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The First Church of Christ, Woodbridge for September 2023

August 31, 2023
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The First Church of Christ, Woodbridge for September 2023

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 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!  We’ve also added a fabulous new program:  Picture the Bible which will be launching September 10th at Kids Church!

Weekly Bible Study

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

Boy Scout Troop 907

Woodbridge First Church chartered Scout Troop 907 attended summer camp with Troop 600 from Hamden at Camp Sequassen July 31 through August 5.  Scouts worked on various merit badges ranging from welding to lifesaving. Two scouts completed the mile swim, a huge accomplishment.

The theme at camp this year was the Roman Empire, Troop 907 camps at the Jerome Site.  This year the boys went with a Greek theme dressing in togas, so they renamed the site the Jeromian Empire and each scout wore a roman helmet all week.  The capstone event of the week was the Thursday night friendship fire in which our unit held an epic 21st century toga party with Italian subs, sweets, olives, grapes and, of course, watermelon.  Over 70 scouts, adult leaders and staff enjoyed the evening of fun, skits, song and, of course, larger than life fire.

After the epic friendship fire, our troop completed our annual flag retirement ceremony where older US flags and the flags removed from the veterans’ graves were put to rest.  Flags from the local Woodbridge cemeteries and community members who drop off in our flag drop box next to Woodbridge town hall were appropriately retired.  Scouts also attempted a fourth win of super troop for week but even with lots of effort and doing their best in camp-wide competitions and endless scout spirit, the troop came in second in a very close competition.

Soon the fall kickoff of scouting with troop meetings and monthly campouts will be upon us.  Scouts are planning trips to Philadelphia and New Hampshire this fall as well as our annual family holiday event in November.  First troop meeting is September 7, 7:00-8:30pm at First Church of Christ, Woodbridge.  Scouts are planning open house events in both September and October.  Anyone can contact Troop Senior Leaders though the website or join us at any upcoming meeting.

Apples + Art Playdate

Join us September 16th @ 3:00-4:30 PM on the Parish House Lawn for Apple Stamping making abstract chalk street art, facepainting and a sing-a-long with Michele Urban.

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 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and 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, Email:, Website:, Facebook:

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