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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Palm Sunday 2020 - Ministry on the Margin

posted on April 05

Pastor Nicole and the worship team leads our service for Palm Sunday, livestreamed on Facebook.  Follow along with the service bulletin.

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Folding a Palm Frond Cross

posted on April 03

Charlie Copeland shows us how to fold a palm frond into a cross.

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God's Spirit Within Us

posted on March 29

As we continue our livestreaming for Sundays, we welcome you to our service.  Scripture reading is Ezekiel 37:1-14.  Click here to view the bulletin for the service.

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God's Spirit Within Us (Audio Only)

posted on March 29

As we continue our livestreaming for Sundays on this March 29, 2019, we welcome you to our service.  Scripture reading is Ezekiel 37:1-14.  This recording is the audio only, for the entire service.  ...


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Look For The Light (Audio only)

posted on March 22

Pastor Nicole addresses the challenges we face as the lockdown for the COVID-19 virus continues into a second week.  Scripture readings are John 9:1-17 and Ephesians 5:8-14.


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Look For The Light (Facebook Video Livestream)

posted on March 22

Pastor Nicole addresses the challenges we face as the lockdown for the COVID-19 virus continues into a second week.  Scripture readings are John 9:1-17 and Ephesians 5:8-14.

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March 22 Sunday Bulletin

posted on March 21

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Coronavirus Wilderness

posted on March 15

For those who use Facebook, we live streamed the service this morning.  We have suspended in-person services due to coronovirus concerns.  For those who can't get the video on Facebook, here is the ...


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FCW COVID-19 Response

posted on March 12

Dear First Church Community, This has been a trying time for our country and our community as we come to terms with the very sobering reality of a global pandemic in our midst.  The COVID ...

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Early Learning Center COVID-19 Response

posted on March 11

Good Morning Families,   I am writing to you to let you know that FCELC will be suspending operations at the end of today and will be closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020. We will hopefully return ...

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A Sacred Conversation on the Early Learning Center

posted on March 08

Continuing our Sacred Conversations for Lent, Pastor Nicole talks with Kate Bodmer, Director of First Church's Early Learning Center.  Scripture reading is Matthew 19:13-15.


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A Sacred Conversation on the End of Life

posted on March 01

For this first Sunday in Lent, Pastor Nicole talks with a congregation member about the difficult and emotional passage of a loved one through the end of their life.  Scripture reading is Psalms ...


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A Sacred Conversation on Civil Rights

posted on February 23

Continuing our celebration of Black History Month, Pastor Nicole discusses civil rights with Deacon Art Miller, a veteran of the civil rights movement.  Scripture reading is Matthew 5:38-48.


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Chili Cook Off

posted on February 23

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Ash Wednesday

posted on February 19

We hope you'll join us for our Ash Wednesday service this Wednesday, February 26 at 7 p.m. in the Meetinghouse!

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I Won't Turn Around

posted on February 16

Rev. William Campbell visits First Church from the Archer Memorial AME Zion Church, delivering his message in celebration of Black History Month.  Scripture reading is Joshua 1:9.


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Uncovering Their History

posted on February 11

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Salt of the Earth

posted on February 09

In further celebration of Black History Month, Pastor Nicole reflects on Jesus's sermon on our being "salt of the earth."  Scripture reading is this passage in Matthew 5:13-20.


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2/9: Celebrating Black History Month

posted on February 03

This Sunday, we'll join together to continue our observation of Black History Month. Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her sermon is titled "Salt of the Earth." Everyone is very welcome and we hope...

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Blessed

posted on February 02

This Sunday is the 390th annual meeting of the First Church in Windsor.  It is also the start of Black History Month, and Pastor Nicole shares her thoughts on this occasion.  She refers to an except ...


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2/2: Communion Sunday

posted on January 29

We hope you'll join us this week when we'll gather to celebrate Communion Sunday and kick off Black History Month. Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her sermon is titled "Blessed." See you there!

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2020 Silver Lake Camp Season

posted on January 26

Director Brian Lapis visits us from the Silver Lake Camp in Sharon CT to talk about the opportunities for children coming this summer.  Scripture reading is Matthew 5:14-16.  


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1/26: Silver Lake Sunday

posted on January 22

This week we'll gather to celebrate Silver Lake Sunday! After worship, representatives from Silver Lake will share their Silver Lake On the Road program in Nelson Hall. All Youth and parents are ...

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We Do Not Labor In Vain

posted on January 19

On this Martin Luther King Sunday, hear Pastor Nicole's reflections on the "I Have a Dream" speech given by Rev. King 56 years ago.  Scripture reading is Isaiah 49:1-7.  Also, please view this very ...


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1/19: MLK Day Worship

posted on January 15

This Sunday we'll gather to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday! Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her sermon is titled "We Do Not Labor in Vain." Stick around after the service for our bake ...

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Deep Water

posted on January 12

Pastor Adrienne Armes reflects on the baptism of Christ.  Scripture reading is Matthew 3:13-17.


