Welcome to the First Congregational Church of Cheshires Photo site
The First Congregational Church
UCC (United Church of Christ)
111 Church Drive
Cheshire, Connecticut 06410
Tel: (203) 272-5323
- Celebrating 2013 - A look back "Growing In Our Faith"
- The Confirmation Class of 2013
confirmation class photos
- Bikes Not Bombs
First Church and Temple Kol Ami partnered on May 19th to collect over 40 bicylces to support the Bikes Not Bombs organization's good work.
- Christmas Fair 2012
- Our Youth Choirs
- Thanksgiving Food Drive 2012 - Christian Community Action
Families from First Church along with the Youth Group and other churches and volunteer organizations met in New Haven at the Casa Community Center to organize, sort and bag part of the 2000 Holiday Meals they will be providing this Thanksgiving Holiday.
- 50 Year Member Luncheon - 2012
On September 30th First Church gathered an assembly of our 50 plus year members for a luncheon and celebration.
- Malawi Benefit Concert 2012
- 2012 - A look back
- 2012 Veteran's Day Ceremony
Nov. 11, 2012 - A town-wide service or gratitude and healing
- Homecoming - 2012
- Organ Renovation and Concert
- Youth Mission Trip - 2012
- Memorial Music Sunday 2015
- Vacation Bible Camp - 2014
- Outreach Sunday 2014
Commissioning of our Mission Trip Team and our Community Garden
- Carole Cyr's Installation
The installation or our Director of Christian Education on October 27th 2013
- 2012 Strawberry Festival
The 75h Strawberry Festival
- Adult Mission Trip - 2012
Our Adult Mission trio left Cheshire on St. Patrick's Day Morning! Follow them here this week as send us updates from the road as they help rebuild homes and lives
- Suds for Cholera
The Stepping Stones (a.k.a. our 5th and 6th graders) youth group collected 3210 bars of soap to help fight Cholera and support the people of disaster stricken Haiti. The soap is making it's way to Haiti via the Haitian Health Foundation (www.haitianhealthfoundation.org)
- 30 Hour Famine
- First Church - A look back at Year In Review 2011
- 2011 Christmas Fair
- 2011 - Memorial Music Sunday
- Danbury SAW event
- 2011 - Homecoming Sunday
- 2011 - Vacation Bible School
VBS 2011 - Inside Out Upside Down on Main Street
- Strawberry Festival - 2011
- 2011 May Day Tea Party
- Easter 2011 at First Church
- 2010 Christmas Pageant
- 2010 Christmas Fair
- Installation of Jeff Braun - The 33rd Senior Minister of First Church
Photos by Jane Montgomery
- Homecoming 2010
- High Seas - 2010 Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School photos
- Music on the Green 2010
Music on the Green August 14th, 2010
- 2010 Youth Mission Trip
The Yutes spent July 11th - 18th in Mifflinburg, PA helping those in need.
- Oberammergau Passion Play 2010 - First Church Pilgrimage
In July 2010, 14 members and friends of First Church fulfilled a dream and traveled to Oberammergau, Germany to see the Passion Play. The 11 day trip included stays in Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and German. Before attending the Passion Pay, trip highlights included a boat ride to an island dinner, a visit to Lake Lugano, a cog railway trip to view the Matterhorn, a ride on the famous Glacier Express Railway to St. Moritz, touring Innsbruck and Salzburg, viewing the Glockenspeil in Munich.
- 2010 Strawberry Festival
- Unite For Sight - Daniel Mazzaferro travels to Ghana
My journey to Ghana, Africa was insightful and powerful through the new vision I could see through the people that we helped along with my own personal experience. I traveled to Africa with a non-profit organization, Unite For Sight, whose mission is to provide eye care, screening, glasses and cataract surgeries to those in extreme poverty. Before my journey I collected over 1,000 glasses and sunglasses, and raised $2,595 that will provide 52 patients with free cataract surgeries. First Congregational Church and the Board of Outreach offered me a Salt and Light Grant, which assisted me in the mandatory funds that I was required to raise.
Each long day of traveling to distant outreaches to screen communities included many memories and stories of the patients feeling blessed and thankful for our volunteer services. Whether it was providing patients with reading glasses or operating on a cataract lens, these people could now see the world in a new way often not only impacting their lives, but also impacting the village as a whole.
After seeing the conditions these Africans live in and their ability to still exist with very little luxuries and even basic necessities, it has impacted the way I appreciate and value the basic needs that are provided to most Americans for the opportunity to flourish. There are many people even in the United States that do not have a home, job or medical intervention which it is why we should continue as a church and individually to continue to help those less fortunate. God has led me on this journey to help others with my medical knowledge and desire, and I know that my passion to serve will continue to grow as I do.
- Memorial Day Parade
First Church Marches: Distributes cookies to the children and touts Vacation Bible School and the Strawberry Festival (coming June 12th to a green near you).
- Flags on the Green - Memorial Day 2010
- Children's Sunday 2010
- 30 Hour Famine
The 30 Hour Famine is a World Vision charity program that allows young people to make a significant impact on the problem of world hunger while growing closer to God and to each other. By going without food for 30 hours, we raised funds and gained an understanding of how it feels to experience hunger. We constructed makeshift cardboard shelters on Saturday afternoon. The youth along with adult supervision slept out in their cardboard shelters on Saturday night. During our famine we collected cans of food to donated them to local food banks.
- Greeter Luncheon
A thank you to all our greeters for their hard work and welcoming ministry.
- Easter at First Church
- Our Youth Choirs
- College Sunday
College Sunday Photos
- Christmas at First Church
- Christmas Fair - 2009
- Advent Workshop - 2009
- Thanksgiving: First Church in the community
Packing up the cars to deliver 56 Thanksgiving Food Baskets to Waterbury DCF
- World AIDS Benefit Concert - 2009
First Church's Malawi Mission Team hosted our annual concert to support our Malawi Mission supporting the people of this AIDS stricken region. Many groups and members of the community donated there Time, Talents and Treasures for this concert and silent auction.
- Photo Show & Dinner - 2009
- Bells Of Hope
- First Church Welcomes Todd Skrzyniarz
First Church Formally Welcomes Todd Skrzyniarz. Our new Director of Youth Ministry.
- Memorial Music Sunday - 2009
- Autumn at First Church
- World Communion Sunday
- Are You Home Yet? - Homecoming 2009
- First Congregational Church Welcomes Jeff Braun
- 2008 First Church Christmas Pageant
- Homecoming 2008 - Picnic and Festivities