Worship Services

Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

We are currently holding one worship service a week inside our historic Meetinghouse on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. Masks and social distancing are recommended during these services. The services are simultaneously livestreamed on YouTube.

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

December 4, 2022 Worship Service

On and Off Ramps of the Holy Highway To see...

November 27, 2022 Worship Service

A Genealogy of Calls To see the bulletin...

November 20, 2022 Worship Service

Shelter, Speech and Solace: A Litany of...

Christmas Schedule

We invite you to join together with us in fellowship this holiday season at one or all of our worship services and special events.  Click here for our schedule of special celebrations, Christmas pageants and worship services.

Christmas Schedule

We invite you to join together with us in fellowship this holiday season at one or all of our worship services and special events.  Click here for our schedule of special celebrations, Christmas pageants and worship services.

Announcements

Dec
6
Tue
AA Afternoon @ Sheffield Auditorium
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Yoga
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please bring a yoga mat and join Lynn McCarthy at 5:00pm in Fellowship Hall/Sheffield Auditorium. For more information, please see Lynn’s website here.

Deacons
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
7
Wed
MM Meeting @ Library
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve Service 5PM
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Christmas Eve Services*
Friday, December 24
5:00 PM – The Living Manger: Service for families with young children
8:00 PM and 10:00 PM – Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols
*Christmas Eve Service Memorial Music & Flowers
If you would like to make a contribution to our special Christmas Eve Music and Flowers in memory of a loved one, please leave a message at the church office, fccol@fccol.org or 860-434-8686 by Friday, December 10th.
Senior Choir @ Fellowship Hall
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

On October 6, 2021 – Choir will meet in the Meetinghouse

Dec
8
Thu
Bible Study @ Library
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Green Bible Study: Understanding the Bible in its Own Time and in Ours We’ll begin a new Bible Study series that will span 8 weeks this fall with a particular focus on the earth, our agency and shared faith journeys as we navigate climate change in our world. Beginning September 29th with Laura and guests. Please email Laura to be added to our group list! (A Zoom link will be available to join us online.)

Yoga
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please bring a yoga mat and join Lynn McCarthy at 5:00pm in Fellowship Hall/Sheffield Auditorium. For more information, please see Lynn’s website here.

“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.

Current 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.

Archives

Upcoming Events

Dec
6
Tue
1:00 pm AA Afternoon @ Sheffield Auditorium
AA Afternoon @ Sheffield Auditorium
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
 
5:00 pm Yoga
Yoga
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please bring a yoga mat and join Lynn McCarthy at 5:00pm in Fellowship Hall/Sheffield Auditorium. For more information, please see Lynn’s website here.
7:00 pm Deacons
Deacons
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 
Dec
7
Wed
4:00 pm MM Meeting @ Library
MM Meeting @ Library
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
5:00 pm Christmas Eve Service 5PM
Christmas Eve Service 5PM
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Christmas Eve Services* Friday, December 24 5:00 PM – The Living Manger: Service for families with young children 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM – Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols *Christmas Eve Service Memorial Music[...]