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Restart Notice -- Phase in Approach

In an effort to keep our members safe and healthy, our building has been closed since mid-March.  At the May Cabinet meeting, our Leadership made the decision to reopen the building for group meetings, effective May 27, 2020.  In-Person Worship Service and All Youth Group meetings remain suspended and will be resumed as conditions develop during the summer and fall.  In addition, the Church office is now open one day a week, Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to Noon.  Our next Regular Worship Service is planned for September 13, 2020.  We are still checking phone messages and getting the mail several times a week.  The best way to contact us is by emait to:    fccbsecretary@firstchurchbethel.org


On-Line Worship

Join us on Sunday for On-Line Worship.  We will broadcast live at 10:00 AM using ZOOM meeting software.  Use your computer or phone and go to

zoom.us to load the app and try it out.   -- OR --   Simply click on this link



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Join us in Worship

 

 

In-Person Service Suspended

Sunday Mornings 10:00 AM

Our Location

46 Main Street

Bethel, CT 06801

Phone: 203-743-1877

Youth Group

All Youth Programs Suspended

Sunday Afternoons:

Middle School: 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Senior High: 4:00 to 6:00 PM

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

Reverend Suzanne E. Wagner began serving as Supply Pastor in March 2020.  She has been an invaluable mentor in getting our On-Line Worship Service in place and running smoothly.

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Reverend Wagner was ordained into in the United Church of Christ in 2002 after earning her Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Center, MA.


She recently ended a six-year ministry at Orange Congregational Church in Orange, Connecticut as Senior Redevelopment Pastor after serving three other area UCC churches (Olivet Congregational Church, Wilton Congregational Church and First Church Congregational Fairfield.  Currently she is a part time chaplain at Veteran’s Affairs Hospital and has just earned her fourth unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at Yale New Haven Hospital, St. Raphael’s campus in preparation for Board Certification.  In addition, Rev. Wagner lived in Jerusalem for a year in 2007-08.


Reverend Wagner resides in Milford and she has three children; John, Daniel, and Christine, all married, one grandson, two granddaughters!  In her free time she likes to watercolor natural science and botanical subjects.


OUR VISION

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.

 

 

 

 

OUR OPEN AND AFFIRMING COVENANT ADOPTED FEBRUARY 25, 2018

We, the First Congregational Church of Bethel, United Church of Christ, are 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.

OUR MINISTRIES

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!


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Youth Ministry

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


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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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