Congregational Life


As part of our “Rooted and Grounded in Love” message, our congregation has numerous opportunities for fellowship and fun.  Some of these are annual events and opportunities, such as Rally Sunday, the Fall Family Festival, Advent Workshop, Chili Cook-Off, Lenten Programs and Ladies’ Tea and others are one-time events.  We hope you will join us for some of these and get to know our First Church family better.


book club

The next Book Club meeting  and book will be announced soon.  The club will meet on an upcoming Friday, from noon-2pm.  Last month’s book was “The Girl Who Wrote In Silk”, by Kelli Estes.  Please see Mabel Yeterian or Janet Culton if you have any questions.



We have received donations of children’s and young adult’s books, in addition to our fiction and non-fiction books.   Children’s books are on the left, lower shelf and young adult are on the right-hand, lower shelf.  They do not need to be signed our, so please enjoy one.  Thank you to all who have brought books in to share!  If you have books you’d like to contribute, please leave them in the copy room in the church office and only donate books that you don’t want back.  Thank you!  Kristine

tai chi


We are pleased to announce plans for a third session of our Tai Chi//Qigong program by offering a group of 8 weekly classes, beginning on April 23, 2018 and ending on June 18, 2018.   The classes will be held on Mondays, from 1:00-2:30 pm and there will be no class on Memorial Day, May 28th.  The cost is $40.00 for the entire session or $5.00 per class for drop-ins.

Qigong is an ancient, Chinese health practice that literally means cultivating your vital energy, or qi.  Known as the mother of Tai Chi, Qigong combines simple physical postures, breathing techniques and focused attention to reduce stress, ease joint pain, improve balance and enhance the immune system.  Because Qigong is easy to learn, its many potential health benefits are readily accessible.  Hoa Nguyen, First Degree Black Belt (1st Duan) of Qigong, by the Chinese Qigong Association, returns as our instructor.

We hope you’ll be interested in joining this class.  If you have any questions, please contact Carol or Janet Bowen at (860)225-2905.



Please join us for our Men’s Breakfast on the third Sunday of the month, from 8:30-9:30 am in the Fireside Room.   Come Share in the Food & Fellowship of First Church.  We hope to see you there!


A Coffee and Social Hour is held on Sunday mornings, immediately following worship, in the Fireside room.   Please join us!  The Hospitality Crew invites you to bring something to the weekly Coffee Hour. Sharing your food and stories with others is a wonderful part Fellowship. Make it, bake it or purchase it, just bring it to church and “The Crew” will do the rest.