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The First Church of Christ, Woodbridge for July 2023

July 4, 2024
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A flyer for a water works event

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:  In May, Troop 907 Woodbridge scouts helped a West Haven cub scout pack during a camping trip and hike at Webb Mountain campground in Monroe, CT.  Newer scouts worked on the Tenderfoot rank requirement for physical fitness and some of the scouts went on canoe overnight campout near Middletown, CT on the Connecticut river.

For the final meeting of May Troop 907 scouts replaced flags in three cemeteries for local veterans.  On Memorial Day, the scouts participated in the Woodbridge Memorial Day ceremony at the Woodbridge Center and provided a color guard.  One of the boys lowered the flag to half-mast in honor of soldiers who gave their lives for us.

On June 9th scouts and scout leaders volunteered to help with the church’s strawberry festival including set up, tear down and grilling all the food, etc.

As shown in the photos, the troop held its year ending Court of Honor and family picnic on June 10th.  This included camping out on the Woodbridge church green.  Saturday evening scouts went to local camp Whiting and learned some campfire skits and games with the Woodbridge Cub Scout pack at this overnight event.

Most Troop 907 scouts will be camping in July at Camp Sequassen.  Troop meetings will reconvene Thursday evenings at 7:00 in early September at the First Church of Christ Parish House, rear entrance.  Interested scouts and families are always welcome.  See

Best wishes,

Rich Forselius, Troop 907 Committee Chair

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:  Water Works: Saturday, July 15th @ 10:30am – Parish House Lawn @ 5 Meetinghouse Lane – Join us for our fun family event.  With live music, sing-a-long, crafts games and a fire truck!

Zoom Option:  The option to attend Sunday Service via Zoom continues to be available.  To receive an invite, please email the office or log onto 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!

First Church of Christ

5 Meetinghouse Lane

Woodbridge, CT 06525

Phone: 203-389-2119 




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