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

Sunday, March 22, 2020

From Reverend Pat Kriss

When God pushes you to the edge, trust him fully, because only two things can happen. Either God will catch you when you fall, or God will teach you how to fly. --- Anonymous

As we venture further into this thing called “an online congregation,” we really ARE like fledgling birds on the edge of the nest. We held our first online service last week and learned from our errors. This week, I will be broadcasting on Zoom and Facebook Live from home (and you can also call the phone number we have listed, and just listen).

One important thing for this Sunday’s service: please email me your prayer requests in advance of Sunday and I will read them toward the end of our service. (Use my personal email:

Mister Gary will also take his first shot at doing Bible Magic on the air, so let the kids know that their request from Sunday has been answered. In the email or snail mail packet you receive, our kids will also find a coloring page cross that Miss Cindy would like our Church School to color, and then when we are once again back together, we are going to put them all together.

Some good news: we have gotten the licensing permission to let us stream our music over the Sunday Service, so that we can start having Jim Moriarty or Nancy Wildman perform their wonderful music. If not this week, it will take place next week.

Last of all, just know that all of us at First Congregational Church -- Mary Ann, Jim, Greg Pings who is helping me coordinate the social media, and myself -- send all of you our blessings and support. I will close with a link to a prayer and blessing from our three Bridge Ministers for the United Church of Christ here in New England. I encourage you to watch the five minute meditation. See you all Sunday at 10. - Pastor Pat Kriss


How to View Sunday Service Online (Or Listen Via Your Phone)

Our worship services are now livestreamed with Zoom, a video conferencing provider.

Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. To join, open this link.

  • If prompted, accept the .exe file download from Zoom.
  • Follow the prompts to install the file.
  • Click either the "Computer Audio" or "Phone Call" tab, then follow the instructions.


For audio only, dial one of the numbers below. When prompted for a webinar ID, enter 711 710 720#.

312-626-6799 929-205-6099 253-215-8782
301 715 8592 346-248-7799 669-900-6833


To view our service on Facebook go to and click the livestream video.

E-Tidings Date: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020


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    9:30 a.m.–11 a.m.