Sunday Services at 8:30 & 10:00 am

In person and livestreamed.

Click here to watch the March 22 service

Upcoming Special Services

May 29
One service at 10:00 am

Livestream link!

You are always welcome to participate “remotely” from wherever you are!

Online Lenten Devotionals

These devotionals take a single verse from James and pose a question or two about it. James is filled with practical and at times provocative teaching; wrestling with its meaning for our lives is sure to deepen our experience of this most holy season.

Click here to access the Lenten devotionals

UCC Ukraine Emergency Appeal

Our denomination, the United Church of Christ, is working with partner churches in Eastern Europe to provide emergency assistance to refugees fleeing Ukraine. As many in our congregation know from working to support refugee families in Fairfield County, churches are on the front lines of resettlement efforts. Please consider making a donation by clicking here.

Covid Guidelines

In light of recent improvements in state and local infection rates and the decision of local schools to move to a “mask optional” policy, we are moving to a similar “mask optional” policy at both worship services. Worshippers may attend with or without masks according to their level of comfort and personal safety.

We have also changed our spacing restrictions, and while individuals are encouraged to distance appropriately in face-to-face situations, we will no longer be blocking off every other pew during worship.

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.

News

  • Ladies’ Night – Corks for a Cause

    April 28, 2022

    Join us for a night of wine tasting by Craft Bottlz, lite bites and chit chat.Thursday, May 19, from 7:00 to 10:00 pmThe Barn at the Mather HomesteadOpen to all ladies who like chit chat, chardonnay and cheese Tickets $50 per person. All proceeds go to benefit local charities in support of mental health. Now... read more

  • Gentlemen’s Night Out

    April 28, 2022

    Join the men of First Congregational for a casual evening of drafts, cocktails, and, most importantly, great conversation. Bring a friend to introduce them to our wonderful church community. Where: The Goose (972 Boston Post Rd)When: Wednesday, May 25, 8:00pmThis is a cash bar event.

  • Celebrate Easter With Us

    March 23, 2022

    Experience Hope… Experience Joy… Experience Easter With Us… All the details of Palm Sunday service with a children’s palm procession, Maundy Thursday service of shadows, Good Friday New Testament Readings in the Meetinghouse, Good Friday Cross Walk through town, Three Easter Day worship services, children’s Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter bunny and Bake Sale... read more

  • Good Friday Reading in the Meetinghouse

    March 23, 2022

    Our Good Friday Reading of the New Testament returns to the pulpit this Easter season and will be livestreamed for anyone to tune in throughout the day. Readings begin at 6:00 am and will run through to 10:00 pm. Please sign up for at least one of the ½ hour slots or contact Kathy Cramer... read more

  • Easter Flower Donations

    March 23, 2022

    We are in the season of giving thanks! This is the time to recognize the special people and events that make you smile, warm your heart and make your days a pleasure. Flowers always add a tender touch of grace and color to the Meetinghouse at Easter time. Your donation will help make this possible.... read more

  • Furniture Drive to Aid Afghan Refugees

    March 23, 2022

    Our friends at CIRI are helping to resettle over 100 refugee families from Afghanistan in Fairfield County. They are in desperate need of furniture to help furnish housing for the refugees (who arrive with NOTHING). If you are Spring cleaning and have any of the items below, please email or call KC Simon at kathleencsimon@gmail.com... read more

  • Spring Church Grounds Beautification

    March 23, 2022

    Help us get our church grounds looking beautiful and welcoming for Palm Sunday and Easter! Join us for our Spring Church Grounds Beautification Day on Saturday, April 9th, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Please come with gloves, gardening tools, tarps or bags for garden debris, and your own water and snacks. We will be... 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.