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Welcome to First Church of Christ, Congregational, United Church of Christ!

Worship Service

Sunday Mornings

10:00am

in our Sanctuary

 

ALL ARE WELOME!

 

MISSION STATEMENT

As disciples of Jesus and stewards of God’s creation,
we joyfully worship, faithfully serve, and generously give
so lives may be transformed.

OUR VALUES

WELCOMING

We joyfully and freely offer hospitality by opening our
hearts, hands, and doors to all.

ACCEPTING

We affirm that we are enriched and strengthened by our differences.

FAITH-BUILDING

We challenge and support our faith community
to develop a deeper relationship with God and Jesus Christ.

SERVICE-MINDED

We follow Jesus’s example by ministering to and caring for all.

 

 

We are an Open & Affirming Congregation and welcoming to all people!

Open and Affirming Statement
 
“In Christ there is no longer Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for all are one…”(Galatians 3:28)
 
After a year of discussion, education and discernment, the members of The First Church of Christ, Congregational in Suffield, Connecticut declare that we are an Open and Affirming congregation. We welcome all people to join us in our journey of faith. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
 
As an Open Congregation
We open our doors and invite everyone to join us in this challenging and exciting commitment. We want everyone to feel welcome to participate in membership, leadership and employment. We intend to provide a safe physical, emotional and spiritual haven and commit to make every part of our building and our church life accessible to all people.
 
As an Affirming Congregation 
We affirm that each individual is a child of God, worthy of God’s love and our love. We celebrate the total identity of each person regardless of ancestry, origin, age, economic status, physical/mental ability, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. As a congregation “In the Community, For the Community” we strive to extend an extravagant welcome to each person who seeks to serve and follow in Christ’s footsteps.
As a declared Open and Affirming Congregation

We commit to work toward ending ignorance, fear, hatred, prejudice and discrimination against people perceived to be different including our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members and friends. We commit to a spirit of hospitality and a willingness to live out that welcome in meaningful ways.

 

First Church Readiness Study and Capital Campaign Proposal 

available below