FCC FoodFest, Bake Sale, MiniBazaar & Christmas Cookie Walk

Food Fest

The First Congregational Church of Bristol, RI has again scheduled five days of food and fun. The FoodFest will consist of five COVID-safe events. Dinners will be pre-ordered and available for pick up.
Saturday, November 20: Take Out Lobster Rolls (Pre-Order). Orders will need to be placed by Nov 16. As part of this event, FCC will also sponsor a Bake Sale. Homemade pies, cakes, and other novelties will be available for pre-order. Bake Sale orders will need to be placed by Nov 13. MiniBazaar Crafts will be available for your purchasing pleasure.

Saturday, December 11: Take Out Chili (Beef or Veggie) (Pre-Order)
Saturday, December 18: Christmas Cookie Walk: This Cookie Walk will feature a COVID-safe setting. Cookies will be bagged and priced by the pound. Transactions will be by cash, check, or credit card.
Saturday, January 15: Take Out BBQ Pulled Pork (Pre-Order)
Saturday, February 19: Take Out Pasta and Sauce (Meat Sauce or Marinara) – (Pre-Order)

The Complete Menu and Ordering Instructions are Here

The Clements Brothers Come to Coffee House on Nov 13th

Bristol’s Stone Church Coffee House at the First Congregational Church welcomes The Clements Brothers on November 13th.

Identical twins Charles and George Clements are from the Boston area. They’ve been playing and writing music together for as long as they can remember and ‘The Clements Brothers’ marks their first duo project together.

With roots, rock, bluegrass, jazz, and classical influences, George (on guitar) and Charles (on bass) aim to capture their singer-songwriter sensibilities in a unique blended voice, at once enthralling and intimate, groovy and serene.  The core of the Clements Brothers is the fusion of their unique musical journeys into a music all its own, filled with vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and a genuine love of song.

For nearly 10 years, the brothers performed with the modern acoustic group, The Lonely Heartstring Band, of which they were the founding members. They went solo after the band disbanded in 2019. The brothers collaborated on their album, “Into the Day.”

Bristol’s Stone Coffee House is an affordable, family-oriented, handicap-accessible musical venue. Doors open at 6:45PM and the show starts at 7:30PM. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20.00 per person (students are half price; children 5 and under are free). For ticket information or to reserve tickets, please call 401-253-4813.

The First Congregational Church is located at 300 High Street (corner of High and Bradford Streets) in Bristol, RI.

Dirty Cello Comes to Coffee House on Oct 23

Bristol’s Stone Church Coffee House welcomes Dirty Cello to our stage on October 23rd. From China to Italy, Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

Rebecca Roudman is a classical string player by day, and rocks out with Dirty Cello by night and has used her improvisation skills to rock out with the likes of Carlos Santana, Isaac Hayes and hip hop bands like Deltron 3030. Rebecca will be joined on stage by guitarist, Jason Eckl; Alex Farrell on bass; and Jeff Wheeler on drums.

“When lead guitar is replaced by the sound of hot licks on a cello, blues, rock and bluegrass rise to a new dimension. Dirty Cello — from San Francisco, CA — makes its style of string music to inspire audiences to swing, sway and dance.” Nick Diamantides, Ashland Daily Tidings.

“Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical.” Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine.

“The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. (Their rendition of “Purple Haze” is incredible.) But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman’s playing—it goes beyond what most people would expect from the instrument. She plays it with so much heart, you’ll wonder why more bands don’t have a cellist.” Good Times Santa Cruz.

Bristol’s Stone Coffee House is an affordable, family-oriented, handicap-accessible musical venue. Doors open at 6:45PM and the show starts at 7:30PM. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $20.00 per person (student’s are half price; children 5 and under are free). For ticket information or to reserve tickets, please call 253-4813.


On Sunday, October 17th, First Congregational Church will hold its annual “Church Has Left the Building” event, a day in which parishioners “take church out of the building” by participating in service projects in place of worship. Due to on-going COVID safety concerns, this year’s projects will take place outdoors and will include trash clean-up along streets in the vicinity of the church, and between High and Thames Streets; in Rockwell and Independence Parks; and near the bike path.

This event is open to all members and friends of the church, and families are encouraged to attend! Participants are asked to gather at the church at 10:00 a.m., at which time CHLTB orange vests, disposable gloves and garbage bags will be distributed.

Deacons are looking forward to seeing you on this special day of service! Please contact Sandy Patterson at 401-935-9066 with any questions.

You can use this link to sign up online or you can sign up on the sign up sheet posted in the church.    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0D4AACA72BA7FC1-church1

Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 from 6:30-7:30pm.

Everyone is invited! Come cool down with us on the church lawn with a delicious ice cream sundae! Refreshments are free. It would help us if you would call the church office at 401-253-7288 to let us know how many are coming from your family.

Bring a blanket and your appetite!

Looking forward to seeing you there on August 11th.

FCC Family Movie Night

Everyone is invited for a night of fun — no charge — be our guest! Saturday, August 21st, 2021 at 7:30pm at FCC Bristol.

Join us for a movie that is filled with joy, sadness, fear, and even disgust when we watch a well-loved family-favorite here at FCC! We can make core memories together!

This animated film is rated PG and runs 1 hour and 35 minutes. We hope it will turn your world “inside out” and upside down!

This family fun event is sponsored by the Christian Education Committee.

Rally Sunday!

Sunday, September 12th, 2021 at 10:00AM.

It’s the kick-off event for our FCC Sunday School Year! We can’t wait to see all of our FCC Children and Families back again, especially after such a long time apart. There will be an intergenerational worship service for all to enjoy, where all of the teachers will be inducted. This will be followed by an All-Church Picnic with sub sandwiches, drinks, cake and more!

Families with children will soon receive a Sunday School registration form in the mail. Please fill it out and bring it with you on Rally Day.

Reopening for In-person Worship — JUNE 6th

After almost fifteen months of forced separation, we are happy to announce the resumption of in-person worship. After considerable thought and planning, the “Regathering Subcommittee” has set the target date of Sunday, June 6 to resume worship in person.

 Of course, the safety of our church family is our primary concern and safety protocols in effect at that time will be observed. This is how the Committee envisions regathering:

  • Services will be held outdoors as the weather permits. In case of inclement weather, we will gather in the DeWolf Chapel.
  • Attendees will be required to wear a mask and socially distance.
  • Attendees will be allowed to sing while wearing masks.
  • As has been the practice in the past the choir will not sing during the summer months.
  • As a courtesy to those who cannot attend, the services will be live-streamed.

We are looking forward to worshiping with our church family in person once again. We will share more details as the regathering date approaches.
Regathering Committee: Reverend Deborah, Glenn Donovan, Grace Steere, Bob Evans

The Meadows Brothers @ Stone Church Coffeehouse

Come to FCC on April 10, 2021. Doors open @ 7:00pm; music starts @ 7:30pm. Tickets are $20.00. Seating is limited and reservations are mandatory. Please call 401-253-4813 for reservations or additional information. Social distancing will be enforced and masks are required. Join us for a night of “good guitar playing, harmonica, a little steel guitar action, like a train moving down the track. It keeps you grounded, reminds you of where you started this journey…”