Join us for Worship
First Congregational Church
Services at 8:00 in the Chapel and 10:00 in the Meetinghouse
Worship is an integral part of our life as Christians. Worship includes the praising of God, the desire for reconciliation with God and our neighbors, the hearing and illumination of God's Word, the celebration of the sacraments and the offering of ourselves to God.
We gather to worship each Sunday at 8:00 am in the Chapel and 10:00 am in the Meetinghouse. Childcare is provided during the 10:00 service. Church School children worship with their families during the opening portion of the 10:00 am service and then are excused after the Youth Sermon to go to their classes. There is also infant and toddler child care in the Baby Nursery during the 10:00 am service. A Prayer Circle is held each Sunday morning as well.
Together as ONE: God's Family Worships
I was glad when they said to me,
"Let us go to the house of the Lord!"
God's family in Branford has many faces, young and old, newcomers and lifelong members, each uniquely different but all wonderfully alike in our love of Jesus Christ and his church. Yet too often, we don't have the chance to worship God with our entire family present, to see the many generations in our church joyfully interacting with one another. That's why you're invited to our first Together as ONE worship service. Sunday School will not be held that day (although childcare will still be available for younger children) so that our children and their teachers will be able to celebrate with us. Special music, lively prayers and scriptural surprises will be in store for everyone, making worship a joy-filled event that can be re-lived and discussed throughout the week. It's an opportunity for those of us mature in our faith to share our wisdom and experience with those growing in faith. It's also an opportunity for our children to experience the sights and sounds of worship, reinforcing their faith and encouraging them to learn more about God. Together as ONE is part of our regular worship schedule, with the last Sunday of each month set aside for our "get together" at 10 AM. Be sure not to miss our family reunions!
Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord
with my whole heart
in the company of the upright,
in the congregation.
The 10am Sunday service is televised on Branford Cable Access, Channel 18. The service is telecast each Sunday at 8:30pm.