The First Congregational Church of Darien

United Church of Christ

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TWO RIVAL COACHES, ONE FAITH — Special Turkey Bowl Huddle Event

In a world that seems to be making all of us rivals — we are delighted to announce a Darien FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) event that is taking place next Monday, November 21. The week of Turkey Bowl, Darien and New Canaan will come together under ONE faith to show our community that even though we may compete, our faith ALWAYS brings us together. We pray this message can touch the world!

Please join us for a very special Turkey Bowl Huddle with special guests Darien Coach Rob Trifone and New Canaan Coach Lou Marinelli.
Come hear about friendship, respect, sportsmanship, and faith.

Monday, November 21, 7-8 PM
Darien United Methodist Church, 345 Middlesex Ave.

All high school students from both Darien & New Canaan welcome. Please invite friends. Alumni and parents welcome too.


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This week we kick off the preparations for our Fall Fair to be held Sunday, November 22nd from 9:30 to 2:00. This is the only fund raiser we hold to raise money for our association. Did you all see the new chairs in the library that the Women’s Association donated this year?
Craft Days and Evenings are scheduled, so dig out you glue guns and join me in the kitchen where we will make wonderful items to sell at the Fair.
Craft Days:  Tuesdays 12:00-2:00. October 13, 20, 27
                                                                      November 3, 10, 17
Craft Evenings: Thursdays 6:00-8:00October 15, 22, 29
                                                                              November 5, 12
Bake Nights are on Thursday and Friday, November 19 and 20. We will make delicious pies and quiches for the bake sale and for us to enjoy eatingon Friday. Please plan to join in the fun!
Fall is a great time to do a closet clean out! We need items for our jumble sale, so clean out your gift closet and donate new or gently used items. The Jumble is a great place for the children to shop for gifts for friends and family.
The Vintage Jewelry area is another wonderful place to shop for both adults and children. Sift through your jewelry boxes and drawers to find pieces you no longer wear to donate. I have found several favorite pieces there!
There will be boxes on the stage for you to place your donated Jumble and Jewelry items.
Check the Women’s Association’s bulletin board for additional news.


One service only, at 10 am, followed by Mardi Gras celebration and “supper”. Don’t miss it!

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Jazz “Fat Sunday” Service
Sunday, February 8
10:00 a.m.
Mardi Gras “Supper”

Menu Compliments of Deacons & Women’s Association


Be sure to watch this charming annual event at FCC – our Christmas Pageant!

FCCDarien Christmas Pagent 2014 from First Congregational Darien on Vimeo.


Christmas Eve Family Services
4:00 and 5:30 pm
Our family services are exuberant, lively, and have a family-friendly atmosphere. Our junior choir will sing at the 4 p.m. service.
10:00 pm – Service of Lessons and Carols
(Musical Prelude begins at 9:30 p.m.)
A classic, quiet, and contemplative Christmas Eve service accompanied by our Senior Choir

Join Us As We Celebrate Advent!


Sunday, December 7
Second Sunday of Advent
Worship Services at
8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Lighting of the Second Advent Candle

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal
11th hour

Sunday, December 7
Advent Workshop, 4:00 -6:00 p.m.
4:00 Arts and Crafts, 5:00 Christmas Carols, 5:30 Potluck Supper

Sunday, December 14
Third Sunday of Advent
Worship Services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Lighting of the Third Advent Candle

Christmas Pageant
11th hour, Sunday, December 14


Candlelight Concert 7:00 p.m.
Don’t miss this special, annual tradition.
All are welcome to attend!

Sunday, December 21
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Worship Service at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle

Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Eve
Family Service, 4:00 p.m.
Family Service, 5:30 p.m.
Candlelight Service, 10:00 p.m.


The Women’s Association is for ALL Women in the First Congregational Church of Darien.

Our mission is to promote fellowship, friendship, caring and service within both the church and the wider community.   Join us for many activities.

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Call or email newly elected WA President, Michael Chiodo: 203-655-4892, if you are interested in these or any other Women’s Association events or to find out more.