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

Catch the Spirit 2023

September 10, 2023--Catch the Spirit Sunday was full of the spirit of community, fellowship and excitement for the new program year! [ 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 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 ]

Unity in Faith Food Drive 2023

Congregations and houses of worship across Wallingford collaborated once again to hold a town-wide food drive benefiting Master's Manna on September 16, 2023. [ more ]

Ladies' Fellowship Breakfast

Saturday, September 23 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. -- Join us for something meaningful and fun this fall--a Ladies' Fellowship pot-luck breakfast! [ more ]

16th Annual Family Life Golf Tournament

Saturday, September 30, 2023--Join us for the ever enjoyable 16th Annual Family Life Golf Tournament in support of raising funds for breast cancer research and the Family Life Center Fund. Tee time is at 9:00 a.m. at Miner Hills Family Golf in Middletown, CT. All ages and abilities are welcome!  Sign up at coffee hour or contact the church office. [ more ]

Fall Rummage Sale

The Fall Rummage Sale will be held on will be held on Thursday, October 5, and Friday, October 6, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. until noon. This is a wonderful ministry where you can help yourself as well as others! Drop-offs will be accepted only after Sunday, Sept. 17. [ more ]

Trip to Iceland

The First Congregational Church is sponsoring a 10 day trip to Iceland, May 15-24, 2024! Contact the church office for more information about this exciting travel and fellowship opportunity. It also is a means of raising funds for our church. [ more ]

Joyful Giving in 2023

At our Annual Meeting on June 11, we voted to approve our church budget for 2023-24.  However, there is always time to joyfully share our gifts with God! [ more ]

Introduction to a Ministry Team Model

At the June 11 Annual Meeting, the congregation voted to try the Ministries Team model of church organizational structure and governance for one year. It's a new team-based model that will inspire, energize, and offer welcome to church members and all the friends of our congregation.
What's YOUR ministry? What's YOUR calling? What's YOUR passion? [ more ]

Open and Affirming Summary

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 ]

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 ]

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