Congregational Life


As part of our “Rooted and Grounded in Love” message, our congregation has numerous opportunities for fellowship and fun.  Some of these are annual events and opportunities, such as Rally Sunday, the Fall Family Festival, Advent Workshop, Chili Cook-Off, Lenten Programs and Ladies’ Tea and others are one-time events.  We hope you will join us for some of these and get to know our First Church family better.


012Please Join Us

 for our

Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, October 15th, 1 pm

Bring your pets, any kind, to be blessed.

It will be a grand celebration of life!

This event will be held on the church patio; and will be moved inside, in the case of inclement weather.

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Spread the word – Saturday, October 28th, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (please note the time change), join us for an adventure in the “Wild, Wild, West”!

Purchase food and beverages from local vendors, crafts to make and games to play, pumpkins to decorate, Trunk or Treat, and MORE!  Come in your Halloween costumes and bring a friend.  Care to volunteer at the event that day?  Sign-up sheet is in the church office. ~ Beth Sticca and Sharon Chamberlain

tai chi


Tai Chi and Qigong are traditional Chinese exercises that have been practiced for over 2000 years and are widely in use around the world today.  Regular practice can improve strength and balance; ease arthritis, knee and back pain; calm the mind, increase energy and deepen and regulate breathing.

We plan to resume our Tai Chi / Qigong program by offering a session of six weekly classes beginning Monday, September 25th.  The cost is $30 for the session of all six classes.

If you have any questions, please contact Carol or Janet Bowen at (860)225-2905.




We call all men to join us for breakfast at 8:30 am on the third Sunday of the month. We will take turns cooking and cleaning up and put our wonderful church kitchen to good use.  A hearty breakfast and good conversation is the perfect way to get ready for church.  Our next breakfast will be held on Sunday, October 15th.



A Coffee and Social Hour is held on Sunday mornings, immediately following worship, in the Fireside room. Please join us.