The First Congregational Church of Darien
14 Brookside Road
Darien, CT 06820 USA
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First Congregational Church of Darien is an accepting
community where faith in Christ makes a difference in
our lives, in our homes, and in the world.
time-honored truths of our Christian faith form our core
convictions, but all spiritual seekers are free to find
their own place within our shared life.
welcome you wherever you are on your journey. As a
spiritual home, our hallmarks are education, fellowship
and pastoral care. Children hold a special place
in our community. We embrace them with love and guidance
to form them as people of faith and character. As
a United Church of Christ, we are a church of social
conscience, unafraid of today’s issues and serving as
a reconciler among different faiths.
are a close spiritual family, but always glad to make
room for new friends at worship. We are eager to
get the good word out about First Congregational Church,
UCC, Darien. Whether you contemplate a new church
home, seek sanctuary from the noise of daily life, or
look for answers to life’s most essential and
difficult questions, the welcome you will find among us
promises to make a real difference for you.
coming up at First Congregational:
Joseph "Jack" Saager, IV, son of Torey and John
A review of Dale
and Verlee's book:
Get It On - a review of “Sex And The Spirit: The Romance
of Heaven and Earth” and How To Use This Book In Church
Communities, reviewed by "MCB", a parishioner at
Lincoln Temple, Washington, D.C. I
would like to thank Revs. Copeland and Rosenberger
for writing this book. It is hard to talk about
sexual intimacy, even in a society where sex sales
everything. Personally, I believe sex is even used
to “sale” Christianity as the collective
community pushes for good looking ministers, a
macho Jesus, and single’s ministries that could
be confused with Ok Cupid (an online dating
service), all in the name of staying relevant.
Yet, we rarely talk about sexual intimacy, unless
it is at a couples retreat (if then). This book
doesn’t delve deeply into why we tend to be
prudes in Christian communities but gets right
down to the questions that people have about
living as sexual beings and disciples of
and his co-author Verlee Copeland will be signing books
at Barrett's Bookstore at noon on October 25th!
Report Part II and By-laws
you had difficulty accessing the link to Dale’s new
book, from the FLASH,
you can access it HERE.
Parish Columns is going All Digital!
Since so many of the congregation is online, we are transitioning Parish
Columns to an all-electronic publication.
While we recognize there are still some members
of the congregation without access to email, we feel that this step needs to
be taken, due to changes in postal regulations, to make our communications
more flexible, and to cut unnecessary expenses. We still plan to make
paper copies of Parish Columns available at the church for those who do not
have internet access and an email address.
To access the latest issue of Parish Columns, just click
We recognize that there are many of you out there who
may or may not be receiving FLASH. In future weeks and months we will
be expanding our email list so that more of you receive our communications
(while always respecting your wishes to opt out).
We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause. If you know of a
church member who does not have email and internet access, be a good
Samaritan and print it out for them. Or better yet, encourage them to
come to services on Sunday to pick up a paper copy.
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