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, September 12 worship 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 3 – Blessing of the Animals will take place outside at the 8:30 and 10:00 am service.

October 10 – Youth Sunday at 10:00 am service.

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

  • 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

  • Relaxed Covid Protocols

    June 21, 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. Masks – Masks are required at both services. Social Distancing in Pews – We will begin spacing worshippers in every other pew (versus every three pews). This will significantly increase the number of people who... 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

  • Youth Mission Weekend

    June 4, 2021

    FCC invites your YIG students (grades 9-12) to attend our Mission Weekend 2021, which is scheduled for June 19th-June 20th. This weekend will be packed with local work projects at Person-to-Person and the Mather Homestead, group building activities, devotionals, a pop-up worship service, a camp-out and more! See details about the Mission Weekend and register... read more

  • 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

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.