United Church of Christ

An Open and Affirming Congregation in Fairfield CT




Enhance our capacity to invite, love, and bless all in our community through engagement in worship, the arts, and fellowship.

Fulfill God’s vision of shalom where each person is affirmed, respected and loved; create a comprehensive ministry to end racism; and celebrate the diversity of God’s people.



Our Purpose

Witness to the reality of White Supremacy in both church and society

Actively love our sisters and brothers of color

Advocate and work to overthrow systemic racist policies and practices and to establish antiracist policies and practices in church and society.

Our Mission

Educate and provide consciousness raising opportunities for members of First Church and the community


Strengthen our relationship with First Baptist Church of Stratford as “Two Houses, One Home”


Increase our antiracist capacity by working with the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport (CCGB) and Congregations Organized for a New Connecticut (CONECT) and to


Engage the congregation to act on local and national issues such as, but not limited to, criminal justice reform including police accountability, mass incarceration, bail reform, and juvenile justice, voting rights, inequities in housing, education, and health care, and environmental justice     

Our Vision

An antiracist church, community, and nation



Follow God’s command by creating a comprehensive ministry to welcome and  provide sanctuary for at-risk immigrants and refugees.