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First Church of Christ, Congregational UCC of Suffield, CT is an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. First Church welcomes all to join us in faith and worship Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., in-person or through our YouTube livestream.
Rev. Diann continues to run a dedicated and vibrant Wednesday morning Bible study group at 10 a.m. each week via Zoom; contact us for more information.

The Holy season of Lent began on Ash Wednesday, Feb 22. Our journey into the Lent Season for 2023 will be through with our theme “Bless The Lent We Actually Have”.

On March 2, we will be hosting an Interfaith Movie Night in our sanctuary. We will be watching the film Mission: Joy. All are welcome to attend the showing. Contact the church for more information.

March 10, we will host our “Quiet Day” a self-directed Lenten journey and reflection time. Various stations will be set up around the church to guide yourself at your own pace. All are welcome to join us for “Quiet Day” from 1 p.m. -6:30 p.m., with a short closing worship beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Holy Week begins on April 2 with our Palm Sunday Service. Palm Sunday recalls Jesus entering into Jerusalem, a reminder of the welcoming of Jesus into our hearts and of our willingness to follow him.

Our Maundy Thursday Service is April 6 at 7 p.m. in our sanctuary. Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter, is observed in commemoration of Jesus Christ and the Last Supper with the Apostles.

Our Good Friday Service will be held at 3 p.m. on April 7 in our sanctuary. Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death.

Easter Sunday, April 9, we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at 6 a.m. with our community Sunrise Service at Sunrise Park. All are welcome to attend this moving sunrise service.

Our Easter Celebration Service will be held at 10 a.m. in our sanctuary. All are welcome to join us. Christ is Risen!

Our Blessing Box is located right in front of First Church on High St and is open to our neighbors and community members to “take what you need; leave what you can.” We encourage our community to donate; please do not donate perishable foods or foods requiring refrigeration.

First Church hosts support groups in our building for their meetings, including Narcotics Anonymous, Families Anonymous, and Alcoholics Anonymous. Contact us for the full list of meeting information.

As COVID-19 Suffield community levels fluctuate, we will monitor the Conn. State community levels, COVID levels map, and make weekly recommendations for masking based on the information available.

Church in-office hours are Tuesdays-Fridays 10-3pm. Questions and general inquiries should be directed to, or by leaving a message at 860-668-7223. Pastoral needs can be sent to, or by leaving a voicemail with Rev. Diann.

Our staff and Minister are ready to assist you or provide information as needed. God Bless. 

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