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

This Sunday -- August 6, 2017

Summer Sunday Worship will be at 9:30 am


From Pastor Pat Kriss

A Note from Pastor Pat Kriss: I will be on vacation from July 31 through August 21, returning to the church office on August 22. My thanks in advance to Dr. Jane Ellingwood who will cover Sunday services for me until my return. If you have any pastoral needs that arise in my absence, please call MaryAnn Holley, and she will contact one of our deacons to assist you.


From Jim Moriarty, Director of Music

I want to thank Beate and Jane for leading the service, musically, this past Sunday. I heard everything went very well.  This Sunday we are very fortunate to have Tim Koch – bass soloist available to sing and lead the congregation with the singing of the hymns.

Next week I will be away at a conference. The familiar Howard Rovics and Cheryl Hill – our soprano soloist, will be in charge of the music. They have worked very well together numerous times, especially here at First Church.

This is a Communion Sunday. There will not be a hymn sing before the service. I do thank all of you who participated in the hymn sing before each July service. We may have one more later in August.

Joy and comfort through music,

Jim Moriarty

Deer Hill Thrift Shop is open every Friday and Saturday 9:30am – 2pm.
Volunteers are urgently needed this summer if we are to remain open.  Just a few hours on a Friday or Saturday would be a great help.  Contact Jan Hamlin or MaryAnn in the church office. (203-744-6177 or           

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Save the Date:  August 27th -  2pm -- “Endings and Beginnings” Worship Service and Pool Party this year at the home of Pat and Jim Moriarty.  Hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks provided. If your last name begins A-M, please bring a dessert; N-Z, please bring a salad/side dish.  This year we will begin at 2 pm.

The Hillside Food Outreach program needs some help, 7pm Friday, Aug. 18th. We hope a group from First Church will sign up for some fun fellowship and a rewarding experience as we pack donated food items which will be distributed to those in need. If you can join us, please call Pat Mitchell 203-794-9447 or Lynda DeLuryea 203-364-9984.  Future dates are: 9/15, 10/13, 11/10 and 12/8.  Thank you!!

E-Tidings Date: 
Thursday, August 3, 2017


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.