletin, with our Service of Worship, is now 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 ]


Countdown to the Church Fair!

Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 -- Join us as we countdown to the last week before the Church Fair! Help make our Sparkling Christmas Fair a great success--there are many ways for you to participate as we prepare for this special event in the life of our community.  And be sure to come to the Fair on Friday, December 2 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. during the Holiday Stroll and on Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. [ more ]


It's Time to Order Your Christmas Poinsettias

December 4, 2022-- Once again, you will have the opportunity to purchase poinsettias to decorate the Sanctuary this Christmas season! The Flower Committee is offering poinsettias in 6 inch pots for $10.00 each. Order forms must be returned by Sunday, December 4.  You may purchase plants to take home following Christmas Eve services or to be donated to the Community Dinner attendees. Click for ordering information: [ more ]


Church Office Hours

The Church Office will be open Tuesday through Friday from from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   Please take note of the new hours.  Thank you.


Online Giving

Our church doors have reopened, but everyone's comfort level with gathering may be different.  Our hearts remain open and the work of God's church continues whether you are near or far.  During these unprecedented times, we continue to need your support, as you are able, which can easily be done through online giving.  You may make your pledge or a gift for both church and mission support.  Click here to make your convenient, easy and secure gift to our church and help us make a difference in the world.  Click here to answer frequently asked questions.  Thank you for your continued care and support! [ more ]


Open and Affirming Announcement

In order to uphold the mission and vision of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford, the Church Council has voted to implement the Open and Affirming process to make official our intent to be a welcoming church for everyone, no matter their sexual orientation, identity, race, gender, or physical and emotional challenges. [ more ]





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