Please join our FCC Darien church family for Advent and Christmas activities and services. We welcome you to join in person where possible, or online from wherever you are! Please sign up for each event at the links below.

Christmas Eve Services

We will hold Christmas Eve Services in person outdoors at 3:00 (Family Service), and in person and livestreamed at 5:00 (Traditional Service) and 10:00 pm (Lessons and Carols).

Space is limited! Sign up at links on homepage and be sure to add your name to the overflow list to be notified if there is space available.

Mid-Week Connection: Music and More

Watch the Recordings Here

A Christmas Gift for ALL of us! To help bring us together as a community, we will offer a short program of seasonal music, stories and thoughts from one church family to all of ours! Put aside the hectic activity. Turn off the news. Be still. Receive the gift of the season in this new and meaningful way.

Dec. 9 – The Werner family: Liz, Rob and Doug.
Dec. 16 – The Van Ingen family: Caroline, Scribner and Christopher.

Candlelight Christmas Concert

CANCELLED Due to Storm.

Welcome All Families and Friends
Candlelight Christmas Concert: An Evening of Festive Holiday Music! Featuring our First Congregational Church Soloists, with Maxim Pakhomov, Accompanist and Soloist, and Music Director Daniel Hague.

The beneficiary for this event was scheduled to be the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI), the state’s preeminent provider of services to immigrants, refugees, survivors of torture, survivors of human trafficking, and unaccompanied minors. If you would like to help us support CIRI, go to our church’s online giving page and select CIRI from the dropdown list.

Advent Exploration with Rev. Denise Terry

Thursdays, December 10th and 17th at 1:00 pm

The Light Will Shine! Join Denise and friends as we discover new light in traditional seasonal scriptures and themes during this very special Advent time. Casual, open discussion via zoom, with a few readings and some shared perspectives. No Bible Study experience needed… everyone is welcome! It is a nice lunch break if you are working at home or just taking a pause from your busy day.  Please register to receive the Zoom link.

Paddle Tennis Event – December 12 at 7 pm

Join us for an evening of paddle play and instruction from FCCD’s finest! We will be utilizing four courts, with three 45-minute sign up sessions. Come to play, learn, or just get some fresh air for a good cause!
Suggested donation is $50 or 1 Dove to support local families in need during the Christmas season through FCCD’s contribution to the P2P Dove program. Invite your friends!  Sign up and see details here.

Shadows And Hope Of Christmas

December 12th at 4:30 pm

You are invited to join us in the Meeting House or Livestream for a very special “Shadows and Hope of Christmas” service. If you, or someone you know, will be experiencing the holidays differently this year, following an important loss, we encourage you to join us, and to invite your friends and family to join us, for this special time of worship. Watch recording here.

Sunday Services – December 13 and 20th 

Our Deacons have done an amazing job with COVID-safety protocols, including spacing us in the pews and setting strict capacity limits, with attendance by advance registration. To sign up, find the links in the Flash or on the website, as well as in the Sunday morning bulletin that is emailed before each week’s service. To attend services in person, please sign up here for December 13 8:30 service or 10:00 service, and for December 20 8:30 service  or 10:00 service

Livestream 10 am Service Each Week

Have you been getting a chance to tune in remotely? The Meeting House looks spectacular and the musical offerings are so clear and sharp! And Reverend Denise Terry has brought such great new energy to the pulpit. To view 10:00 am services live each week, visit our Livestream site. If you missed any of the services since we moved indoors in October, you can view past services here.

FAMILIES AND YOUTH

ACCESS 

Access will meet online on Thursday, December 10th at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP to Mrs. Geeding or see your email or church bulleting for the link.

For those of you new to Access: Access prepares students for their confirmation years and helps them to feel confident, well-versed, and flexible in their knowledge of the Bible and faith vocabulary.

Church School News

We will hold Advent and Christmas activities for children and youth of all ages. Watch your email and Flash for sign ups! Reminder: Please be sure you have completed family registration for any child/youth to attend any FCC event. RSVP to Mrs. Geeding to receive the Zoom links.