Come to Two Congregational Gatherings

You are invited to two Congregational Gatherings on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 10:00am – 12:30pm and Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 10:00am – 12:00 noon to discuss future priorities for FCC Bristol.

The Church Council, Capital Campaign Committee and Sanctuary Construction Committee invite the full congregation and all friends of FCC Bristol to come together in the DeWolf Room on two Saturday mornings this spring to share your views on what about FCC is important to you and what the next steps should be.

We would like you to freely share your views on what you believe the church’s priorities should be, what dreams you have for FCC and what you want from the church. This moment is particularly auspicious because in 6 years FCC Bristol will be celebrating its 350th Anniversary, just as the Town of Bristol will be celebrating its 350th anniversary.  FCC is Bristol’s “founding church.”  Back in 1680, it was required that a house of worship exist before a municipality could be established.
If you can’t make the 4/13 meeting, don’t worry.  We’ll catch you up on 5/4 on what was decided at the earlier meeting and move forward. If you are unable to attend either meeting, please feel free to Email your thoughts to the committee via Caroline Jacobus here.
Questions?  Email Caroline Jacobus here.

Support One Great Hour of Sharing

On March 10, 2024, we will be taking up a collection in support of One Great Hour of Sharing.    The theme for the 2024 One Great Hour of Sharing® is Share the Light. The United Church of Christ invites you to participate in this special mission offering.
One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) special mission offering of the United Church of Christ involves you in disaster, refugee/immigration, and development ministries throughout the world. When a disaster strikes or people are displaced or made refugees by violence or extreme poverty, you are part of the immediate response and of the long-term recovery.

 Click here to see the Share the Light Videohttps:
Click here to see the Acting Associate General Minister One Great Hour of Sharing video

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 join the Good Night Lights group. Participants may travel independently to rendezvous at the Squantum Association, or contact Steve Brosnihan (401-253-5909) or Dyan Vaughan to make carpool arrangements. Those interested in getting on the email roster for GNL should contact Steve at:

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 OGHS ministries that help heal the world can be made at any time. We urge you to consider making an offering to address these global needs by going HERE.