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Welcome to the First Congregational Church in Bristol

The First Congregational Church in Bristol is a vital, progressive Christian community of faith with long roots in our community.

We promise you our friendship and prayers as we share the hopes and labors of the Church of Jesus the Christ. We pray that God grant that — loving and being loved, serving and being served, forgiving and being forgiven, offering grace and receiving grace — we may dwell together in love, unity and hope.

We are Bristol’s first and founding church. We have been here since 1680, formed by the same leaders who founded the town of Bristol a few months after the church was gathered. In 1785, more than a century after our founding, our congregation and our sixth pastor, the Reverend Mr. Henry Wight, began the Bristol 4th of July Parade and Patriotic Exercises. So we are the Founders of America’s Oldest Fourth of July Celebration.

Today, our congregation is known for its broad support for our community and our willingness to speak out regarding social justice issues. Sunday services, under the leadership of Pastor Deborah Tate Breault, are relevant and thought-provoking.
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

Upcoming Events

Good Night Lights

Join the “Good Night Lights” to shine a light of hope to children in hospital. Every Monday night First Congregational Church “Good Night Lighters” travel to the Squantum Association in East Providence to send a good night signal to children at Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Anyone is welcome to …
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One Great Hour of Sharing®

One Great Hour of Sharing® is one of four special mission offerings of the United Church of Christ. This Lenten Offering supports the disaster, refugee, and development ministries of the United Church of Christ within Wider Church Ministries. While OGHS offerings are usually made before Easter, gifts designated toward …
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News

Penelope’s Baptism

Penelope Layne Pires, daughter of Dylan Pires and Trisha Rapoza of Newport, RI, was baptized into the congregational family of First Congregational Church in Bristol on Sunday, June 12, 2022.
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Fun on FCC Clean-Up Day

Church members who showed up to help clean up the church building and grounds on Saturday, June 18 had a good time.
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Tongues of Flame, Children’s Sunday & a Church Picnic

On June 5 FCC Bristol celebrated Pentecost, the “birthday” of the Christian church, the anniversary of the day when tongues of flame came down from Heaven and filled Christ’s disciples with the Holy Spirit. This enabled them to speak …
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Worship Service Videos

Worship Service for Sunday July 17, 2022

Scripture: Psalm 122 Scripture: Luke 13:10-17 Sermon: “Keeping it Holy” Click here to view the Bulletin in a new window https://vimeo.com/731533471 Click for full screen video Due to a technical problem some audio is missing from this video
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