First Church is a community of faith that is rooted and grounded in God’s love for all people. Affirming the teachings of Jesus Christ, we seek to provide a caring and open environment where diversity is welcome and all are respected as children of God.  We support and encourage one another to live our faith through service to others.


Francis of Assisi was a holy man with a great love for creation, for humanity and for the animals. His hymn, All Creatures of our God and King (#64 in the Pilgrim Hymnal) is a perennial favorite. On Sunday, October 6th, we will have a blessing of the animals at 1:00 pm, rain or shine.  Bring your pets, any kind, to be blessed.  It will be a grand celebration of life.


For the first time in church history, First Church will be participating in New Britain’s Parks and Recreation department’s “Main Street U.S.A.”. The program will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Walnut Hill Park in New Britain. Our Missions and Congregational Life working group will be there along with other church members from 12 noon until 6 pm, talking to all who visit our booth. Our main mission is to tell people who we are and all that we do here at First Church. We are hoping that interested folks will come by to say “hello” and be excited enough to attend our annual “Blessings of the Animals” the next day, October 6th, at the Church.


830 Corbin Avenue 
New Britain, CT 06052 

Contact us at firstnewbritain@snet.net

“ROOTED AND GROUNDED IN LOVE.” . . .  Ephesians 3:17