Worship Services

Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

We hold one worship service a week inside our historic Meetinghouse on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. The services are simultaneously livestreamed on YouTube.

Recordings of our worship services can be found in our Virtual Meetinghouse.

A Threefold Cord Cannot  Be Broken

A Jewish, Christian & Muslim Perspective on the Crisis in Gaza

To view our worship service from Nov. 12, 2023, in which Reza Mansoor, Shelly Altman and Steve Jungkeit shared a series of meditations, click here.

To read an op-ed by Reza, Shelly and Steve published on Nov. 10, 2023, in the Connecticut Mirror, click here.

To read an open letter from Palestinian Christians addressed to churches in the U.S. entitled “A Call to Repentance,” click here.

To read the Oct. 12, 2023, statement on Israel and Palestine from our church, click here.

A Threefold Cord Cannot  Be Broken

A Jewish, Christian & Muslim Perspective on the Crisis in Gaza

To view our worship service from Nov. 12, 2023, in which Reza Mansoor, Shelly Altman and Steve Jungkeit shared a series of meditations, click here.

To read an op-ed by Reza, Shelly and Steve published on Nov. 10, 2023, in the Connecticut Mirror, click here.

To read an open letter from Palestinian Christians addressed to churches in the U.S. entitled “A Call to Repentance,” click here.

To read the Oct. 12, 2023, statement on Israel and Palestine from our church, click here.

Announcements

Mar
5
Tue
ARC Blood Drive @ FCCOL Fellowship Hall
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Senior Center Lunch
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm

The Lymes’ Senior center will be holding their luncheons at noon in the Church’s Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week for the foreseeable future while their facility on Town Woods Road undergoes a major renovation. Any questions about attending the luncheons should be directed to the Senior Center’s executive Director, Stephanie Gould, who can be reached at 860-514-5425.

Mar
6
Wed
Senior Center Lunch
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm

The Lymes’ Senior center will be holding their luncheons at noon in the Church’s Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week for the foreseeable future while their facility on Town Woods Road undergoes a major renovation. Any questions about attending the luncheons should be directed to the Senior Center’s executive Director, Stephanie Gould, who can be reached at 860-514-5425.

Mar
7
Thu
Senior Center Lunch
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm

The Lymes’ Senior center will be holding their luncheons at noon in the Church’s Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week for the foreseeable future while their facility on Town Woods Road undergoes a major renovation. Any questions about attending the luncheons should be directed to the Senior Center’s executive Director, Stephanie Gould, who can be reached at 860-514-5425.

Mar
8
Fri
Soup Bowl Supper @ FCCOL Fellowship Hall
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mar
9
Sat
Shoreline Food Pantry at FCCOL @ Fellowship Hall
Mar 9 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Mar
11
Mon
Ladies Who Sew (LWS) @ Sheffield Auditorium
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mar
12
Tue
LBS Luncheon @ Fellowship Hall
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Nehantic Land Acknowledgement

We, the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, acknowledge that we occupy and benefit from the Indigenous land upon which our church and our homes are standing.  For thousands of years, this has been, and continues to be, the traditional territory of the Nehantic people, along with the Indigenous kin of other tribes.  (Click here to read the complete land acknowledgment.)

 

Nehantic Land Acknowledgement

We, the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme, acknowledge that we occupy and benefit from the Indigenous land upon which our church and our homes are standing.  For thousands of years, this has been, and continues to be, the traditional territory of the Nehantic people, along with the Indigenous kin of other tribes.  (Click here to read the complete land acknowledgment.)

“All This Sainted Difference is What God Wants”

Robert Farris Thompson wrote those words in reference to the Black Atlantic religions that he lovingly documented over the course of more than 60 years of teaching and writing. Too often those traditions continue to be misunderstood and mistreated by outsiders. All this sainted difference may be what God wants, but much of the world has behaved otherwise. It’s time to change that.  Click here to explore “All This Sainted Difference.”

“All This Sainted Difference is What God Wants”

Robert Farris Thompson wrote those words in reference to the Black Atlantic religions that he lovingly documented over the course of more than 60 years of teaching and writing. Too often those traditions continue to be misunderstood and mistreated by outsiders. All this sainted difference may be what God wants, but much of the world has behaved otherwise. It’s time to change that.  Click here to explore “All This Sainted Difference.”

 

Wheels of Justice

Stories from the Deep North

This original video series, originally presented as a part of our weekly sermons, unearths stories of racial injustice and, sometimes, the bold resistance to that injustice, that occurred throughout Southern New England, including the towns of Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Deep River, Willimantic, Mystic and New London.  Click here to explore “Stories from the Deep North.”

Wheels of Justice

Stories from the Deep North

This original video series, originally presented as a part of our weekly sermons, unearths stories of racial injustice and, sometimes, the bold resistance to that injustice, that occurred throughout Southern New England, including the towns of Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Deep River, Willimantic, Mystic and New London.  Click here to explore “Stories from the Deep North.”

VIRTUAL MEETINGHOUSE

Our Virtual Meetinghouse is always open.  Here you’ll find videos of our worship services and written copies of sermons – as well as our popular “Sacred Conversations” video series and “Adult Forum” video series; copies of church bulletins and newsletters; and other powerful church communications.

Recent Ministry News

To see all our recent ministry work, please click here

For a more in-depth look at all of our various ministries, please visit our Ministry page.

Recent Outreach News

To read about our most recent outreach work, please click here.

For a more in-depth look at our outreach efforts, please visit our Outreach page.

Archives

Upcoming Events

Mar
5
Tue
9:00 am ARC Blood Drive @ FCCOL Fellowship Hall
ARC Blood Drive @ FCCOL Fellowship Hall
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
 
12:00 pm Senior Center Lunch
Senior Center Lunch
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm
The Lymes’ Senior center will be holding their luncheons at noon in the Church’s Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week for the foreseeable future while their facility on Town Woods Road undergoes[...]
Mar
6
Wed
12:00 pm Senior Center Lunch
Senior Center Lunch
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm
The Lymes’ Senior center will be holding their luncheons at noon in the Church’s Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week for the foreseeable future while their facility on Town Woods Road undergoes[...]
Mar
7
Thu
12:00 pm Senior Center Lunch
Senior Center Lunch
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm
The Lymes’ Senior center will be holding their luncheons at noon in the Church’s Fellowship Hall on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week for the foreseeable future while their facility on Town Woods Road undergoes[...]
Mar
8
Fri
5:00 pm Soup Bowl Supper @ FCCOL Fellowship Hall
Soup Bowl Supper @ FCCOL Fellowship Hall
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm