Our community…

First Congregational Church is, above all, a lively community of Christians in Guilford, Connecticut. Our membership is over 1,000. We are located on the Town Green.

Our sermons…

At the First Congregational Church, each sermon engages faith and intellect in our followers. We welcome you to listen to our our sermons

Our Sunday School...

Meets each Sunday for ages 4 through the 8th grade.

This year will follow the wider church’s theme as seen on our new banners:

In the Heart of the Community, With a Heart for the Community.


Visitors to the First Congregational Church of Guilford find a congregation that is in the act of trying to live modern life as followers of Jesus Christ.  When we follow Jesus, we become people who live in a way that has a positive impact on our families, on our schools, on our communities and on our world.

What, you may ask, does that mean?

  • All are welcome here!  We are not afraid of difference—-we honor it.
  • We support social justice missions in Connecticut, our country and the world.
  • We offer authenticity and transparency in our search for the truth.
  • We offer dynamic youth programs for all ages.
  • We are a totally green church.
  • Our preaching engages faith and intellect.
  • Our music programs are vibrant and uplifting!

But above all, it means engaging with and making a tangible difference in our community and in the world.

Just by gathering together, we grow in faith—-it’s kind of amazing how that works!

God’s love abounds!  Our walls can’t begin to contain it…….and they don’t try.


“Transforming Faith into Action since 1643”.

Maybe you are searching for a church to call home.  Or you might be wondering what “going to church” is like these days.   Even if you are just passing through, we’d love it if you chose to worship with us at the First Congregational Church of Guilford.

There are two services on Sunday morning: a more intimate 8:30 a.m service in the Chapel, and the bigger 10:00 a.m. service in the Sanctuary. Sunday School takes place during the 10:00am service.  Holiday services don’t necessarily follow this schedule, so check this website for times.

We’ve built this website to answer the questions visitors and newcomers often have — so explore to your heart’s content!  If we missed anything, contact us and let us know.  We look forward to meeting you soon!

An “Open and Affirming” church is a church that has made a covenant to welcome into the full ministry of the church people of all sexual orientations, be they lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT)…  For more information click here
There is limited parking at First Church directly behind the building, accessible from Church Street.


Handicapped parking and our accessibility ramp to the church are both located in that area.


The ramp can also be accessed from Broad Street, directly to the right of the church entrance.


Most church members find ample parking in the Guilford Library Parking Lot and on the Guilford Village Green.

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January 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Adult Choir

January 24 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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