First Church Windsor

Sunday Worship 10:00 AM – Worship Service / Nursery and Sunday School for children.

107 Palisado Avenue , Windsor , CT 06095
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Mission Trip Sunday

posted on June 24

We hope you'll be able to join us for Mission Trip Sunday on June 30th! Worship will be lead by the participants of our recent mission trip to Puerto Rico and we are so excited to hear about their ...

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All You Need Is Love

posted on June 23

On this Open and Affirming Sunday, Pastor Nicole and Robin McHaelen, MSW, share their thoughts on LGBTQ issues.  Ms. McHaelen is Executive Director of True Colors and an award winning social worker.  ...


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Open and Affirming Sunday

posted on June 16

This week we will gather to celebrate Open and Affirming Sunday when we will reaffirm our commitment to embracing and loving all members of our community regardless of race, gender or sexual ...

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Wisdom Calls

posted on June 16

Pastor Nicole reflects on her own and other fathers on this Father's Day.  Scripture reading is Proverbs 8:1-4,22-31.  Also, click here to view this great Father's Day video from StoryCorps.  


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Father's Day Worship

posted on June 10

Join us this Sunday, June 16th, for a very special Father's Day worship service! Pastor Nicole will be leading worship and her sermon is titled "Wisdom Calls." We hope to see you there!

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Pentecost & CE Sunday

posted on June 03

We hope you'll join us on June 9th for Pentecost Sunday and Christian Education Sunday! Pastor Nicole will be leading worship and the message will be delivered by our Pearl Tiffany Scholar. After ...

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A Long, Long Line

posted on June 02

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Lee, Philanthropy Officer for the Pension Boards of the United Church of Christ in New York City, discusses First Church in the context of today's typical church in his sermon ...


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John Warham & Laity Sunday

posted on May 26

We hope you'll join us for worship this week when we will gather to celebrate John Warham Sunday and Laity Sunday! On this day, we recognize all the wonderful members of our First Church Family, ...

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Take Up Your Mat and Walk

posted on May 26

On this Sunday before Memorial Day, Pastor Nicole pays tribute to our fallen service people.  Scripture reading is John 5:1-9.  Also click here to listen to John Gorka sing "Let Them In, Peter."


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Memorial Weekend Worship

posted on May 20

This Sunday, May 26th, we'll gather for Memorial Day Weekend worship! Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her sermon is titled "Take Up Your Mat and Walk." We hope to see you there!

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Confirmation Sunday

posted on May 13

This Sunday, May 19th, is Confirmation Sunday! Our Confirmands will be leading worship and in place of a sermon, we'll listen as they present their Confirmation Projects. We hope to see you there!

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Should Women Be Silent In Church?

posted on May 12

On this Mother's Day, Pastor Adrienne Armes responds to a letter about women in church.  Scripture reading is 1 Corinthians 14:34-35.


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Mother's Day Worship

posted on May 05

We're looking forward to our Mother's Day service this Sunday, May 12th! Pastor Adrienne is leading worship and her sermon is titled "Should Women Be Silent in Church?" during which she will reflect ...

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Breakfast on the Beach

posted on May 04

On this first Sunday in May, Rev. Dr. Davida Crabtree reflects on the loaves and fishes story.  Scripture reading is John 21:1-14.


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Communion Sunday

posted on April 29

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Peace on Earth

posted on April 28

For this Earth Day Sunday, Pastor Nicole reflects on God's continued advancement in our world, whether or not we are on board.  Scripture readings are Genesis 1:1-13,20-23 and John 20:19-23.


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Earth Day Celebration

posted on April 22

Happy Earth Day, everyone! We'll be gathering for an Earth Day Celebration this Sunday, April 28th, and we hope you'll join us! Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her sermon is titled "Peace on ...

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Look For The Living

posted on April 21

Hear Pastor Nicole's sermon for this Easter Sunday.  Scripture reading is Luke 24:1-12.


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Barbara van Winkelen Prints and Note Cards for Sale

posted on April 20

Barbara van Winkelen Prints and Notecards Barbara van Winkelen was an internationally known artist who was a longtime member of First Church and a good friend to so many. Several of us have her ...

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Easter Sunday

posted on April 15

Happy Easter Week, everyone! We'll be holding two services on Sunday; one at 9 a.m. and one at 11 a.m. The 11 a.m. service will feature a performance by the Spark Singers, but both services will ...

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Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch

posted on April 14

Children in the 5th grade and younger are invited to hunt for Easter eggs! Join us for crafts, food, and fun! This is a free event and all are most welcome!

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Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

posted on April 13

Join us for our Maundy Thursday service this Thursday, April 18th, at 7 p.m. in the Meeting House. Pastor Nicole will be leading worship and reflecting on the last moments of Jesus. On Good Friday, at...

