Church Schedule

First Congregational Church service Sunday at 10:00 am (9:30 am July-Aug)
Taiwanese Christian Church service Sunday at 1:30 pm
Overcomers Tabernacle Church service Sunday at 11:00 am
Assurance Christian Ministries service Saturday at 6:00 pm
Lighthouse Worship Center (Assemblies of God) service on Saturday

Meriden Backpack EXPO
Aug 25, 2023

800 backpacks including the FCC donated water bottles were distributed today at John Barry School at the Meriden Fire Department's 20th anniversary Back To School Expo. Thank you MFD Local 1148 for meeting this need!

Mammography Event
July 12, 2023

FCC sponsored a mammography event at the Meriden Health Dept. on 7/12/23. 19 mammograms were carried out - both patients and the Hartford HealthCare staff seemed very pleased with how it all went. (Click on images to enlarge)


Barbara Mase Retirement Service and Party
June 25, 2023

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FCC Spring Festival
June 3, 2023
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18th Annual Food Drive
May 21, 2023

The 18th Annual Food Pantry Drive, organized by the Christian Outreach Committee, was completed on Sunday May 21, 2023. Following worship service, it was weighed (894 lbs. total) and transported the following day by several parishioners to the Meriden Soup Kitchen, First Baptist Church, 460 Broad St., Meriden. Also, $270 in cash donations were made to support this food drive. Many thanks to the staff and parishioners of First Church, the Taiwanese Christian Church and especially to Pastor Clarence Hayes who had previously collected a large amount of this food.


Red Cross Blood Drive
May 9, 2023

On May 9, 2023, at the FCC Blood Drive, 27 donors contributed 26 units. This event ran smoothly, with kudos from both the Red Cross staff and the donors.

Mercy Touch Luncheon
Nov. 20, 2022

This event was attended by 34 parishioners.  A review of the Mercy Touch Mission's current status was followed by a video, and then a delicious dinner of Kate's chicken with stuffing and gravy, green beans, rolls and butter, beverages and an assortment of homemade desserts.

Polar Express Outing
Nov. 19, 2022

FCC Youth activity on the Essex Steam Train

Josh Santiago Eagle Scout Award
Oct. 29, 2022

Meriden Backpack EXPO
Aug. 19, 2022

The Annual Meriden Backpack EXPO was held at the Meriden Green on Fri. Aug. 19, 2022. Our church has supported this mission for over 15 years and this year contributed $2315 to the event which provided school supplies to over 800 needy school children with both new backpacks as well as school supplies in the packs. Our church contributions came from the Diaconate, the Christian Outreach Committee and from numerous individual parishioners. Many thanks to all who donated.

Ukrainian Refugee Relief Mission
March 7, 2022

On Friday March 4th, WFSB Channel 3 in Hartford announced its partnership with the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, Inc. through its 3Cares program, to promote the collection of needed supplies for Ukrainian refugees fleeing their country in the face of the current Russian attack. The Christian Outreach Committee of the First Congregational Church of Meriden quickly formulated a plan to participate in this project which was presented to the congregation during the worship service Sunday, March 6th. Through immediate financial support, requested supplies were secured and transported to the Ukrainian National Home in Hartford on Monday, March 7th. First Church is a church of mission and service, and we are pleased to have provided 3876 diapers, 5200 baby wipes, and 552 maxi pads, as well as toothbrushes and toothpaste, baby blankets, new flannel shirts and various other items. Volunteers at the Ukrainian National Home sorted, packed and transported all donated items to New Jersey where they were scheduled to be flown to Warsaw, Poland and moved to the Ukrainian - Poland border for distribution to refugees there.