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. Learn more about coming to church in person, and what we are doing to help protect your health and safety. Attendance is capped at 50, so please sign up to reserve a seat.

Please sign up for In Person Services here:

May 16 – 8:30 Service

May 16 – 10:00 Service

May 23 – 8:30 Service

May 23 – 10:00 Service – The Annual Meeting, Part II-Programs will take place after worship, in-person and via zoom.

Livestream 10:00 Services & Special Events

Our 10:00 am Sunday Services 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.

Click here to watch last Sunday’s service

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.

11th Hour Conversations -The Future is Bright: What’s Next for FCC Darien?

Please join us as we continue this important conversational journey.  Our next 11th Hour session is scheduled for Sunday, May 16th and our final meeting in this series will be held on Sunday June 13th.  May 16th, our Interim Senior Minister, Denise Terry, will update us on happenings in the wider United Church of Christ as well as in the Southern New England Conference (FCC of Darien’s home conference).  We will also hear about the resources available via the conference, explore our connection with the UCC and our alignment with the conference as we look to the future.

PLEASE click here to RSVP for May 16, 11th Hour Conversations – whether you plan to attend in person or via Zoom.

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

  • Director of Children’s, Youth and Young Adult Ministries Position

    April 26, 2021

    The First Congregational Church of Darien is seeking a full-time Director of Children's, Youth and Young Adult Ministries to develop and implement a dynamic Christian Education program that will nurture the faith formation for our community of children, youth and youth adults through community service, fellowship, and spiritual exploration.

  • Lent and Easter at FCC

    March 9, 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! Please sign up for all activities at the links on the First... 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

  • Paddle Tennis for a Dove, Dec 12 at 7:00 pm

    December 8, 2020

    Join FCCD Outreach for this fun new event: an evening of paddle tennis play and instruction on December 12 in Rowayton to support P2P’s Dove project! Your $50 contribution supports a Dove for FCCD’s allotment – this year, instead of filling a Dove Box, they will give grocery gift cards for those in need. We... 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.