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Stones Cry Out

posted on April 12

Pastor Nicole tells us when "Stones Cry Out", her sermon for this Palm Sunday.  Scripture reading is Luke 19:28-40.


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Palm Sunday

posted on April 08

This Sunday, April 14th, we'll gather to celebrate Palm Sunday! Pastor Nicole is our worship leader and her sermon is titled "Stones Cry Out." We hope to see you then!

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A Sacred Conversation on Church Restart

posted on April 07

On this fifth Sunday in Lent, Rev. Dr. Todd Yonkman and the moderator of the First Congregational Church of Stamford, Maureen Matthews talk with Pastor Nicole about their Church Restart.  Scripture ...


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Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch

posted on April 03

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The Fifth Sunday of Lent

posted on April 01

Join us on April 7th at 10 a.m. when we will gather to celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Lent! In the last part of our Lenten Series, we will be joined by Rev. Dr. Todd Yonkman who will lead us in a ...

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Women's History Month at FCW

posted on March 28

March is Women's History Month! Here at FCW we're celebrating the history of women in ministry! Throughout this month, several FCW members will share their stories about the challenges and rewards of ...

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Women's History Month at FCW

posted on March 27

When Edie began seminary at Yale Divinity School, she was convinced she wouldn't go into parish ministry. At Center Church in Hartford, where she completed her practicum, that position changed. She ...

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The Fourth Sunday of Lent

posted on March 25

We hope you'll join us on March 31st when we will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Lent! As part of our Lenten Series, we'll be joined by Rev. Shawn Garan for a Sacred Conversation about the Future ...

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Women's History Month at FCW

posted on March 21

Rev. Dr. Davida Foy Crabtree grew up in a little UCC church in Northfield CT and went off to Silver Lake as an awkward 7th grader in 1957, unsure of herself, tired of the bullies in school, and ...

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The Third Sunday of Lent

posted on March 18

We hope you'll join us for worship on March 24th when we will gather to celebrate the third Sunday of Lent. We'll be joined by Heidi Fishman, author of "Tutti's Promise" for a Sacred Conversation on ...

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Bake Sale This Sunday

posted on March 15

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Women's History Month at FCW

posted on March 14

March is Women's History Month! Here at FCW we're celebrating the history of women in ministry! Throughout this month, several FCW members will share their stories about the challenges and rewards of ...

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Scout Sunday

posted on March 11

We hope you'll join us to celebrate the Scout Sunday on March 17 when Boy and Girl Scouts from our FCW community will be taking part in worship. We invite all Scouts to attend and ask that you wear ...

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Crafting Fellowship

posted on March 09

Our new crafting fellowship group will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month beginning on Tuesday, March 12th. We'll meet in the Conference Room at 6:30 p.m. for a bead craft workshop. No experience ...

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The First Sunday of Lent

posted on March 05

We hope you'll join us to celebrate the First Sunday of Lent on March 10th! Pastor Nicole will be joined by Judge Kevin Washington for a Sacred Conversation on Social Justice Issues in Windsor. 

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Ash Wednesday Worship

posted on March 04

Join us for Ash Wednesday Worship on March 6th at 7 p.m. All are most welcome!

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Jazz Worship Sunday

posted on February 25

We hope you'll join us for our Jazz Worship Service this Sunday, March 3rd! Pastor Adrienne is preaching and her sermon is titled "Glory on the Mountain."

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Black History Celebration

posted on February 18

This week at FCW we're celebrating Black History Month! Please join us for worship this Sunday, February 24, at 10 a.m. when we will be joined by special guest speakers Dionne Bassett, Kevin Booker ...

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Lenten Midweek Program

posted on February 13

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Choir Sunday

posted on February 11

This Sunday, February 17,  we will gather to celebrate our wonderful choir! The theme of our worship is "Blessed Are You: Celebrating the World Through Music." We hope you'll join us!

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Racial Justice Sunday

posted on February 02

Join us this week as we gather to celebrate Racial Justice Sunday on February 10. Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her sermon is titled "Fishing in Deep, Deep Waters." Be sure to stick around for...

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Communion Sunday

posted on January 28

We hope you'll join us for worship this Sunday, February 3, when we will receive Communion together! We will welcome Rev. Paul Nickerson as our guest preacher. His sermon is titled "A Breathtaking ...

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Silver Lake Sunday

posted on January 23

Join us for worship this Sunday, January 27, when we'll celebrate Silver Lake Sunday! Instead of a sermon, we'll be hearing from various speakers about what Silver Lake means to them. We'll also be ...

