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

This Sunday -- February 11, 2018

This Sunday:  Rev. Pat Nicholas, preaching


Have a Heart Collection for Interfaith Aids Ministry – February 11th Most needed items are toiletries, soap, tissues, deodorant, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste, feminine products.  Items may be left in the Sanctuary on Sundays or in the office during the week.


Wednesday, February 14th at 7 pm in Annie Hall

‘Give God a Valentine’ by coming to our Ash Wednesday Worship.

Pastor Pat invites all to join with her at this Valentine’s Day ‘Taize Service’ to share love and faith with contemplative music & candlelight.

Music by Doug Hartline; ashes, blessings offered.


From Jim Moriarty, Director of Music

I need to thank Craig turner for his enlightening solo and the sanctuary choir for their moving interpretation of “Healer”.

The Community Children’s Chorus will begin to meet on February 20th, Tuesday afternoon at 4:30. Pre-rehearsal snacks are available for the children. Their Winter Concert was a real treat, with great pop musical selections! More children have signed up for the spring session.  If your child likes to sing they should come and check out this chorus! To participate please contact the church office @ 203-744-6177 and leave a contact name and number.

Last Sunday I played an organ composition in which the ‘clarinet’ was the featured solo instrument. In celebration of ‘Mardi Gras’ the trumpet will be the solo instrument this Sunday.

Peace and Joy through music,

Jim Moriarty


Youth Group:  Our newly formed Youth Group has decided to meet every other Tuesday at   6 pm on the 3rd floor.   See Pastor Pat or Jay Duhamel for more info.


Deer Hill Thrift Shop:

Great merchandise, low prices, very friendly staff.

Hours:  Friday and Saturday, 9:30 am – 2 pm.

Volunteers urgently needed, especially on Saturdays.  Please call the church office if you can help.


Bible Study - Our next session will be on Monday, Feb. 19th  at 5:30 PM in the parlor off Annie Hall with food available, too. Even if you did not come before, please come and join us (call the church office before the next session so you can be sent the bible passage for that week).  Open to all!


Children’s Community Chorus  will begin February 20th and meets every Tuesday at 4:30 pm. Open to All Children – Elementary & Middle School Age – no charge, non-religious, limited enrollment. To sign up or for more info: or call the church office.

Join the Choir!  Singers are always welcome to join the choir - see Jim Moriarty after worship

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The Dorothy Day Overflow Shelter continues in our gym.  We welcome our homeless guests and the volunteers who staff the shelter every night throughout the winter season.  Needed are donations of ramen noodle soup cups and hot cocoa mix.  They may be left in the church office.

Our February Fellowship Luncheon will be on Shrove Tuesday, February 13th at 12:30 pm in Annie Hall.  Please bring a dish share and enjoy time with friends as we enter the Lenten Season.

E-Tidings Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018


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.