The First Congregational Church of Darien

United Church of Christ

A community of faith since 1737

Memorial Garden
November 1, 2017
Memorial Garden


We haven’t observed Reformation Sunday since I became your pastor, but we’ll so this Sunday.  This day is not as often observed anymore, quite frankly, because the numbers of Christians and churches in America is slipping so precipitously, that we Read More

October 19, 2017

Last Sunday was remarkable in so many different ways.  Attendance was robust.  Our Show Up and Sing galvanized our praise from the first note of the first hymn. Ten new members joined, sharing their stories. And another ten are in Read More

Dressings to Drumsticks Fair November 19

An old tradition is back!  Come before or after the 10:00 service on Sunday, November 19 to shop for things to enhance your Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.   The Fair is put on by the Women’s Association. We will have your favorite offerings: Bake Sale Read More

With a bevy of new members this Sunday, let’s lift up what Christian community is and is not.  As Americans, we are so highly individualistic that we wander somewhere between jaded about community (“Nobody will tell me what to do!”) Read More

Lord, We Need You
October 6, 2017

Upon awakening Monday morning, of this week, my heart was smashed into pieces yet again at the news of more violence and death in our world.  This time, Las Vegas, CA in which 50+ lost their lives and 400+ injured. Read More

Family Coffeehouse – October 21st

Family Coffeehouse Night with Doug Allen Bring your family (kids are welcome!) and your friends to enjoy an entertaining evening of country music with Doug Allen! Doug is ‘local talent’ who is now a Nashville-based singer/songwriter. Saturday, October 21st, 7:00-9:00 Read More

Our church together with Silver Hill Hospital, in New Canaan, have planned a panel discussion to address this dire problem, Sunday October 1st at 11 a.m.  Although our focus will be on teens, all of us are affected by this Read More

    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria have made catastrophic impact in recent news.  My wife and I have been praying for her family who lives in Puerto Rico.  As a matter of fact, each morning, before beginning the Read More