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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A Father and His Children

posted on June 17

On this Fathers' Day, Pastor Nicole Grant Yonkman reflects on the life of refugee musician Arn Chorn Pond.  Scripture reading is Luke 15:11-32.  You can also watch Arn Chorn's entire TED Talk on ...


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Resolutions Passed at CTUCC Annual Meeting

posted on June 16

6/16/2018 - Several resolutions were passed at the CT UCC Conference Meeting in Springfield MA, on separating immigrant children, ending bullying, racial justice training for clergy, hatred by ...

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In The Boat Together

posted on June 03

On this Sunday, we celebrate the people of our church who have been members for 40 or more years.  These members comprise the John Warham Society, in memory of the first pastor of the church, who ...


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Untangling the Trinity

posted on May 27

On Trinity Sunday, Senior Pastor Nicole Grant Yonkman takes on the difficult task of explaining the Trinity.  Scripture reading is John 14: 15-20.


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In Memory of Her

posted on May 13

Pastor Nicole Grant Yonkman delivers her sermon for Mothers Day, May 13, 2018, titled "In Memory of Her."  Scripture reading is Mark 14:3-9.


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Love Abides

posted on May 06

Rev. Travis Armes talks about his experience in the military and the importance of love in his sermon titled "Love Abides" on this sixth Sunday in Easter.  Scripture reading is John 15:9-17.


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Vines, Branches, and Vine Growers

posted on April 29

Senior Pastor Nicole Grant Yonkman relates the garden growth process in John 15:1-8 to the continuing growth of our contemporary church.


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Genesis - In The Beginning

posted on April 22

For Earth Day Sunday, the First Church Choir sings during the reading from Genesis by Brian Vines.


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Opening Ourselves to Jesus

posted on April 15

Senior Pastor Nicole Grant Yonkman talks about Jesus' appearances after Easter in her sermon titled "Opening Ourselves to Jesus."  Scripture lesson is Luke 24:30-48.


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Doubting Thomas

posted on April 08

Rev. Adrienne Armes speaks about doubt in her sermon titled "Doubting Thomas" for the second Sunday in Eastertide.  Scripture reading is John 20:19-31.


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But She Did Tell

posted on April 01

Senior Pastor Nicole Grant Yonkman gives her sermon for Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, titled "But She Did Tell."  Scripture lesson is Mark 16:1-8.


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The Horse He Rode In On

posted on March 25

On Palm Sunday, Senior Pastor Nicole Grant Yonkman reflects on Jesus's ride into Jerusalem.  Scripture reading is Mark 11:1-11.


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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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Barbara van Winkelen Prints and Note Cards for Sale

posted on November 15

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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"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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"Planted By Our Fathers"

posted on June 20

Listen here to Pastor Nicole's Father's Day sermon, "Planted by Our Fathers."


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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

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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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Children and Youth Faith Formation

posted on July 31

The CE Board and the Faith Formation Team would like to express heartfelt thanks to everyone who has volunteered to teach, assist in the classrooms and monitor for the upcoming Church School year. We ...

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Parish Caring Ministries

posted on July 30

Please save the date: The Parish Caring Council will host a Second Hour on Parish Caring Sunday (October 16) with a showing of a DVD entitled "To Whom I May Concern". This DVD captures the stories of ...

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Outreach Board

posted on July 27

The Outreach Board is reaching out this summer with site visits to organizations we support in the larger community. On July 13, Joyce Ward, Colleen Olson and I visited the summer school site ...

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You Are Welcome Here

posted on July 21

Several weeks ago, a few folks met with Pastor Nicole to talk about ways to increase the visibility of First Church in the community and beyond. We were concerned that the word was not getting out ...

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Book Buddy News

posted on July 20

We wrapped up another successful year in June with our last Book Buddy visits to the kindergarteners at the Simpson-Waverly School in Hartford and to the four year olds at our own Early Learning ...

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Coming Soon to Nelson Hall - Save the Date!

posted on July 20

A Windsor Home Companion. Saturday Sept 21 at 6:30. Fun and Fellowship!

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Photography Discussion Group: Monday August 1

posted on July 20

You are invited to join others from First Church who like to make photographs. At our first meeting we enjoyed each sharing a photograph. Two of us brought fascinating larger samples from our ...

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Women’s Club Programs for 2016-2017

posted on July 20

The Women’s Club starts a new season of wonderful programs. We meet on every second Tuesday of the month at noon in Nelson Hall. We bring our own sandwiches. Coffee, tea and finger desserts are ...

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Celebrating young leaders

posted on July 14

(below is an exerpt from a news article written by Debby Kirk, CT UCC Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. For the complete article go to http://www.ctucc.org/news/20160629_tawg.html) “For ...

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Back-to-School Backpacks

posted on July 13

We will be coordinating with Vacation Bible School for the Covenant to Care backpack collection. VBS campers will be collecting school supplies during the week of August 1-5 and on Sunday, August 7. ...

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Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

posted on July 10

Andover Newton student intern Rose Nilson shares her thoughts about the tragic events of the week and Psalm 23.


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