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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.  Our next Regular Worship Service is planned for November 15, 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


Pastor Donna Cassity has been an Ordained Minister in the United Church of Christ for 20 years as an interim transitional pastor serving 13 churches throughout her ministry.  Her focus has been helping churches to heal and revitalize through change.  Pastor Donna is passionate about helping young families grow in Christ.  She has also served as a chaplain in both university and hospice settings


Pastor Donna’s background includes being a Registered Nurse for over 35 years and she has served in many roles as a professional nurse.  Her specialty is in childbirth education and the postpartum experience.  She enjoys assisting couples in preparing for the spiritual journey and miracle of birth as they transition into parenting.  Pastor Donna is also an advocate for mothers to be supported fully in the first year postpartum.


She resides in Woodbury and has three adult children:  Matthew, Derek, and Lindsay; two married and one single.  She has two grandsons and three granddaughters and one standard poodle named Bella.  In her free time, she likes to hike and create short stories with her daughter Lindsay who is an author.



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, 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.


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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