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The First Church of Christ for March 2023

July 4, 2024
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The First Church of Christ welcomes you to our Worship Service every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Meetinghouse.  Kid’s Church every Sunday morning at 10:10.

Interim Minister

The Rev. Susan Murtha is the Interim Minister at FCCW and has made quite an impact.  Plan a visit to see what is “happening.”  You can also read about her on our website.  We are honored to have such an extraordinary individual here with us at First Church!

Kid’s Church Has Begun Again at First Church!

Families meet at the church at 10:00 and at 10:10 the children are walked over to the Parish House for Kid’s Church by Forest Vandeflor, our project leader for children’s ministries, along with an adult volunteer.  This is a great time for the children while their parents are at the worship service!

Weekly Bible Study

Bible Study meets at the Parish House each Wednesday, 10:30 am.  All are invited!

Boy Scout Troop 907

Boy Scout Troop 907 began the new year with its Winter Court of Honor.  One purpose of this ceremony is to present the Scouts with their advancement ranks, badges, and awards.  Another reason is to celebrate the half year point of the scout year with a positive start and to show the new group of Scouts the progression of advancement to get them excited for moving further through the ranks and merit badges.  At the Court of Honor on Thursday, January 19 Stephen Pedenski was awarded Life Scout and Griffin Welander First Class.  The troop also welcomed four scouts to the Scout Rank and awarded numerous merit badges.  A photo of the scouts and adult leaders at the Court of Honor is shown.

Additionally, on January 8, scout and adult members of the troop supported Orange Troop 925 at its Eagle Court of Honor held at the Holy Infant Church.  Eagle is the highest rank that can be obtained by a scout and 6 boys were honored at the Holy Infant Church ceremony with local and state dignitaries in attendance.  Congratulations to Amir Jarad and Jack Belfonti who completed their road to Eagle with Troop 907.  This partnership provided an opportunity for Troop 907 to work with Jack and Amir on their respective Eagle Projects.  Currently only 6.5% of all Scouts obtain the rank of Eagle, so it is a great privilege to achieve this level.  Congratulations again to all six new Eagle Scouts!  A photo of Troop 925 Eagles and Scouts is also shown with the Troop 925 flag.

On January 25, 2023, cub scouts of Pack 902 came to visit the troop.  They participated in activity with some of Troop 907 younger patrol, while other scouts continued to work on the First Aid Merit Badge with Assistant Scoutmaster Ken Hulse.  We ended the meeting with a walk up to the track at Amity High School where we ran a mile.

The Troop has also started work on merit badges including Citizenship in the Community and Citizenship in Society.  These badges emphasize the importance of being a contributing member of our towns and organizations.  Both are required as part of the road to Eagle Scout.  The leaders and scouts are looking forward to their winter camp outs and other activities including visits from local Cub Scout Packs.

On Thursday, February 16, 2023, the troop went skiing at Mount Southington.  This was a great opportunity for some who have never skied before to those who are experts!  It was a great night and might be the only snow we see in Connecticut all season.

Troop 907 is a robust, active, outdoors oriented troop chartered by the First Church of Christ in Woodbridge.  The Troop meets Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM and is always interested in welcoming interested scouts and families to check them out.  More at

Upcoming events

Sunday, March 12 Sources for Drawing Living Water – 11:15 am – 1:00 pm – At the Parish House

Rev. Dr. Greg Mobley and Rev. Susan Murtha will be leading this Lenten Event.  They will be opening the Scriptures and having a soup and bread luncheon.  All are welcome!

Saturday, March 25 Hop Into Spring – BUNNY BASH! – 10:30 AM – NOON – At the Parish House

Join us for this event for the whole family!  We will have live family music with Michele Urban, awesome games, a scavenger hunt, and fantastic crafts.

Zoom Option

The option to attend Sunday Service via Zoom continues to be available.  To receive an invite, please email the office or log on to our website and add your name to our church email list.  All people in the community are welcome in person or via Zoom.

*If you would like assistance gaining access to Sunday Services, please call us by Friday morning, at 203-389-2119, or email us at

Office Hours

The Church office in the Parish House is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Join the FCCW Choir!

New members are always welcome.  Join us for rehearsals each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Pre-school space is available

Pre-school/day care space is available in the Parish House at 5 Meetinghouse Lane.  Three rooms, 1,200 sq. ft., and an outside fenced playground.

For More Information

Visit our website at for resources such as our calendar of events, monthly newsletter, ministry and volunteer opportunities, photo galleries, scout info, and much more! Follow us on Facebook and stay up to date with parish happenings, including memorials and baptism announcements.  Feel free to email us or call the office with all your questions.  We are happy to hear from you!

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