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, October 3, Blessing of the Animals Service.

You are always welcome to participate “remotely” from wherever you are! You can watch live, or  replay the services 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:

October 10 – Youth Sunday at 10:00 am service and Car Wash at 11:00 am

October 17 – Fourth grade Bibles will be presented

October 24 – Stewardship Sunday

October 31 – Holy Halloween Party after Worship

11th Hour, October 24

Join us for a special 11th Hour on Sunday, October 24, as the Board of Christian Education presents Dr. Asha K. Shah, MD, MS, an Infectious Disease Specialist at Stamford Health.  Dr. Shah, a Darien mom of 3, has been working on the frontlines of Covid throughout the pandemic and will join us to share the latest updates on Covid, as well as discuss how to navigate day-to-day life during the pandemic (boosters, vaccinations, travel, eating in restaurants, birthday parties, sports activities, when to mask and when it’s OK to not wear a mask, etc.).  She will also provide substantial time for the Congregation to ask questions.  Please join us at 11:00 am for this informative and engaging opportunity to dialogue together on this important issue.

Highlights

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.

April 25 Spring Gala Concert

February 28 Celebration and send-off for Ray and Marnie Hodil

February 14 Fat Sunday musical celebration

December 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service & Music

News

  • Relaxed Covid Protocols

    October 5, 2021

    Because of the tremendous progress we have made in reducing COVID infections in Darien and Connecticut, we are relaxing our protocols for Sunday worship. Church Offices, Meeting Rooms And Other Facilities (Excluding The Meetinghouse During Worship) Regarding the church facility (excluding the Meeting House during worship service) the Stewards have decided to follow State and Local guidelines,... read more

  • History Comes Alive on October 23! Don’t Miss It

    October 4, 2021

    1:00 pm Reenactment of the Tory Raid on the Middlesex Meetinghouse and the Arrest of Moses Mather – in front of our church 2:30 pm Reenactment of the British Raid on the Mather Homestead – 19 Steven Mather Road Free and open to the public. You’ll see how during Sunday worship on July 22, 1781,... read more

  • It’s Fall Y’all, October 16 at the Mather Homestead, 6:00 to 9:00 pm

    September 20, 2021

    Join the First Congregational Church of Darien for an evening of adult fellowship on Saturday, October 16 at the historic Mather Homestead in Darien. Cocktails and lite bites will be served and friends are more than welcome. We are hopeful for a beautiful evening where the doors can be open and we’ll have a fire... read more

  • Welcome Amber Scovell as Director of Family and Youth Ministries

    June 29, 2021

    We are pleased to welcome Amber Scovell to the First Congregational Church family in the newly created position of Director of Family and Youth Ministries. Amber recently graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary with an M.A. in Christian Education and Formation. Her previous work includes teaching preschool and kindergarten preparation and her most recent job was... read more

  • Statement on the Pride Flag

    June 6, 2021

    The following statement was delivered at both worship services on Sunday June 6 by FCC Moderator Gary Holmes Friends, I am speaking to you today in my capacity as Chair of Church Council, which is the governing body of the church between the annual Congregational Meetings.   As many of you know, June is Pride... 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.