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Worship Cancelled - Sunday, January 20

posted on January 19

Please be advised that worship tomorrow, Sunday, January 20, has been canceled due to inclement weather. All church activities are also canceled. Be sure to stay warm and safe!  

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Martin Luther King Sunday

posted on January 15

We hope you'll join us as we gather together to celebrate Martin Luther King Sunday on January 20. We'll be joined by our guest preacher, Rev. Shawn Garan who will be holding a Sacred Conversation on ...

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Baptism of Jesus Sunday

posted on January 07

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Christmas Eve Worship

posted on December 11

 Join us for Christmas Eve Worship! 5 PM: Family Christmas Eve Worship with Children's Pageant, featuring a  performance by the Spark Singers 9 PM: Traditional Christmas Worship with Lessons and ...

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Women's Club 2018 Schedule

posted on August 10

Welcome to a new season of the Women's Club. Please join us September 11 at noon in Nelson Hall. Bring your own sandwich and we will provide beverages and dessert. Pastor Adrienne and Midge ...

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No Partiality

posted on January 11

On Open and Affirming Sunday, June 26, 2016, Pastor Nicole Grant Yonkman and Claudia Jones conducted a sacred conversation titled "No Partiality."  Claudia Jones, a First Church member and local ...


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"Sacred Calf"

posted on November 06

Listen here to Mike Bassett's 11/5 sermon, "Sacred Calf."


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“A Sacred Conversation on the Reforming Church”

posted on October 30

Listen here to  “A Sacred Conversation on the Reforming Church” between Pastor Nicole and Rev. Rick Huleatt, Pastor Emeritus.


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"Sing a Song of Salvation"

posted on October 23

Listen here to Rev. Tamara Moreland's 10/22 sermon, "Sing a Song of Salvation."


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"Time and Again"

posted on October 16

Listen here to Rev. Travis Armes' 10/15 sermon, "Time and Again."


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"The Good News is Always Close to the Fire"

posted on October 09

Listen here to Pastor Nicole's 10/8 sermon, "The Good News is Always Close to the Fire."


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"Plagues Rain Down"

posted on October 05

Listen here to Pastor Nicole's 10/1 sermon, "Plagues Rain Down."


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Disaster Ministries launches Hurricane Irma appeal, immersed in Harvey recovery

posted on September 08

Disaster Ministries launches Hurricane Irma appeal, immersed in Harvey recovery The UCC Disaster Ministries team is being stretched this week, effectively responding to two devastating hurricanes — ...

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United Church of Christ News UCC Pastoral Letter condemns racist violence in Charlottesville, demands equality for all

posted on August 21

Dear Members, Friends, Clergy, and Leaders of and within the United Church of Christ, Last weekend, a group of white supremacists came to Charlottesville, Virginia, and incited violence to protest ...

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Messy Church

posted on June 29

Messy Church is:   Christ-centered Messy Church is a church that encourages a relationship with spiritual growth through a variety of fun activities. For all-ages Messy Church is for adults and ...

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Mother's Day At First Church

posted on May 10

We hope you'll join us for our Mother's Day service this Sunday, May 14th at 10 am. To celebrate this special day, our very own Spark Singers will be performing. Be sure to wear your most fabulous hat...

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The Edge - May Issue

posted on April 26

The Edge- May Issue

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The Edge - March Issue

posted on March 06

News and views from First Church

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Over 1,000 people gather for 911 ceremony

posted on September 13

Over 1,000 people gathered at the church to 

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Homecoming Sunday

posted on September 08

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Sunday, August 7: Vacation Bible School Sunday

posted on August 03

our campers participate in leading worship.

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The Convenience of Electronic Giving

posted on August 03

First Church in Windsor wants to remind you that we offer electronic giving as a way to automate your regular offering. Electronic giving offers convenience for members and friends and provides ...

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The Seeking Disciples Confirmation Class

posted on August 03

If you are a young person entering 9 th grade or higher and have not been previously confirmed, you are invited to join the upcoming Seeking Disciples confirmation class. If you are curious about your...

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From Pastor Nicole

posted on August 02

Dear Church family and friends, So much has happened in our world since our last Edge, and it has caused many of our community to question “Where is God in the midst of this?” In keeping with the ...

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First Woman Senior Pastor in First Church in Windsor

posted on August 01

“I’m excited about the opportunity to join a list of distinguished pastors, some of whom served First Church for forty years,” says Rev. Nicole Grant Yonkman, who recently moved to Windsor with her ...

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Generosity

posted on August 01

In the midst of new dimensions, in the face of changing ways, Who will lead the pilgrim peoples, wandering in their separate ways? God of rainbow, fiery pillar, leading where the eagles soar, We your...

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