• Who We Are

    Who We Are

    We’re more than a building; we’re a community. A community of people of faith who care about the world we live in, whether it’s right outside our door or half a world away. A community that is constantly striving to live up to Christ’s teaching, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”

    We enter into a covenant with each other, using the centrality of scripture and the life and teachings of Jesus, to find a stronger Christian faith.

About

WELCOME

Following the life and teachings of Jesus, we are a church that strives to be a place of grace, welcoming all regardless of theological expression, age, race, gender, sexual identity, national origin or financial means. In our Church Constitution we recognize that “each member shall have the undisturbed right to follow the word of God according to the dictates of his or her own conscience, under the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit.” The First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, established in 1665, cherishes this proud Pilgrim tradition. We would be honored by your presence among us, and we invite you to help us become what we endeavor to be. 


SERMONS

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June 4th – Steve Jungkeit

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May 28th-Memorial Day-Carleen Gerber

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May 21st – Steve Jungkeit

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May 14th – Steve Jungkeit

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NEWSLETTERS



THE CLERGY

Rev Jungkeit

Rev Jungkeit

Senior Minister
Rev Gerber

Rev Gerber

Senior Associate Minister
Rev Priest

Rev Priest

Minister of Visitation


Church Leadership

  • Church Council

    It is the responsibility of the Church Council to visualize the entire task of the Church; to supervise and receive reports from the various boards and committees; to inform and advise the officers, boards, and committees of the general direction and relative significance of the various programs of the Church; and to coordinate and cooperate with all concerned to ensure the implementation of the total Church program.

    Council:

    Treasurer
    Church Clerk
  • Deacons

    It is the responsibility of the Board of Deacons to visualize and implement the spiritual program of the Church in cooperation with the Senior Minister. The board shall also administer the sacrament of Holy Communion.

    The Board of Deacons is also responsible for the supervision and functioning of the following Boards and Committees: Board of Youth and Adult Education, Board of Missions, Partnership Committees, Board of Music and the Arts.

  • Trustees

    The Board of Trustees supervises the procurement, custody, and care of all Church property and the management of the financial affairs of the Church with the limitation that no real property shall be bought, sold, mortgaged, leased, or transferred without specific authorization by the congregation. In addition, the Board shall maintain custody of all Church funds, including funds raised or granted to any Church board, council, committee, or other Church sponsored associations. The Board of Trustees has authority over the use of Church facilities and equipment by other than Church affiliated organizations.

    It is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees to appoint and supervise the following committees:

    The Budget Committee
    The Property Committee
    The Endowment Committee
    The Personnel Committee
    The Audit Committee

    It is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees to order annual audits of the financial accounts of the Church and all councils, boards, committees, and other Church sponsored associations at the close of each fiscal year and to present a written report to the Church Council. This report should be attached to the Treasurer’s annual statement to the congregation.

  • Stewardship

    The Board of Stewardship advises and assists the Church Council, boards, and committees of the Church in all matters concerning stewardship.

    The Board of Stewardship is responsible for securing financial support for the Church and its benevolent and mission activities through annual pledges by the Church membership. Sufficient records of these efforts shall be established and shall be transferred to the Board of Trustees.

    The Board of Stewardship is responsible for establishing ongoing programs to encourage the membership to give of their money, time, and ability to God’s work.

    The Board of Stewardship coordinates the fund raising activities of all the Church boards, committees, auxiliary associations and organizations, none of which shall themselves undertake or sanction any solicitation of funds until the Board of Stewardship shall have reviewed the proposed revenue procurement activity.

    The Board of Stewardship coordinates and supervises all capital fund drives.

Invitation to Step Up

Our 2017 Stewardship Campaign is called “Investing in Our Church’s Life-Changing Mission” and, as part of the new campaign, we’re inviting members both old and new to “step up.” Our stewardship fund accounts for more than 4/5ths of our annual budget, supporting the vital ministries that engage and challenge us, lift our spirits and sometimes even change our lives. We welcome – and are grateful for – any and all donations.

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