Worship Schedule

In addition to 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.

At the Meetinghouse

During the summer, worship services are held every Sunday morning at 10 a.m.  (Our summer schedule runs from the first Sunday in June through the Sunday after Labor Day.)

During the school year, worship services are held every Sunday morning at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children are dismissed to their classes during the first hymn at the 9 a.m. service; and Nursery Care is provided at the early service.

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 a.m. 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 p.m. An annual Ash Wednesday service is held at 7 p.m. 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 a.m. 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.


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.

We Depend Upon One Another

We depend upon our faith to guide us. We depend upon one another as we share and deepen our own spirituality to perform our work. And we know, too, that there are people who depend upon us – even as we depend upon them - to be signs of hope in troubling times. With our annual Stewardship Campaign, we depend upon you. We rely on you to make our ministries and our outreach possible. Our annual Stewardship Campaign raises nearly 90% of the funds needed for our ministry and missions. We welcome – and are grateful for – any and all gifts.

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