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July 21, 2019

Summer Worship Service

9:00 am


July 27, 2019

Big Band Concert

6:00 - 8:00 pm


August 11, 2019

Ecumenical Worship

on the Essex Town Green

9:00 am


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The First Congregational Church in Essex, UCC, believes that God calls us to welcome and affirm all people. We rejoice that all persons, people of every race, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, marital standing, economic status, and family configuration, are welcome in God’s church as members and to serve as leaders. ---

November 21, 2010









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First Congregational Church in Essex

United Church of Christ

6 Methodist Hill

Essex, Connecticut 06426

phone:  860-767-8097