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April 18, 2019

Maundy Thursday


Soup and Salad Supper 6:00 pm

Tenebrae Service of Shadows and Holy Communion 7:15 pm


April 19, 2019

Good Friday


Ecumenical Good Friday Service and Cantata

at Trinity Lutheran Church, Centerbrook

7:00 pm


April 21, 2019

Easter Sunday


Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at Riverview Cemetery

5:45 am


Potluck Breakfast at The First Baptist Church in Essex follows the Sunrise Service


Easter Sunday Service 10:00 am

Children's Easter Egg Hunt follows the service



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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

fax:        860-767-7855