The First Congregational Church of Darien

United Church of Christ

A community of faith since 1737

January 19, 2018

LIFTING UP OUR BELOVEDNESS Something magical happened last year in the Parish Hall. We hope to reprise it on Sunday in our beautifully restored Meetinghouse. You might recall our service reaffirming our baptisms and how that good news touched us Read More

Pursue Your Purpose
January 11, 2018

2018 has started off with a bang!  Last weekend, January 7th, I had the privilege and honor of officiating the wedding of my eldest sister, Melissa Kathryn Penza.  Our family and friends were riveted by the love we all share Read More

  Our wonderful run of nine weeks devoted to Genesis, the stories of creation and the patriarchs has just ended. Our attendance mostly numbered from 10 to 15. Our conversations were lively. We were struck by how current and contemporary Read More

The Invisible Conversations With Your Aging Parents

FCC Care Circle 11th Hour Discussion: The Invisible Conversations With Your Aging Parents With Author Rev. Shannon A. White Sunday, January 21, 11:15 am As an ordained minister, Rev. White has seen countless families going through the aging and dying processes Read More

On this last Sunday of the year we will invite your support of our final designated wider-UCC offering, the Veterans of the Cross.  It is also called the Christmas Fund because of how it allows us to reach out in Read More

December 21, 2017

Do you ever have the experience of Christmas coming and then too-suddenly gone? Does Christmas leave you feeling like you missed something and you wonder why? As a busy pastor, I annually contend with this. The crux of our problem Read More

Let’s face it, these days many Christians are down on Santa Claus, associating him with the mind-numbing commercialization that threatens to engulf Christmas. As for me, I don’t mind when he shows up at church events. He showed up at Read More

December 8, 2017

Candlelight Christmas Concert: An Evening of Festive Music Saturday, December 16th at 7:00 pm Featuring:  Darien High School Tudor Singers Popular Christmas songs by choir soloists Quartet Singing and carol sing-along Accompanied by Maxim Pakhomov Refreshments served No ticket required, Read More

December 7, 2017

  “John the Baptist said, ‘I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as the Isaiah the prophet said.” (John 1.23) Our tall, stately Christmas tree went up yesterday in the Read More