The First Congregational Church of Darien

United Church of Christ

A community of faith since 1737

Dear friends, What is the old saying about the weather? We always talk about it but no one ever does anything about it. It looks like another dusting of snow this weekend and a bigger storm next week. Oh boy. Read More

A Few Words From Dale…
March 14, 2014

This Sunday our text is the Beatitudes. While they are familiar–these brief blessings over unlikely characters–the church hasn’t known what to do with them across the centuries. Some see the Beatitudes as virtues and remake them into rules. But that Read More

Please meet the latest addition to our church staff. Tim Wilson began serving as new Sexton last Thursday.  Tim rose to the top of the pack of three very eligible job candidates whom we interviewed in recent weeks.  It is Read More

A few words from Dale…
February 20, 2014

“Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it. Athletes exercise self-control in all things; they do it to receive a Read More

Dear friends, What is the old saying about the weather?  We always talk about it but no one ever does anything about it.  It looks like another dusting of snow this weekend and a bigger storm next week.  Oh boy.  Read More

January 30, 2014

A Few Words From Dale… This Sunday our text is the Beatitudes.  While they are familiar–these brief blessings over unlikely characters–the church hasn’t known what to do with them across the centuries.  Some see the Beatitudes as virtues and remake Read More

Last Sunday I spoke about our Habitat for Humanity Work Trip from a different point of view.  Yes, I told stories of the various works we performed.  It was truly an incredible experience to represent you building those homes. But Read More

It could hardly have gone any better.  Cecile and I returned to Darien last night from the Dominican Republic.  And I know you are going to inquire how the Habitat for Humanity Global Village Work Trip went. And all I Read More

I just emerged from the sanctuary after telling the Christmas story of Jesus’ birth to a flock of Nursery School children, parents and their grandparents. I did the same last Monday. Something happens as we combine Christmas and children. The Read More

A few words from Dale… A personal hero of mine is Clarence Jordan.  He mentored Millard Fuller, who went on to found Habitat for Humanity in 1976.  Jordan, a Georgia peanut farmer and scholar of the Greek New Testament, created Read More