The First Congregational Church of Darien

United Church of Christ

A community of faith since 1737

Category Archives: Social


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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.

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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 

Pledge brochure headerA spiritual home to people from different places, faiths, and journeys, Darien’s First Congregational Church is a vibrant community—a place where families and individuals join together to worship God, care for one another, serve others and celebrate life in all of its expressions.

When we gather together, something special happens. Hearts are healed. Hope is restored. Faith grows. And relationships are forged that stand the test of time. We then scatter and share Christ’s love with others both within our community and throughout the world—just as we have for nearly three centuries.

We cannot do all we hear God calling us to do in this sweet spot of our journey without the pledged support of everyone.

Thank you for being part of the 2016 Pledge Drive!

Vibrant Youth Programs — Our Church School is a warm, welcoming place on Sunday mornings as over 40 children ages one month to 15 years, gather for a fun and innovative bible‐ centered program. Our 8th grade Confirmation program and robust Youth Group provide a foundation for all until college.

Meaningful Service Opportunities and Outreach — Whether cooking or serving dinner at a local shelter, traveling to the Dominican Republic and to Maryland to build houses, or delivering holiday meals, we roll up our sleeves and serve.

The New Evans Center — The repurposing of 11 Brookside increases the size and scope
of our campus. By the spring of 2016, we will be able to cross the road and enter a beautiful, bright space that will provide a community meeting room, a dedicated youth center, and housing for an Associate Minister. The building will be dedicated to Pastor Emeritus Ron Evans and his wife Janet, who served the church from 1985 to 2007.

Fellowship — Abundant and generous hospitality are a staple of our community of faith. As we gather for worship, service or special events, we forge life‐long friendships that enrich our connections to God.

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



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.

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
  • Jewelry Table
  • Raffle for some beautiful wreathes and other holiday items
  • Jumble Sale
  • Dove Box Sign Up
  • Cabot Cheddar Cheese for sale
  • Craft, Knitting and Crochet creations
  • Wonderful Bakery Bread from Beldotti’s bakery
  • Table Floral arrangements

We need your help to make this a success.  Please think about what you can contribute. We are collecting contributions for the Jewelry and Jumble sales in boxes at the front of the stage in Parish Hall.  (Jumble items are used household items that are small (think toaster size or less).  If you are baking or making soup or other savories, put some in the freezer to contribute to the Bake Sale.

We will be making craft and food items for the Fair.  Watch for dates for crafting mornings.  Also, Wednesday, November 8 we will be making quiches to sell at the Fair.  This is our “Nite Owls” night so we’ll bake quiche and then eat some for dinner.

More details, dates and order forms will follow.

Call or email WA President, Debbie Nelson, if you are interested in these or any other Women’s Association events or to find out more.

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