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November 2019

H.O.M.E. Craft Fair

November 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
First Church Auditorium Old Greenwich, CT United States

Don’t miss this great opportunity for our congregation to support the H.O.M.E. community!  Come see the handmade quilts, Christmas decorations and gifts, woolens, pottery, wooden toys, weavings, homemade jams, maple syrup, and much, much more! H.O.M.E. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment) is a craft co-operative working with the rural poor in Hancock County, Maine. H.O.M.E.’s efforts to help those in need include the operation of a free clinic, a soup kitchen and food bank, homeless shelters, learning center with daycare,…

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Harvest Sunday

November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Meetinghouse

Christian Outreach is a core mission of FCCOG where we support people in need in our wider community, both locally and nationally.  For our upcoming Harvest Sunday Offering, the Christian Outreach Committee is presenting a challenge, once again, to the congregation to collect a significant number of grocery bags filled with canned and dry goods which will be distributed to the following agencies: Neighbor to Neighbor H.O.M.E. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment in Maine) Re-usable grocery bags, donated by local…

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Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale 2019

November 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - December 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Front lawn of the church

This kicks off our big annual outreach project benefiting many charities. The Annual Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale begins on Saturday, November 30 at 9:00 a.m. The sale will feature 450 fresh cut Fraser Fir and Balsam trees from New Hampshire and over 200 wreaths! Shop early for best selection.  Volunteers are key to the success of the sale, which raised $32,000 for local charities last year.  Join the fun and volunteer! Sign up HERE. Be part of this First…

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Ornament: A NOT-TO-BE-MISSED HOLIDAY CONCERT!

November 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Meetinghouse
$20

What’s new for 2019? This year, the concert will take place in the recently renovated Meetinghouse. As part of the renovations, all of the lighting, sound, and seating were replaced and upgraded to the highest professional standards. In addition to the space being the perfect setting for this concert, members of the First Congregational Church Youth Choir and the Children’s Choir will perform with Ornament on several pieces.  Get your tickets HERE. Currently looking forward to their thirteenth year of touring, Ornament…

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December 2019

CALL TO A SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

December 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Meetinghouse

A Special Meeting of the Congregation is hereby called for Sunday, December 1, 2019 following the 10:00am Worship Service.  The meeting will be held in the Meetinghouse: To hear and act upon the recommendation of the Senior Pastor Search Committee to call Rev. Patrick Collins as Senior Pastor; And to transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting. Rick Derr Chair, Church Council  

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Advent Craft Fair and Lunch

December 8, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Daniels Center

PLEASE NOTE: New Date and Time  Sunday, December 8 at 11:30 am A great opportunity for family bonding! Make your own gifts and decorations with other members and their kids. Bring your friends! Lunch will be served. Freewill offering appreciated. SIGN-UP DURING COMMUNITY HOUR or fill out the RSVP below:

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Christmas Party 2019

December 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
First Church Auditorium Old Greenwich, CT United States
Free

Sign Up Now for the First Church Christmas Party! Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 4 in the Auditorium Come celebrate the holidays with your First Church family! Please join us for fun and generous hors d’oeuvres on Sunday, December 8th from 5 to 7:30 pm. There will be a full bar.  For reservations contact Ginny Breismeister at ginnyb@fccog.org, register HERE or call the church office 203-637-1791. Babysitter recommendations available.  Join us for this festive complementary Christmas celebration!

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53rd Annual Messiah Concert

December 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Meetinghouse

Since 1966 First Congregational Church has presented Part I of Handel’s Messiah, the Christmas portion, concluding with the Hallelujah chorus. The First Church Festival Chorus, 75 singers strong, is accompanied by the First Church Chamber Orchestra. The 53rd annual performance will take place on Saturday, December 14, at 4:00 pm. A free-will offering will be received. ====== JOIN OUR CHORUS ====== If you have choral experience, you are encouraged to join the chorus for our 53rd annual Messiah concert. There…

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4th Annual Cookie Walk

December 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
First Church Auditorium Old Greenwich, CT United States
$5

The 4th annual First Church Cookie Walk is fast approaching! On Sunday, December 15, we will all have the opportunity to participate in a festive sale of delectable Christmas cookies and treats provided by all you wonderful bakers. Bakers will receive “priority” stickers to fill your box first and then non-bakers may go through the line. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Boxes will be $5 each. Proceeds will go to the Pastor’s discretionary fund for emergency relief.…

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January 2020

Volunteer Day

January 18 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Neighbor to Neighbor, 248 East Putnam Ave
Greenwich, CT 06830

First Church Volunteer Day at Neighbor to Neighbor on Saturday, January 18th anytime between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. Usual shifts are for two hours starting at either 8:30 or 10:30 but because this is a school holiday weekend, we may have fewer volunteers available. So we will be happy for any time you can give. Sign up HERE.

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