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

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 ]


Easter Egg Sale

Homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs to delight your friends and family!  They will come in two flavors--peanut butter or coconut filling.  Only $12.00 a dozen.  Orders must be placed by Sunday, March 17 and will be ready Palm Sunday weekend, March 23 and 24. [ more ]


Support for Mike May

On January 24, 2024, our friend and fellow church member Mike May was seriously injured in a hit and run incident.  After suffering a severe concussion and multiple bone fractures, he is currently recuperating at home. As Mike will be facing lost income due to time out of work, medical costs, and additional expenses related to his recovery, we are asking the congregation to prayerfully consider offering their support: [ 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 ]


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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