Welcome to our Church
First Congregational of New Milford is a welcoming church. We care about our neighbors, our community, and the world. Join us for worship Sundays at 10am. If you missed a recent service, watch it on the video link below. And learn about other ways to we get involved:
Baby Bundles, Prayer Shawl Ministry, our Music Program, Men's Breakfast, Women's Ministry and Retreat, the homeless shelter, Thanksgiving Community Meal, Church World Service and more
The First Congregational Church of New Milford is suspending in-person worship, church school, coffee hour and church activities until further notice in order to slow the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Rev Randy Day will lead a worship service via live stream broadcast each Sunday. The live stream link is available below. Recordings from the past few weeks area available by clicking "Playlist" on the right side of the streaming window.
The office will only be open to staff only or by appointment. If you need to meet with office staff, please call to make arrangements by emailing Nicole Henderson.
What's Going On.....
Church Pledge Drive -- is now underway.
Get all the information and a pledge form. Please return your pledge as soon as possible. Your pledge is crucial to support our 2021 budget!
will be held October 25 after the service by conference call. Details in the bulletin.
Deacons' letter clarifying roles of Rev Day and Rev Wall is under NEWS AND NOTES
"Be The Church" Discussion Group. This week's meeting moved to Thursday 10/22
To "Be the Church" we need to understand and discuss the issues facing society.
The group will discuss 6 topics in six weekly meetings:
-Justice for Children
-Disabilities & Mental Health Justice
The RAISE THE ROOF project is DONE! Crews from Lambert and Barr, the projector contractor, have worked hard all summer to reinforce the building structure and remove the steel supports that were inside. The church is planning to open for worship in the near future. Watch for details.
Called to Care- See the opportunities to serve offered by Called to Care. Click the link for information and the Sign Up form.
Confirmation Sunday is October 18
Communion Sunday-- To celebrate communion at home have grape juice and any type of bread or crackers ready during the livestream. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month.
Your continued support for our church is critical while attendance at services is restricted due to COVID-19 . Click "Donate to the Church!" above to find out about how you can keep your regular pledge or donation to the church current.
Watch our Sunday worship online if you cannot attend!
Watch our service live on Sundays or view a recording of a previous week.
The video window may take time to appear. Please wait. On a mobile device it is
suggested to hold the device horizontally (landscape for a larger picture). To view it full screen click on
the square box on the right side of the control bar located at the bottom of the live stream.
(If the control bar is not visible, place your cursor over the live stream and the bar should be visible at the bottom).
Join us for the live service each Sunday at 10am. You can view recent services anytime from our VIDEO PLAYLIST .
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Center
- Science Matters: Let’s Talk About COVID-19, a free course by Imperial College of London, one of the top public health research universities in the world.
- Resources for Faith Communities, a comprehensive interfaith hub for resources by Emory University School of Public Health
- How You Can Help Get Protective Equipment to Healthcare workers
Prayer requests are raised up during Sunday worship and sent out to the Intensive Prayer Unit. Submit a prayer request
Domestic Abuse Alert From ARC
Read the alert about domestic abuse during social isolation. It includes agencies that provide help.
Disaster Distress Helpline
If you, or someone you care about, feels overwhelmed with emotions including sadness, depression or anxiety, or feels the impulse to harm themselves or others, please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.
Have you checked out the online Church Directory? Log into today and update your information. Find your friends while we social distance.
Church Re-opening for Services
The Re-Opening Committee is working on plans to open the sanctuary for Sunday worship. All Covid-19 guidelines will be in effect and attendance will be limited. Details coming soon.