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The First Church of Christ Welcomes You to Our Worship Service

Interim Minister

The Rev. Susan Murtha is the Interim Minister at FCCW and has made quite an impact.  Plan a visit to see what is “happening.”  You can also read about her on our website.  We are honored to have such an extraordinary individual here with us at First Church!

Upcoming Events

New Hope AFG, Woodbridge will be celebrating their 34th anniversary on Tuesday, November 1 at 7 p.m. in the First Church of Christ Parish House.  A light dinner will be enjoyed followed by Alateen, AA and Al-Anon speakers.

Classical Concert on a Fall Afternoon

On Saturday, November 19th, at 4:00 p.m., the Woodbridge First Church of Christ will be hosting a concert in its sanctuary, 5 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, featuring Music Director Nenad Ivović on piano and Filip Tomić on cello.

Nenad and Filip will be performing well known works by Schubert and Beethoven.  Both musicians are Serbian and have won competitions throughout Central Europe and Russia.  The Woodbridge First Church is very proud of our music director, who now shines in New York.  Having received his Master of Musical Arts (MMA) at Yale, Nenad is a student of renowned pianist Julian Martin at the Julliard School of Music and a private student of world-famous pianist Emanuel Ax.  Nenad has begun a Doctorate of Music at the City University of New York (CUNY).

Filip has performed in almost every major city in Europe, having won international competitions and studied under many cello virtuosos.  We are honored to have him join Nenad on the First Church stage.

A reception will be held afterwards in the parish house to meet these musicians.  For more information, call the church office, 203-389-2119.  A free will offering will be taken.

Children’s Sing and Say “Thanks”

How can we sing and say thanks in the season of Thanksgiving?  Join us for a family-focused event of songs, words, and games for children of all ages!  Sunday, November 20 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

*Songs by Michele Urban (Singer, songwriter, performer and Early Childhood Music Specialist)

*Practicing appreciations at home by Susan Murtha (Interim Senior Minister, FCCW)

*Games for children of all ages by Forest Vandeflor (Project Leader for Children’s Ministries)

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

The First Church of Christ, Woodbridge, will host this year’s annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Monday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m.  It is a wonderful tradition that welcomes the greater community, and everyone is encouraged to attend.  There will be a reception immediately following the service in the church parish hall.  Join us in starting Thanksgiving week in the spirit of gratefulness.

FCCW Trimming Bee and Tree Lighting

Saturday December 3, from 2-6 p.m.  Help us Deck the Halls!  If you would like to donate greens, please contact Jesse Hubbard:  jwinhubb@gmail.comNo Hemlock please!  Greens Needed:  yew, spruce, juniper (red cedar), holly, pine, and fir.  There will be a potluck dinner immediately following the trimming bee in the Parish Hall.  Once the wreaths have been made, we will gather outside for a few Christmas Carols as we light the tree on the green.

Sanctuary Décor Restoration

The John Canning Company has completed the Phase One sanctuary restoration.  Please attend a Sunday service and see the restored ceiling, rosette, cornices, and the north wall.  The new décor is glorious.

Weekly Bible Study

Bible Study meets at the Parish House each Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  All are invited!

Zoom Option

The option to attend Sunday Service via Zoom continues to be available.  To receive an invite, please email the office or log on to our website and add your name to our church email list.  All people in the community are welcome in person or via Zoom.

*If you would like assistance gaining access to Sunday Services, please call us by Friday morning, at 203-389-2119, or email us at office@uccw.org.

Office Hours

The Church office in the Parish House is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Join the FCCW Choir!

New members are always welcome.  Join us for rehearsals each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Pre-school space is available

Pre-school/day care space is available in the Parish House at 5 Meetinghouse Lane.  Three rooms, 1,200 sq. ft., and an outside fenced playground.

For More Information

Visit our website at www.uccw.org for resources such as our calendar of events, monthly newsletter, ministry and volunteer opportunities, photo galleries, scout info, and much more!  Follow us on Facebook and stay up to date with parish happenings, including memorials and baptism announcements.  Feel free to email us or call the office with all your questions.  We are happy to hear from you!

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