Sunday Services

In Person at 8:30 and 10:00 am

We are holding services inside our beautiful meetinghouse at 8:30 and 10:00 am. Masks are required for everyone and advance sign-up is not required. Learn more about coming to church in person, and what we are doing to help protect your health and safety.

Livestream 10:00 am Service & Special Events

Click here to watch Sunday, November 21 Service

You are always welcome to participate “remotely” from wherever you are! You can watch live, or  replay the servic later on our Vimeo page.

Livestream link

Visit our Local Live page to see all services and events that are streaming each week. Any special events and concerts that are open to the public will be accessible through this page as well.

Upcoming Special Services:

November 28
First Sunday of Advent, lighting of the Hope candle

December 5
Second Sunday of Advent, lighting of the Faith candle
Advent Workshop after Service, click here to register

December 11
4:30 pm, Shadows and Hope Christmas Service

December 12
Third Sunday of Advent, lighting of the Joy candle

December 19 
Fourth Sunday of Advent, lighting of the Peace candle
The Children’s Pageant during 10 am Service

December 24
3:00 pm, Family Service geared toward children
5:00 pm, Family Service
10:00 pm, Candlelight Service of hymns and readings


We hope you have been able to join our church family for some of the  in-person and online events that our amazing team of clergy and volunteers put together. In case you missed anything, our special events and previous services are are available to stream. We invite you to view them and follow our video collection here.


  • Christmas Flower Donations

    November 22, 2021

    The season of giving thanks is the perfect time to recognize people and events that make you smile and warm your heart. Dedicate Christmas flowers in someone’s honor this year and add grace and color to our holiday worship. A list of donors and dedications will be printed in the Christmas Eve bulletins. To be... read more

  • Person to Person Dove Program

    November 22, 2021

    Each year, First Congregational Church joins with other local houses of worship/organizations to participate in Person to Person’s annual Dove Box program to provide food for families and seniors in our community who might otherwise go without during the holiday season. COVID-19 has changed the way the Dove boxes will work again this year. In... read more

  • Candlelight Christmas Concert on December 11 at 7:00 pm

    November 19, 2021

    The Music committee is pleased to host an evening of Festive Holiday Music. Featuring the Darien High School Tudor Singers, First Congregational Church Choir Soloists, Maxim Pakhomov and Daniel Hague. Enjoy popular Christmas songs, beautiful sacred music and a carol sing-along. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Suggested donation is $10.00 A portion of... read more

  • Holiday Centerpiece Workshop November 30, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

    November 12, 2021

    Our own talented florist Michael Chiodo will guide us through a fun and informative hands-on workshop to make a lovely arrangement with greens that you can keep until Christmas. Cost is $40Proceeds will help support our Sunday flower arrangements.Please register in advance by clicking here. 

  • FCCD Paddle Party

    November 2, 2021

    Saturday, December 4, 6:00 to 9:00 pm Join the Outreach Board and Fellowship Committee for an evening of paddle tennis play and instruction on Saturday, December 4 in Rowayton to support local charities this holiday season like the ABC House, Building One Community, Open Doors, Pacific House, and Person-to-Person, AND enjoy some FCCD holiday fun! We will... read more

The First Congregational Church of Darien

FCCD is an accepting and welcoming community where faith in Christ’s teachings makes a difference in our lives, in our homes, and in the world. We are a close spiritual family, eager to make room for new friends at worship and to get the good word out about our church and the work we do.

Whether you contemplate a new church home, seek sanctuary from the noise of daily life, or look for answers to life’s most essential and difficult questions, you are welcome here.

Learn more about visiting or joining our church.

Learn about the First Congregational Church Nursery School.

Where do we come from?

Our church history goes back to the 1660s, and our first settled minister, Moses Mather, was called in 1744. On the occasion of the 200th birthday of the Town of Darien, we invite you to read a lively new narrative with stories and vignettes from the history of our church and its role in founding our community.

We welcome all visitors! Have questions? Here are some answers to the questions most often asked by first time visitors. Please contact us if you’d like further information about visiting or joining.