First Congregational Church
164 Deer Hill Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone:(203) 744-6177

Homecoming Sunday Re-Sets Our Roots

In the sanctuary, we find a safe place to be together.

Rev Pat Kriss(Posted September 9, 2021)

For some people, going to church is going home. In a very profound sense, I would say the same thing. Home is where Christ is.” - Frederick Buechner, theologian

On this particular Sunday, we come home to First Church for the fall and winter seasons. Why should we celebrate this returning? Because, in a real sense, it gives us a chance to re-set our roots in a firm foundation.

We’ve all endured a summer buffeted by the winds of change, by disasters and personal losses, and the constant concern of whether the virus will once again try to stop us from gathering. This is a chance to enjoy some soaring music from the Meetinghouse Quartet, to plant those spiritual roots and say: “Yes, we’re home. Our roots are firmly planted.”

Church Services on Sunday

In-Person Service begins at 10 a.m. Please observe these social distancing guidelines when you worship with us.

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Come Home and Be the Church

We’re home.  “Coming Home” isn’t limited to sitting in a pew. It can also be returning to online worship after taking a summer break. And I think, on this weekend that we remember all those who could never come home again because of 9/11, we have a chance and obligation to be together; to remember and to pledge that we will be the ones to bring the love of Christ to a world that is so saturated with dysfunctional contempt among people.

But here – in the sanctuary and on the airwaves that bring worship into our homes each week -- we find a safe place to be together. Pastor Bill Hybels once said that “Church is what you do. Church is who you are. Church is the human outworking of the person of Jesus Christ. Let's not go to Church, let's be the Church.”

This Sunday I invite you to come be the Church – and to have a wonderful time in services and in a special Coffee Hour.


First Congregational Church
164 Deer Hill Ave.
Danbury, CT 06810
Est. 1696

Phone: (203) 744-6177

Office Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday Closed

Thrift Shop Hours:
Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday Worship:
Sunday   10:00 a.m.–11 a.m.


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