Christmas and Advent at FCC

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.

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.

Livestream at 10:00 am only

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.


  • Director of Finance Position

    January 6, 2021

    The First Congregational Church of Darien seeks a part-time Director of Finance to join a dynamic team of caring professionals. The Director of Finance is responsible for the day-to-day financial operations of the Church, including the accounting for revenue and expenditures. The successful candidate must hold a degree in Accounting, possess a strong knowledge of... read more

  • Advent Study: The Light Will Shine. Dec. 3, 10 and 17 at 1:00 pm

    December 8, 2020

    Join Pastor Denise and friends for this interactive discussion as we discover new light in traditional seasonal scriptures and themes during this very special Advent time. No Bible Study experience needed… everyone is welcome! Please register here to receive the Zoom link. This is a great way for friends far and wide to join in... read more

  • “Shadows and Hope of Christmas” service, Dec 12 at 4:30 pm

    December 8, 2020

    Please join us in the Meeting House for a very special “Shadows and Hope of Christmas” service, on December 12th at 4:30 pm. The holidays can be a very difficult time for those who have experienced recent losses—family, friends, jobs, opportunities, and hope. This year in particular, Covid-19 has caused many to be experiencing many... 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

  • FCC Darien Welcomes New Minister

    October 1, 2020

    October 1, 2020 – Darien, Conn. – First Congregational Church of Darien welcomes Reverend Denise Terry, who will preach her first sermon this Sunday, October 4 at the 9:00 a.m. service outside on the lawn at 14 Brookside Road in Darien.  Beginning on Sunday, October 11, the church will resume its 8:30 and 10:00 services... 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.