Join us on Sunday at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary for Worship.

For those more comfortable at home, we will broadcast at 10:00 AM using Facebook Live. 

Use your computer or phone and go to:

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Join us for Worship

Join us LIVE in the Sanctuary

 -- OR --

Join us On-Line   Facebook LIVE

Sunday Mornings 10:00 AM

Our Location

46 Main Street

Bethel, CT 06801

Phone: 203-743-1877

Youth Group

Check with Office for specifics.

Phone: 203-743-1877


Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer grew up in Indiana, where he actively attended his local United Church of Christ Church from birth.   Active in his local church, he formed a deep faith and found his way to camp at Merom Camp and Retreat Center, a UCC Church camp in Indiana.   Camp changed his life, providing an experience of radical hospitality and inclusion, and enlivening a spark fueling a lifelong journey of faith.  Ryan is a graduate of DePauw University and Gonzaga University.  Rev. Ryan was ordained in the Unted Church of Christ in 2008, a graduate of Eden Theological Seminary.  Since ordination,  Ryan has served UCC ministries in Vermont and Connecticut.  Ryan loves spending time outdoors, especially with his family, Rev. Abby Gackenheimer, who serves the Bridgewater Congregational Church, UCC, and their son Keadyn.


As a people of God, we seek to educate ourselves and our children in the ways of Christ so we can learn to use our gifts to better our world and our community by spreading the Word of God. We seek to create a warm and friendly environment within the church which will encourage all peoples to come and share their gifts in the service of God.    By nurturing and supporting individuals, small groups, and the church itself, we will effectively minister to specific human hurts and hopes in our Christian family, our local communities, and beyond.


We, the First Congregational Church of Bethel, United Church of Christ, is an Open and Affirming congregation, believing that each of us is created in God's image. Following the One who we believe is Sovereign and Savior, we affirm that each individual is a Child of God, and welcome into our faith community persons of every race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, family structure, faith background, mental and physical ability and economic circumstance.


All are welcome to participate fully in the life, leadership, ministry and mission of this congregation, as we seek to grow together in a safe and nurturing community of faith. We commit ourselves to the ongoing work of being an Open and Affirming congregation, one that lives out the belief that God is still speaking. With God's grace, we journey together in Christian faith.


Working toward a better world.

Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry is all about having fun and learning the message.  We hope you will be joining us!

Youth Ministry

Check out our Youth programs. Our mission is to bring preteens and teens together to talk about Jesus.

Music Ministry

Our Music Ministry is an important part of FCCB!  Learn more about our Sanctuary Choir.

Adult Ministry

Learn more about our Adult Ministry at FCCB.  Brews and Chews meets monthly


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