Sunday Services

In Person at 8:30 & 10:00 am

We are holding services inside our beautiful meetinghouse at 8:30 and 10:00 am with COVID-safety protocols in place, including mandatory masks and spacing between pews. Attendance is capped at 50, so please sign up to reserve a seat.

Please sign up for In Person Services here:

February 28 – 8:30 Service
February 28 – 10:00 Service

The February 28 10:00 am service will be a special celebration for Ray and Marnie Hodil.

March 7 – 8:30 Service
March 7 – 10:00 Service

If you missed our February 14 Fat Sunday special music service and celebration, watch it here.

Livestream 10:00 am Service

Livestream link!  Our 10:00 am service (only) will be livestreamed via LocalLive each week. You are always welcome to participate “remotely” from wherever you are! You can watch live and replay the services.

Learn more about coming to church in person, and what we are doing to help protect your health and safety.

Christmas and Advent Highlights

Christmas and Advent at UCC Darien - All are welcome!

We hope you were 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 – from special offerings of music and stories, to paddle tennis for a cause, Advent bible exploration, a candlelight concert, a Service of Shadows and Hope, distributing hams at the Open Door Shelter, and much more. If you missed the services, Christmas pageant, and musical offerings, many are available to stream. We invite you to view them and follow our video collection here.

News

  • Church Administrator Position

    February 10, 2021

    The First Congregational Church of Darien (FCCD) is seeking an outgoing and seasoned office professional with demonstrable computer, organizational, interpersonal, website and social media skills to manage the day-to-day operations of a busy church office. Responsibilities include administrative and clerical office duties, office coordination, communications, database management, facility management, and supervision of the Sexton as... read more

  • All Church Virtual Escape Room Fun

    February 2, 2021

    Join the fun on Sunday afternoon, February 28 at 5:00 p.m. EST for an all-church event. You don’t have to leave your home. Designed for kids of all ages, this virtual escape room promises to be great fun! You’ll use your wits and savvy to move around, help the police solve the mystery of a... read more

  • Lent and Easter at FCC

    January 29, 2021

    We are planning a series of in-person and remote activities to celebrate the Lenten Season and Easter with our church community, for people of all ages, starting with Ash Wednesday and continuing with some new and old traditions for Holy Week and Easter! Check back for details as we add and update events. Fat Sunday... read more

  • Bible Study – Thursdays at 9:30

    January 28, 2021

    Lenten Bible Study. All are welcome: no bible study experience needed. Please join us as we dig deeper into the meaning of Lent by reading selected Gospel passages that illustrate the meaning of Christ’s ministry. At 9:30 a.m. over seven Thursday mornings between Feb 18 and April 1 we will read passages highlighted in the study... read more

  • FCC for our Children

    January 27, 2021

    We welcome all children through 5th Grade to join in and take part in any of our church school and elementary school-age events. Please see your weekly FCC Flash and Sunday Bulletin for details and Zoom links, or email Mrs. Geeding for further information. We will update this page with more activities as they are... 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.