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1/12: Baptism of Christ Sunday

posted on January 08

We hope you'll join us for worship this Sunday when we will gather to celebrate Baptism of Christ Sunday. Pastor Adrienne will be leading worship and her sermon is titled "Deep Water." We hope to see ...

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Christmas Eve

posted on December 20

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent

posted on December 17

We hope you'll join us this week when we will gather to celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent and light the Love Candle. During worship, our children and young people will perform in our Christmas ...

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The Third Sunday of Advent

posted on December 11

This week, we'll gather to celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent! We'll light the Joy Candle which is pink, unlike the other candles which are purple! Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her sermon is...

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The Second Sunday of Advent

posted on December 06

This week we'll gather to celebrate the Second Sunday of Advent when we will light the Peace Candle. Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her sermon is titled "Say Yes to Peace." Be sure to stick ...

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The First Sunday of Advent

posted on November 29

This week we'll gather to celebrate the First Sunday of Advent when we will light the Hope Candle. Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her sermon is titled "Say Yes to Hope." We hope we'll see you ...

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Thanksgiving Sunday - November 24

posted on November 20

This week we'll gather to celebrate Thanksgiving Sunday! Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her sermon is titled "True Bread." Be sure to stick around after worship to shop at our Holiday Craft Fair...

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New Member Sunday - November 17

posted on November 13

This week we'll gather for New Member Sunday! We're so excited to welcome new people into our church as we continue to grow and evolve! Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her sermon is titled "...

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Veterans Sunday - November 10

posted on November 05

We hope you'll join for Veterans Sunday when we will have an opportunity to celebrate and honor our service members. Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her sermon is titled "Mending Trauma." We look...

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All Saints' Sunday - November 3rd

posted on October 29

This week, we'll gather to celebrate All Saints' Sunday. This is an opportunity for us to reflect on the memories of our deceased loved ones and to honor them by adding their names to the Tree of ...

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Generosity Sunday - 10/27/19

posted on October 24

This week, we'll gather to celebrate Generosity Sunday, the high point of our season of generous giving! Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her sermon is titled "Living in Faith, Growing to Serve." ...

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Used Book Sale

posted on October 24

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Parish Caring Sunday

posted on October 14

This Sunday, we'll gather for Parish Caring Sunday when we'll celebrate all the volunteers who use their time and talents to help our church and its mission. Pastor Nicole is leading worship and her ...

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Bible and Laity Sunday

posted on October 07

This weekend we'll gather to celebrate Bible and Laity Sunday! One of our members, Mr. Charlie Copeland, will be leading worship! We hope to see you there!

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World Communion Sunday

posted on October 01

We hope you'll join us for worship this week when we'll celebrate World Communion Sunday! We'll be joined by our Guest Preacher, Dr. Donique McIntosh, the new Team Leader for Racial Justice Ministries...

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Privilege Walk

posted on September 24

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Ordinary Time

posted on September 14

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Youth Trip

posted on September 07

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Youth Band

posted on September 05

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Pub Theology

posted on September 04

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Homecoming Sunday

posted on September 03

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Communion Sunday

posted on August 26

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Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time

posted on August 21

We're so excited to welcome Rev. Travis Armes as our guest preacher this Sunday! His sermon is titled "No Excuses" and we can't wait to hear it! We hope to see you there!

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Youth Service Trip Sunday

posted on August 12

We can hardly wait for worship this Sunday, August 18th! The service will be led by participants of our recent Youth Service Trip to Oceanside, CA. We can't wait to hear all about what they learned ...

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Communion Sunday

posted on July 30

We hope you'll join us for worship on August 4th when we will celebrate Communion Sunday! Pastor Nicole will lead us in worship and her sermon is titled "Rich Toward God." We hope to see you there!

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Dinner and a movie?

posted on July 29

Coming up this Wednesday, July 31st!

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Blessing of the Animals

posted on July 15

Join us for this special outdoor Blessing of the Animals when we will celebrate a worship service with: Leashed pets (like dogs and cats) Caged pets (like hamsters and rabbits) Pictures of pets who ...

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Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

posted on July 15

On June 21st we'll gather to celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time! Pastor Nicole will be leading worship and her sermon is titled "Women's Work." We hope you'll join us!

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Chamber Music Concert

posted on July 14

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Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

posted on July 07

We hope you'll join us for worship this week! It's the Fifth Sunday of Ordinary time, but services at FCW are anything but ordinary! Pastor Nicole is our worship leader and her sermon is titled "Good ...

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Yard Goats Game

posted on July 03

Don't forget! You can purchase tickets for next week's Yard Goats game after church this Sunday! Each ticket costs $10 and there are 75 tickets available. Not going to be in church on Sunday? Not to ...

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Hymn Sing Sunday

posted on July 01

This week at First Church we'll gather to receive communion and to celebrate Hymn Sing Sunday! We hope we'll see you there!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Communion Sunday

posted on April 29

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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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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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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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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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