Current and Upcoming Events

Lenten Book Study

Join us on Wednesdays (3/8, 3/15, 3/22 and 3/29) on Zoom during Lent, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm, as we read "How to Begin When Your World Is Ending" by the Rev. Molly Phinney Baskette.  More information on the Book Study page.

Curbside Palm Distribution

Join us for an afternoon of fellowship as we pass out Palms to passersby near First Congregational Church of Bethel.  We will pass out Palms from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2023.  Youth are invited to meet at noon for lunch and fun, as the fun continues with distributing Palms.

Maundy Thursday Service

You are invited to an evening service of Holy Communion and Tenebrae on Thursday, April 6th.  We begin the service at 7 pm.  All are welcome to receive Communion, no matter your tradition.  We will leave the service in darkness and quiet.

Good Friday

Cross Walk

On Good Friday, April 7th, you are invited to journey through the heart of Bethel as we walk our faith and take part in the ancient practice of the Stations of the Cross.  .   Beginning at 12 noon at 227 Greenwood Avenue and finishing at First Congregational Church of Bethel, with a light lunch to follow.

Easter Sunrise Service

Rise early to celebrate Easter and meet our Risen Savior in the rising sun!  Join us at 6:15 am, Sunday, April 9th at Putnam Park Pond.  All are welcome!

Easter Service

Join us to celebrate the unconditional Love of God, as we celebrate Christ's resurrection through word, song and Holy Communion at 10 am Easter morning on Sunday, April 9th.


All are welcome to receive Communion, no matter your tradition.

FCCB Blood Drive

First Congregational Church of Bethel will hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday. May 9th from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm, in partnership with the American Red Cross.

Previous Events - and - Future Events

FCCB Drive-By Corned Beef Dinner 

Join us on Saturday, March 11, 2023 for a drive-by corned beef dinner!  Details and flyer on the corned beef dinner event page.

Service of Installation

You are formally invited to the Service of Installation for the Rev. Ryan Gackenheimer as Pastor and Teacher at First Congregational Church of Bethel, UCC.  This special service is for everyone; church community, community folks; ecumenical partners, Association churches, and more.  Join us Sunday, March 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm.  A reception will follow the service.

Ashes to Go!

Along with St. Thomas Episcopal Church, we will be offering Ashes to Go on Ash Wednesday, February 22nd from 7 to 9 am in front of Molten Java, 213 Greenwood Avenue in downtown Bethel.  If you are so moved, please stop by to receive your ashes.

Christmas Eve Service

Join us for our Christmas Eve family service on Saturday, December 24th at 4 pm!  We will hear and sing about the birth of Jesus!  All are welcome!

Advent Services

Join us for Advent Services:

  • 1st Sunday November 27, 10:00 AM Worship
  • 2nd Sunday December 4, 10:00 AM Worship
  • 3rd Sunday December 11, 10:00 AM Worship
  • 4th Sunday December 18, 10:00 AM Worship

"Letters to Santa" family event Saturday, December 10, 2022

Join us on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 12 to 2 pm for a visit with Santa!  Click the button below for more information!

Annual Pot Roast Dinner, Saturday, December 3, 2022

A delicious pot roast dinner, prepared by the FCCB CONGO COOKS!  Once again, order your dinners in advance, and pick up via drive-by on 12/3 from 4 to 6 pm.  Click the button below for more information!

Children Summer Festival Saturday, August 6, 2022

Join us for our 2nd annual Children's Summer Festival at FCCB from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 6, 2022!  Lots of fun activities for the family!  More information on the event page plus a downloadable flyer!

Bethel Community

Earth Day

Join with FCCB as we once again partner with the town of Bethel to bring our Annual Earth Day celebration to the Municipal Center lawn!  Earth Day is April 22nd - our celebration day is TBA.

Celebration of Love Event

Saturday, February 5, 2022 from 1 to 3:30 pm for a special Celebration of Love for the whole family!  Watch for next year's event!

COVID-19 Information

Current information on how the pandemic is being addressed, particularly how it affects church events.

Vacation Bible School

Bring your kids out for the start of Vacation Bible School!  We will have a ton of fun this summer playing games, doing arts and crafts, and most importantly learning about Jesus!

Bethel CT Pride

We are allies of the Bethel LGBTQ+ Community and participate in the annual parade.

Church Lawn Tag Sale

Bring stuff to donate, come back to buy some new treasures