First Congregational Church Canterbury CT

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors


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Upcoming Events and activities


The Youth Group will be selling hotdogs at Better Value on Saturday June 29th from 10-2.

Word Wine Worship

A 30 minute alternative worship service. These services are held on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7pm July 2 - August 6th Open to the Community, bring a friend.
Please click Word Wine Worship Flyer for a printable flyer.

2019 Vacation Bible School

SHIPWRECKED: Rescued by Jesus

SHIPWRECKED: Rescued by Jesus

Preschool thru 5th grade; Aug 12th – 15th. This a free program, open to the community.
Please click Shipwreck Flyer for a printable flyer.
To register your child, fill in the registration form and return to the Church office or mail the form to: FCCC PO Box 160 Canterbury CT 06331 by July 31, 2019.
For more information, contact Pastor Cheryl

VBS is FREE for everyone but donations to help defray costs are greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to FCCC and put VBS on the memo line.

Ministry to our youth

The youth group is currently is currently fundraising for Rise Against Hunger. Rise Against Hunger’s meal packaging program is a volunteer-based initiative that coordinates the assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. On Sunday September 8 the youth group will be leading a meal packaging event at the Pomfret Community School in Pomfret Center. The link for making donations is

4Th Sunday Fellowship

The 4th Sunday of each month features a food item as part of coffee hour. This month’s item is strawberries. (Sunday June 23rd)

Community Activities

AA Meetings on Monday nights @ 7 pm.


Canterbury Cares

Donations are always needed to support this wonderful program. We take this opportunity to say thank you to the many hands that make this program successful. Thank you to our volunteers, your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated. Thank you to all who donate, without you this program would not happen.

KIDS CANTERBURY CARES: this summer we will once again collect kid friendly food donations for a special Kids Canterbury Cares. Suggested items: grape jelly, fruit snacks, syrup, pancake mix

Community Meal

Monday June 24th, 2019. Volunteers are needed to prep the food and to serve it. Youth and adults are welcome to help out.