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

Easter at First Church Danbury

Prayer and reflection for Lent and Easter in Danbury, Conn.

(Updated April 5, 2019)

Take your 2019 Lenten journey at the First Congregational Church of Danbury.

April 21, Easter Sunday:

  • 6:00 a.m. -- Easter Sunrise Worship with King Street UCC at the home of Carolyn & Richard Ruffles, 127 King St., Danbury.
  • 10 a.m. -- First Church Easter Sunday Worship. Gospel reading from John 20:1-18.
  • 11:15 a.m. -- Children’s Easter Egg Hunt.

Previous Lent Services – Thank You for Joining Us

March 6, 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday: Pastor Pat Kriss led this candlelight worship service, and Rev. Stephen Tickner – Pastor of the Central Christian Church -- co-officiated. The service was based on the Taize style, characterized by repetitive singing of simple harmonized tunes, interspersed with readings, prayers, and periods of silence.

March 10, First Sunday in Lent: Gospel reading from Luke 4:1-13.

March 17, Second Sunday in Lent: Gospel reading from Luke 13:31-35. Sermon topic was Angels and demons in religious art.

March 24, Third Sunday in Lent: Luke 13:1-9. Sermon topic will be The Fig Tree and Other Symbols in symbols in religious art you wondered about.

March 31, Fourth Sunday in Lent: Gospel reading from Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32. (The prodigal son.)

April 7, Fifth Sunday in Lent: Gospel reading from John 12:1-8. (The woman who anointed Jesus.)

April 14, Palm Sunday: Gospel reading from Luke 19:28-40. We will celebrate the Liturgy of the Palms.

April 18, Maundy Thursday: A potluck supper will be served at 6 p.m. in Annie Orr Hall, located behind the Sanctuary. At 7 p.m., the Tenebrae Service will begin in the Sanctuary. This is a meditation on Jesus’ final words during his last hours on earth.

April 19, Good Friday: The sanctuary will be open to the general public from noon through 3 p.m. for silent meditation.


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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