Worship Schedule

In addition to our two worship services every Sunday morning, there are many ways to become involved, participate in and benefit from our rich variety of programs in education, music, the arts, and adult and youth enrichment.

Special Congregational Meeting: As part of our ongoing refugee resettlement work, the Trustees have called for a special meeting of the church following the 11:00 am worship service next Sunday, February 26th.

At the Meetinghouse

During the school year, worship services are held every Sunday morning at 9AM and 11 AM. Children are dismissed to their classes during the first hymn at the 9 AM services. Nursery Care is provided at the early service. During the summer from the first Sunday in June until the Sunday after Labor day, there is one Sunday service only at 10 AM. Coffee fellowship hours are held after each service in the Fellowship Room of the Parish House, and on the lawn during the summer.

At the South Lyme Chapel

The South Lyme Chapel is a community congregation affiliated with and a part of our church. Worship services are held at 9 am each Sunday. Erin Grayson, a divinity student and a member of our church, preaches and arranges for pulpit supply when she is not there.

Click here for more information about the South Lyme Chapel

Special Services

Communion services are held five times each year (the dates are available by calling the church office). There is an ecumenical Thanksgiving service each year during Thanksgiving week. There are three Christmas Eve services, at 5, 8, and 10 pm. An annual Ash Wednesday service is held at 7 pm. On Maundy Thursday there is usually a choral event followed by an all-church supper. There is an annual Easter Sunrise service, held at Griswold Point (the time varies slightly depending on the time of sunrise!) Easter Morning Services in the Meetinghouse are held at 9 and 11 am. Other special services are announced in the monthly newsletter.

Arrange a Tour

We are happy to give tours of our church facilities and provide a summary of the church’s history and current activities.Please arrange a mutually convenient time for this visit by calling our church Office Manager, Joan Kelley, so that we can give the proper time and attention to your visit. 860-434-8686.

Weddings

We very much welcome inquiries about holding wedding ceremonies in our church. Our ministers perform a number of wedding ceremonies each year. Our invitation is open to both church members and non-members alike, and we are an open and affirming church.

Our Wedding Coordinator is also our Church Clerk, Joanie May. She will be happy to explain all the details of the wedding arrangements and help you plan the happy event. Joanie is in the church office on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will be happy to take your call. She can be reached in the church at 860-434-8686, and any time at joanmay@fccol.org. Please leave a message on Option #1 if there is no one in the office.

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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