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

This Sunday -- May 14, 2017

From Pastor Pat Kriss

New Members Received on May 21: We realize that we have a number of people who have been attending church services regularly but haven’t been given the opportunity to become members of First Church. If you would like to become a member (that gives you voting privileges and a nifty carnation on the day we formally welcome you), please let me or MaryAnn Holley know. – Pastor Pat

Attention church members: we have a member family (parents and one little nine - year-old girl) who will lose the house they were living in as of May 15. Social services have told them they will help them once they are indeed homeless. But for now, they are reaching out for some temporary housing while they seek to relocate in Danbury. If you know of a housing situation that could help them, please call the church office and let us know.

From Jim Moriarty , Director of Music

Next Sunday, May 21st is Jazz Sunday. This will be the final Jazz Sunday until September.

Joy through music,  Jim Moriarty


Bible Study -  Our next session will be on Tuesday, May 30th  at 6 PM in the parlor off Annie Hall with food available, too. Even if you did not come to the last session, please come and join us (call the church office before the next session so you can be sent the bible passage for that week).


Deer Hill Thrift Shop is open every Friday and Saturday 9:30am – 2pm.

Volunteers always welcome! 


 To submit article ideas for the website or Facebook, contact Greg Pings:

The Scholarship Committee invites all members of First Church entering into college, technical school or community college after high school to apply for a Scholarship grant.  These funds are made available through the generous contributions of former and present members of our church.  All who are interested in receiving a scholarship grant must fill out an application form obtained from the church office (or can be emailed to you).  Students are eligible for a grant for a 2-year period.  Grants are awarded on an as needed basis.  The deadline is May 30th.    A high school transcript may be presented with the application.  Completed applications may be faxed to the church at 203-744-4683.

The Letter Carriers will be collecting non-perishable food items (canned soups, juices, past, cereal, rice) on Saturday, May 13 to help families in need in our community.  You can help by placing your food donations at your mailbox on May 13 before your carrier arrives.  The food will be delivered to area food banks.

ARC 13th Annual Interfaith Peace Camp for children – registration is now open.  July 17-21, 9 am-3pm.  Contact the church office for more information and registration form. 
E-Tidings Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 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.