Church Schedule

First Congregational Church service Sunday at 10:00 am (9:30 am July-Aug)
Taiwanese Christian Church service Sunday at 10:00 am
Overcomers Tabernacle Church service Sunday at 11:00 am and Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Casa De Gozo “House of Joy” service Sunday at 2:00 pm and Thursday at 7:00 pm
Assurance Christian Ministries service Saturday at 6:00 pm

Tom Callinan and the Morgans Christmas Concert - Dec. 10, 2017

Tom Callinan and the Morgans performed a delightful Irish Christmas concert in Smith Hall on Dec. 10, 2017 for 60 attendees. The audience hand-clapped and sang along with many of the numbers, while enjoying refreshments provided by the FCC Music Committee. And a raffle to boot.

Outdoors Service - July 2, 2017

First Congregational Church of Meriden held it is first outdoors regular service in modern history, complete with Communion, in a recently renovated alcove located behind the church on Sunday, July 2, 2017.  This area has been refurbished during two successive Eagle Scout projects carried out by members of Troop 10 whose home is the church. Located between the towering west wall of the church and an adjacent hill, it is shaded by a canopy of trees growing well above the spot. The full service was led by Pastor Bruce Miller and music provided by Music Director Barbara Mase using an electric keyboard.

 

Easter Service and Easter Egg Hunt - April 16, 2017

The Hot Cat Jazz Band arrived at the First Congregational Church and at 2:00 pm performed a Saturday concert, Mardi Gras style, attended by 32 folks who enjoyed the foot-stompin’ music, an assortment of refreshments and beverages, and a selection of raffle prizes. The six band members provided a great afternoon at FCC!

12th Annual Food Drive - March 26, 2017

The 12th Annual Food Drive was held on March 26, 2017. In addition to our parishioners, donors also included Assurance Christian Ministries, Overcomers Tabernacle, First Congregational Preschool and Boy Scouts Troop 10, all of whom share space in our building. Donors had previously been given a list of most needed food items by the Soup Kitchen. The collected food was all placed in the chancel during the May 26 service. After worship service that day, the food was weighed and then sorted by need for the Meriden Soup Kitchen and the New Opportunities of Meriden Food Pantry, all of which was delivered that week by FCC parishioners. A total of 2053 lbs. of non-perishable food was collected, of which 2026 lbs went to the Soup Kitchen and 27 lbs. to the Food Pantry. The 2053 lbs. exceeded the previous record, set in 2016, of 1378 lbs. A very special thanks to Pastor Clarence Hayes of Assurance Christian Ministries who collected 1008 lbs for this drive (126 large cans with average weight 8 lbs.; he also previously collected 308 lbs on 10/26/16, 256 lbs. on 11/17/16 and 1223 lbs on 1/16/17, for a total donation of 2795 lbs. since last November). Our thanks to all who donated to help feed the hungry in Meriden.

Hot Cat Jazz Band Invades First Church - Feb. 25, 2017

The Hot Cat Jazz Band arrived at the First Congregational Church and at 2:00 pm performed a Saturday concert, Mardi Gras style, attended by 32 folks who enjoyed the foot-stompin’ music, an assortment of refreshments and beverages, and a selection of raffle prizes. The six band members provided a great afternoon at FCC!

Tom Callinan and the Morgans - Dec.  11, 2016

The Morgans with Tom Callinan performed “A Celtic Christmas” concert at the church on Sunday Dec. 11 at 2pm. Eighty-four attended and were treated to energetic hand-clapping Irish music with frequent sing-a-longs. Refreshments and raffle drawings added to the fun.

FCC Halloween Party - Oct. 15, 2016

   

Hot Cat Jazz Band Invades First Church - June 12, 2016

The Hot Cat Jazz Band arrived at the First Congregational Church on Sunday, June 12, 2016 and first provided the music for the worship service in the morning, on one occasion accompanying the FCC Sanctuary Choir. Then at 2:00 pm, they performed a one-hour concert attended by 47 folks who enjoyed the foot-stompin’ music, an assortment of refreshments and beverages, and a selection of raffle prizes. The six band members played “Happy Birthday” for one guest (who was presented with a birthday cake complete with candles), while three couples danced to several of the music selections. A great day at FCC!