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First Congregational Church


Our church has been welcoming families and individuals since the establishment of the town of Ridgefield. Located by the fountain at the intersection of Main Street and West Lane (Routes 35 and 33), we have a rich history of Christian service to the wider community, vibrant worship of God, faithful ministry with children and youth, and supportive fellowship with one another.

We stand in the historic tradition of the Christian faith, rooted in the Bible as God’s Word, worshiping the triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – following Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and seeking to embody the gospel in our world today. Our purpose statement affirms: “We gather together, sustained by the Holy Spirit, to worship God, to nurture people in faith, to grow as disciples of Christ, and to minister to others.”

The church is governed by a Church Council, consisting of representatives of the seven Ministries of the church and of various committees. As a Congregational church, authority resides with the members themselves under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Leaders are elected annually at a congregational meeting, and ministers are called by congregational vote. The congregation belongs to the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ.


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