First Congregational Church
164 Deer Hill Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone:(203) 744-6177


A Season of Music

Music at First Church for the holiday season.

(Posted November 9, 2017)

A calendar of music events at the First Congregational Church of Danbury. All are welcome.

November 11, 7 p.m.: The Danbury Concert Chorus will present a concert. A free-will offering will be taken.

November 19, 3 p.m.: The Master chorale's Holiday Concert, directed by Tina Heinrich. Tickets at the door are $25.

December 9: Holiday Jazz Benefit Concert with Doug Hartline and his ensemble. More information soon.

December 10, 1 p.m.: The Children’s Community Chorus concert; sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Danbury.

December 17, 4 p.m.: The Messiah, presented by the Danbury Music Centre. A free-will offering is taken during intermission. This concert usually fills out sanctuary.

Mark your calendars.

From Rev. Pat Kriss: Peace Is Our Only True Antidote

Why we need the ARC Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

(Posted November 18, 2017) 

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” - Mother Teresa of Calcutta
I had a brief conversation the other day with someone. When he heard from me that our annual ARC Interfaith Thanksgiving Service here in Danbury is happening this coming Monday evening, he snorted and said that “all that peace stuff is really over with.” I looked him square in the eye and told him that it’s because we are going through such turbulent times steeped in such hatred and violence, that to seek peace is the only antidote we can truly rely on.
There can only be peace if we understand that we belong to one another, in all our glorious diversity of belief and cultures. There can only be peace if we all learn to carry the Spirit of peace within us, or to carry God in our hearts. Therefore, it’s really fitting that the theme of this year’s Thanksgiving Service is Imagine God in Every Heart. The featured speaker will be Joyce Schriebman of "Brother from Another Mother."
I really encourage those of you who can to be present Monday November 20 at 7 PM at the United Jewish Center on Deer Hill Avenue for the coming together of so many like-minded people who really know what they have to be thankful for.  – Pastor Pat Kriss

Our Music: Thanksgiving

(Posted November 18, 2017)

I can’t believe that this Sunday is already our Thanksgiving Service. The music, featuring the choir, will include several anthems along with special hymn presentations. Being a day of thanksgiving for all of us church members, our anthem will be sung by both the choir and congregation. Don’t worry as it is a special arrangement of a very familiar hymn.
The Children’s Community Chorus had a great rehearsal this past Tuesday in preparation of their winter concert on December 10 at 1pm in our sanctuary.

This Sunday afternoon, The Master Chorale, directed by Tina Heinrich, will present their Holiday Concert in our First Congregational Church Music Hall. Tickets at the door are $25.

Remember to clear your calendars for December 9th at 4pm when Doug Hartline and his ensemble will present “A Jazz Holiday Concert” here in our beautiful decorated sanctuary! - Jim Moriarty


First Congregational Church
164 Deer Hill Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810
Est. 1696

Phone: (203) 744-6177

Office Hours:
Monday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thrift Shop Hours:
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday Worship:
Sunday    10 a.m.–11 a.m.