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Join a Group

Small groups are a vital part of our ministry at First Church. They allow people of all ages to learn, grow in faith and connect in meaningful ways. Many of our groups are drop-in so there is no expectation that you make every meeting or event. We want to get to know you so come join us in a group or two!

Fellowship Groups

Fellowship Year Round
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First Church Outside

Attention all nature lovers! We have a nature group for fellowship and learning. Whether you enjoy nature photography, hiking, feeding the birds, gardening or just sitting outside and taking in all that God has created, we would love to have you involved!

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Biography Book Club

Love to read memoirs and biographies? Enjoy fellowship and an informal discussion about our readings on selected dates at 4:00 pm. All are welcome! 

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Adult Choir

The Chancel Choir is our adult choir which sings weekly at the 10:00 am service and special services throughout the year. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. All are welcome! Check out our choirs for more information. 

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Prayer and Share

Join us for a time of prayer, sharing, and forming friendships every Tuesday from 9:45 - 11:00 am. We encourage you to come join us as we share our prayer requests, make lasting friendships, and listen for how God is working in our lives today.


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Thursday Morning Study Group

Join this lively and engaging group every Thursday morning during the program year at 9:30 am to discuss a variety of topics and books throughout the year.

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Adult Bell Choir

The Jubilate Ringers is our adult bell choir which performs at church services and special occasions throughout the year. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. All are welcome! Check out our choirs for more information.


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Prayer Shawl Ministry

Do you knit? Crochet? Enjoy fellowship and the opportunity to help and support others? If the answer is YES to any of the above, come join us! Don’t know how to knit or crochet? We can teach you. Daytime and evening meetings scheduled once a month.

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On the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 am the church kitchen is alive with coffee, conversation and a delicious breakfast! No reservations are necessary. Come anytime; a place is always set for you!

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Children's Singing and Bell Choirs

Our music program for children and youth include singing choirs for Kindergarten - 12th grade and bell choirs from 5th - 12th grade. Check out our choirs for more information. 

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Justice Groups

Justice Groups
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Racial Justice Team

Broaden engagement within our church community in matters related to white privilege, implicit bias, and the impact of systemic racism through facilitated conversations, book studies, hosting speakers, and getting involved with church and/or community groups with similar goals. We offer ways to put racial justice into action. Long term, we envision FCC, in partnership with the UCC with its long history of commitment to racial justice, to be seen as allies to people of color and a leading voice for racial justice in our community and beyond.

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Mental Health Ministry

This team develops and implements initiatives with the goal of fostering a welcoming and supportive environment for all, as well as providing education about mental health topics to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

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Through community organizing, the Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA) advocates for justice in the Greater Hartford region. Local congregational Core Teams work with GHIAA's staff in discerning specific areas of reform in the state and region. We offer opportunities to discuss issues of concern to inform GHIAA’s state legislative agenda and to advocate for creating a more just and loving local community and region.

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