WELCOME TO THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF WEST HAVEN

Our doors are open wide to all people seeking to find an invigorating place for spiritual life, growth, and service.

Join us for worship Sunday mornings at 10 AM!

Sunday Morning

Worship: 10:00AM-11:00AM

Sunday School: 10:00AM-11:00AM

Coffee Hour: 11:00AM

Our Location

1 Church St.

West Haven, CT 06516

Ph. 203-933-6291


About Us

We are a growing family of faith carrying out the mission of Jesus as His disciples.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. Feel free to give us a shout and connect with us.

OUR MINISTRIES

Working toward a better world.


Christian Education Ministry

Our Christian Education ministry features a Sunday school, youth programs, and adult workshops.


Missions Ministry

Our Missions Ministry is dedicated to supporting projects both local and worldwide.  


Music Ministry

Check out our music program! Our mission is to bring the joy of music to all ages!


Alex's Soup Kitchen

Alex's Soup Kitchen is open on Mondays starting at 11:30 AM to provide lunch to the community.


Community Dinners

Our mission is outreach in our wider community. Part of this is feeding the hungry.


Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet seeks to provide clothing to the West Haven and wider community!


Book Sale

Proceeds from the used Book Sale go to support our church's ministries and current expenses.



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UPCOMING EVENTS

Come and get involved!

A Recent Visit & Generous Donation:

Former Student Asst. Pastor, Rev. Rodney Snedeker, mentored by the beloved Rev. Jerry Jud, ordained in our Church 65 years ago, president of Pilgrim Fellowship (high school group), graduate of West Haven High School and the Yale Divinity School, who grew up a few doors from Washington School DONATED $1,000 TO THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.  Rev. Snedeker, 91 years young, and his charming wife Elizabeth were attending a 4 day convocation at the Divinity School and asked if they might have a brief tour of our Church and his old neighborhood.  Church Historian Steve Hildrich and his wife Andrea drove them on the tour, and arranged to have Pastor Carl Howard open the Sanctuary, which is undergoing major repair and renovation.  Along the way, Rev. Rod asked about 5 youth of the Church from 70 to 75 years ago. With the help of Dan Shine, Marianne Stern, and Gert Beckwith, brief life stories of 4 of the 5 were given to Rod.

 

After touring the Sanctuary, as well as Fellowship Hall and the Parlor, and enjoying conversation, Rod and Elizabeth presented a card with a beautiful note, mentioning a gift scholarship from the Church (Benham Fund).The amount was enough to pay one third of his annual tuition at Yale Divinity School: $250 of only $750 tuition then!!!  Inside the card was the generous $1,000 check to the Church, graciously appreciated by Pastor Carl Howard [and Steve Hildrich of the Finance Committee]. 

 

Stephen R. Hildrich, Church Historian

October 17, 2019