Welcome to the

Bruce Miller - Pastor

62 Colony St.
Meriden CT 06451

Sunday service at 10 a.m.
(9:30 a.m. in summer)


First Congregational Church
is a Christian Community
called by God to

  • Grow in faith, knowledge and spirit,
  • Share the love of God by our time, talents and treasure,
  • Celebrate our faith with courage, creativity, joy and love, and
  • Embrace our neighbors in this community.


Also home to the
Taiwanese Christian Church,
Casa de Gozo Church, and
Overcomers Tabernacle Church


Spring flowers at side entrance

Church in Autumn


12th Annual Mercy Touch Luncheon (Nov. 22, 2015) - Click here for additional photos on Facebook

Beyond Beans
Nicaraguan Coffee

  • Fair market produce

  • Donates to communities

  • Sends kids to camp

  • Mission trip fundraiser

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Collection of pasta for the Meriden Soup Kitchen on Nov. 15, part of a Meriden Clergy Association food drive

Halloween Party - Oct. 25, 2015
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Apple picking - Oct. 4, 2015
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Mission trip to Nicaragua - August, 2015
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to see all three notes
from our sponsored children
at Mercy Touch

Annual Music Picnic (Aug. 23, 2015)  - click on photo for additional images

2015 Book Bag EXPO (Aug. 18, 2015)
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Morgan on her new horse Rapp, which she acquired just a few days ago. No saddle, no stirrups, no reins!

Hot Jazz at First Church - May 31, 2015
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Youth Sunday - May 17, 2015
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The First Congregational Church of Meriden is excited to present

Lunch 'ní Concert

a jazz performance with a new twist on Sunday, May 31. Ticket holders will first enjoy a buffet luncheon at 12:30 p.m. followed by an electrifying concert featuring the Hot Cat Jazz Band at 1:30 p.m.  

Since 1990, the Hot Cat Jazz Band has been one of the hottest Dixieland and Swing jazz bands in Connecticut. The Hot Cats are increasingly popular for their exciting and entertaining performances, coupled with hard blowing and original arrangements of traditional jazz standards. Their prime influences include the likes of Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Fats Waller, Jellyroll Morton, Nat King Cole, Louis Jordan and Duke Ellington. Check them out at www.hotcatjazz.com or listen to them here

Folks who just canít get enough jazz are also invited to attend the 10:00 a.m. worship service that day in the First Church Sanctuary, with the Hot Cat Jazz Band providing the music during the service. Tickets for the luncheon and concert ($20 adult, $10 child under 16) are available either at the church office, at Prentis Printing Solutions at 35 Pratt St., or by phone at 203-631-8423. Additional Information

111th May Breakfast - May 2, 2015

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Easter Sunday - April 5, 2015
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Riverboat Ramblers

The Riverboat Ramblers featuring John Banker performed at First Church on Sun. March 29, 2015 @ 3:30 pm.
The concert was attended by 81 guests who enjoyed tasty treats and an array of raffle prizes
to go along with the hand-clapping foot-stomping music


Tim Zakrzewski, a member of First Church and a member of the recent mission trip to Nicaragua, organized a drive to help provide clothes for children in the area where he served. New or lightly used clothing for both girls and boys aged 7-17 were collected during December 2014. The clothing drive was a big success, with four large bins collected. Shipping will be free! The children should receive their clothes sometime in early spring when a biyearly shipment goes down to Central America. May thanks to all who donated.


Christmas Pageant
Dec. 24, 2014 - click photo for additional images

Combined First Church and Center Church Christmas Party
Dec. 13, 2014 - click photo for additional images

Tom Callinan and the Morgans presented a lively Irish concert in Smith Hall on Dec. 7, 2014 at 3:30 pm.
96 happy clapping folks attended this program complete with raffle prizes, snacks and desserts.

11th Annual Mercy Touch Luncheon
Nov. 23, 2014 - click on image for additional images

Mercy Touch Orphanage

The Children of Mercy Touch
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Card from Patricia Mulenga
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