The First Congregational Church of Darien
14 Brookside Road
Darien, CT 06820 USA
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Join us this Sunday
What to expect if you are visiting
us for the first time
In the Life of the Church
Happening This Week (Flash)
Columns December 2013
Sermons (PDF format)
Study on Thursdays
for Humanity Trip to Dominican Republic
Conference, United Church of Christ
Council of Southwestern Connecticut
United Church of
Christ, national headquarters
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First Congregational Church of Darien is an accepting
community where faith in Christ makes a difference in
our lives, in our homes, and in the world.
time-honored truths of our Christian faith form our core
convictions, but all spiritual seekers are free to find
their own place within our shared life.
welcome you wherever you are on your journey. As a
spiritual home, our hallmarks are education, fellowship
and pastoral care. Children hold a special place
in our community. We embrace them with love and guidance
to form them as people of faith and character. As
a United Church of Christ, we are a church of social
conscience, unafraid of today’s issues and serving as
a reconciler among different faiths.
are a close spiritual family, but always glad to make
room for new friends at worship. We are eager to
get the good word out about First Congregational Church,
UCC, Darien. 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, the welcome you will find among us
promises to make a real difference for you.
coming up at First Congregational:
Sunday Services at 8:30 and 10:00 am
Us As We Celebrate Advent!
Sunday, December 15 - Third Sunday of Advent
Services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Lighting of the Third Advent Candle – “Love”
Pageant, 11:00 a.m.
Christmas Concert, 7:00 p.m. in the Meetinghouse
Sunday, December 22 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Worship Services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle – “Joy”
Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
Family Service, 4:00 p.m.
Family Service, 5:30 p.m.
Our 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve services are exuberant,
and have a family friendly atmosphere.
Our Jr. Choir will sing at the 4:00 p.m.
A classic, quiet and
contemplative Christmas Eve service,
accompanied by our Senior
Welcome New Members, Nov. 10th, photos and bios here!
dinner was held at the lovely Mullin Home on Sunday,
November 3rd for the Confirmands and their
Mentors. Everyone had the opportunity to hang out and get
to know each other in a very relaxed and warm setting.
We have a great group of 20 Confirmands this year and an
equally great 20 Mentors; don’t be afraid to reach out
and ask them what it’s all about!
FCC Welcomes New Youth Minister
First Congregational Church of Darien
join us in welcoming our new
Youth Minister, Justin
Inners. Justin hails
from Pennsylvania where he
worked from 2006-09 as the
Associate for Youth Ministry
for the Yorkshire United
Methodist Church, directing
all aspects of their youth
Assistant Pastor in 2009 where
he stayed until 2012
before heading to
Connecticut. In addition
to overseeing the youth
ministry of the church
during this time, he planned
worship services, lead the
worship team/band, ran bible
studies for all age groups,
assisted with pastoral care,
and lead mission trip teams,
in addition to assisting the
senior pastor. See
Parish Columns is going All Digital!
Since so many of the congregation is online, we are transitioning Parish
Columns to an all-electronic publication.
While we recognize there are still some members
of the congregation without access to email, we feel that this step needs to
be taken, due to changes in postal regulations, to make our communications
more flexible, and to cut unnecessary expenses. We still plan to make
paper copies of Parish Columns available at the church for those who do not
have internet access and an email address.
To access the latest issue of Parish Columns, just click
We recognize that there are many of you out there who
may or may not be receiving FLASH. In future weeks and months we will
be expanding our email list so that more of you receive our communications
(while always respecting your wishes to opt out).
We apologize for any inconvenience this will cause. If you know of a
church member who does not have email and internet access, be a good
Samaritan and print it out for them. Or better yet, encourage them to
come to services on Sunday to pick up a paper copy.
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(Flash), on the left, is this week's Flash
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