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In-person Worship Services are suspended for now.


August 9, 2020 (Now showing!): Full Sunday Service


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August 30 10:00 am: Outdoor Worship at Essex Town Green. Click here for details.


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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