We are the First
Congregational Church of Waterbury;
our history is rooted deep in the
City of Waterbury and our foundation is built on devotion to Christ.
We unite together through our faith and trust in God, revealed in Jesus
Christ, who lives in us through the Holy Spirit.
We welcome into this church family all who seek fellowship with God and
confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; we promise to watch over and
care for one another.
We seek the guidance of God's Holy Spirit in worship, the Celebration of
the Sacraments, and in our life together.
We challenge one another to grow in faith, knowledge, and commitment
using the Bible to guide our journey.
We promise to give willingly of ourselves so that this might become a
truly Servant Church, sharing joyously God's gift of love, spreading the
Good News, and reflecting the light of Jesus Christ in our daily lives.
The First Congregational
Church was founded in 1691 as the first organized church in Waterbury.
The original location of the meeting-house was on the green in downtown
Waterbury. The present congregation is the product of the merger of
First and Second Congregational Churches, and the Italian Congregational
We have since moved to our present location at the corner of Holmes
Avenue, Central Avenue and West Main Street, and continue to minister to
the needs of the members of our community..
We belong to the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ,
are members of the Naugatuck Valley Association and Congregational
Union, (First Congregational Church, Bunker Hill Congregational Church,
South Congregational Church and Mill Plain Union Church, all in
Waterbury). We are members of the Greater Waterbury Interfaith
Ministries (GWIM) which operates a food bank, a resource center, and
soup kitchen at St. John's Church on West Main Street.
We offer opportunities for fellowship including our Adult Choir, Youth
Group and Craft Groups.
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web-site is strictly used for church purposes only and is not shared or
sold to anybody. Individuals under the age of 13 should not provide us
with personal information, and we will not use any information in our
database or other data collection practices.