The First Congregational Church of Darien

United Church of Christ

A community of faith since 1737

Category Archives: Music

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, all very welcome. A freewill offering will be
taken to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield
County, a nonprofit organization that builds communities and
improves lives by eliminating sub-standard housing and creating
affordable homeownership possibilities for families in Fairfield
County. Help a family in need come home for the holidays!

Christmas Concert Poster 2017

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 pm in The Parish Hall.

doug allen

Doug is an appealing, live performer, having opened for acts like Gregg Allman, Edwin McCain, John Entwistle of The Who, The Bacon Brothers. Doug Allen is THE BEST, and we are excited to have him perform for us! Two songs from his current CD are featured in major motion pictures— Listen here: Coffee, tea, sodas, juice and dessert are provided. Admission: Adults: $10; Children Free. Sign up today! in the Parish Hall; or call the church office: 203 655-0491; or email:

Click here for flyer: Family Coffeehouse 

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A very good time was had by all today at the Fat Sunday Jazz Service. Here are some snippets of from the special service:

The service started with “Standing in the Need of Prayer”

“Standing in the Need of Prayer” – FCCDarien Celebrates Fat Sunday from First Congregational Darien on Vimeo.


Then we enjoyed “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” as our next hymn.

“Just a Closer Walk with Thee” at Fat Sunday Service (2/8/15) – First Congregational Church of Darien from First Congregational Darien on Vimeo.


The choir sang “I Want To Be Ready” at the Offertory

“I Want to Be Ready” sung by FCCDarien choir at Fat Sunday Jazz Service, 2/8/15 from First Congregational Darien on Vimeo.


And the service ended with a rousing “When the Saints Go Marching In” with parade from the Church School!

“When The Saints Go Marching In” closes out Fat Sunday Jazz Service (2/8/15) at FCC Darien from First Congregational Darien on Vimeo.

Special thanks to Chris Coogan (of Chris Coogan Music) on piano and his maestros of music: Richard Denton – trumpet, Jim Royle – drums, John Mobilio – bass.

“When the Saints Go Marching in”

“Standing the Need of Prayer”