Community Groups we host:


Alcoholics Anonymous AA

Emotions Anonymous

The American Red Cross

Lyme Disease Support Group

Singles Club

Mommy & Me (Danbury Hospital) (203) 797-7777


Please contact these groups directly to confirm schedule.


About Us

Meet Our Pastor & Staff



Music Program

Outreach & Missions

Adult / Youth Programs

Boards & Committees

Prayer Chain

Photo Gallery

Contact Us & Directions

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46 Main St.  Bethel, CT  06801                                                         (203) 743-1877           

Reverend Laura Westby, Interim Pastor

Jane Ellingwood, Licensed Parish Associate

The First Congregational Church of Bethel

United Church of Christ                                            gathered 1759


To contact us:


First Congregational Church of Bethel

46 Main Street, Bethel, CT 06801


Church office hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm

phone: (203) 743-1877   Fax:(203) 743-1890


Email our Pastor, Rev. Laura:

Email our Youth Director, Ashley:

Email our church secretary, Melissa:

Email our Director of Music, Tina:

Email our Webmaster, Sandy:



Site Updated  4/7/14

Text Box: No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here.
WelcomeText Box: Sunday school—10am for children K & up.

Nursery available for younger children.

Our church facility is handicapped accessible.
Text Box: We hope you will join us!

Sunday Worship Service
10 am


A few words about our worship service

Whether you are here for the first time or have been coming for years, we want you to feel at home at Bethel Congregational Church.  Here is some general information about our worship service which you will also find in the Sunday Bulletin.

      The parts of the prayers that the congregation says are in bold.

This symbol means “please stand.” If standing is difficult for you, feel free to remain seated.

The songs we sing can be found in the blue Chalice hymnal.

Large-Print Bulletins and Hymnals are available from the ushers.

 Children from infants to age five may go directly to the nursery.  Ask one of the ushers how to get there.  Visiting children are welcome to remain with their parents or go to church school- just follow the crowd after the children’s message.

We ask that you silence all cell phones and other electronic devices before church begins, but feel free to check in on Foursquare, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites.  Tell your friends that you’re worshipping God at the First Congregational Church of Bethel and it’s great!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all, especially those who are new to our faith community or who have returned after an absence.  Your presence is a blessing to us.

Lenten Soup N' Study—Join Us!
This year's Soup N' Study is a collaboration with the Methodist and Episcopal churches.  Each of the churches will share "host" duties, providing soup, beverage and dessert in rotation.
Where: St Thomas Episcopal Church 

When:  Wed. eves, 6:30 pm

What:  The study portion of the evening will be reflections on the DVD series Animate:Bible.

Save the Dates!


April 10-Ladies Night Out

               Vendors Fair


May 3  -Auction & Gold



July 19-Church Fair


July 28-Vacation Bible



Let’s Fill the Simply Smiles Bus!

Click on the bus to find out how.

Dr. Joseph Kerkula

New Sight Eye Center

Monrovia, Liberia.


Dr. Kerkula  and Karen King, a Newtown teacher and volunteer at the clinic, were guests of FCCB for several weeks while Dr. Kerkula recovered from eye surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital.  Dr. Kerkula is an ophthalmologist at the clinic, one of only 3 in Liberia.  On his final Sunday in the US., Dr. Kerkula shared part of the story of his faith journey, and how his faith sustains him in difficult times.

Easter Week

April 17—Maundy Thursday Service, 7:30 pm


April 18—Good Friday, Stations of the Cross Walk,                Deacons host luncheon at FCCB


April 20—Easter Services, 6 am, Putnam Park                                             10 am, FCCB