September Happenings at First Church of Christ, UCC

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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 worship Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., in-person or through our YouTube livestream.

Our final community Worship Service at historical First Baptist Church on Hill Street is September 3. We are grateful and blessed to have this unique worship opportunity at the end of each summer to gather in worship as a community with other Suffield faith leaders and churches.

September brings our Kick-Off season!

No matter who you are, or where you are, on life’s journey, YOU are welcome here. Come as you are, for this is God’s house—a house of prayer for all people, and God welcomes each one who comes.

First Church is excited to gather September 10 for Kick-Off Sunday. All are welcome and encouraged to attend worship at 10 a.m. in our sanctuary as we joyously gather and come into covenant together, joining in faith to love extravagantly!

Our Hands on Faith youth program also begins on September 10. Youth kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to participate in this age-appropriate program to explore their faith and the stories of the Bible.

During our Kick-Off worship we will also send students and teachers back to school with our prayers and blessings during our Blessing of the Backpacks. Bring your backpack, school bag, laptop bag or teacher’s bag as we have a time of prayer and blessing for those returning to school this year.

First Church has a dedicated music program, welcoming all to explore their faith. Our children’s choir is welcome to all youth kindergarten through 5th grade and is a part of our Hands on Faith program. Our Chancel choir welcomes young adult and adult singers as we lift our voices in song to God during worship. Whether you have experience or have never sung in a choir before, your voice would be a wonderful addition to this ensemble. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. Contact our director of Worship Arts, Amy Pott – for more information.

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.

Our Blessing Box is located right in front of First Church on High Street 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. Church in-office hours are Tuesdays-Fridays 10 a.m.-3 p.m., beginning September 5. 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 by following the prompts through our church office.

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

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