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First Congregational Church in Bristol Chapel Interior

What to Expect


Sunday worship services at First Congregational Church are at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary.  The services last approximately one hour.  When you arrive, someone will greet you and your family, help you find a seat and answer your questions.  If you have children, you will be introduced to someone on our education staff, if you wish.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion (The Eucharist) is observed on the first Sunday of every month. We celebrate an open table, so all are welcome at Christ's table. We hold an open Holy Communion policy – all God’s children (that is YOU!) are welcome here!


Visitors are sometimes concerned about what to wear. There is no Sunday dress code!  Some men wear jackets and ties, some wear khakis.  Some women wear dresses, some wear slacks.  Just dress comfortably but respectfully.


Children are a vital part of our church family, participating in worship, music, education, missions and recreation.  Programs are designed carefully in order to teach children about God’s love and how to serve God through music, study, and helping others.

Children of all ages are welcome! We have programs from infants to Senior High Youth every Sunday.  Your children will learn enduring values preparing them to live as loving and capable people in God’s world.

On Sunday mornings, nursery care with trained staff is available to infants and toddlers. All children under grade 9 begin in the main worship service where the pastor shares a special message just for them early on in the service.  Then, all children head off to our wonderful church school program. After services, parents gather their children and can enjoy a time of fellowship and connection with treats and beverages.  We have exciting and specialized programs (including Confirmation during 9th or 10th grade) for our Senior High Youth every Sunday!

Please ask! If you need help finding your way around or knowing what to do, please ask someone, or stop by the Visitor’s Kiosk in the Fellowship Hall – someone is always there to help you!

First Congregational Church of Bristol, Rhode Island

281 High Street  ♦  Bristol, RI 02809
(401) 253-7288   ♦   office@fccbristol.org

For pastoral care: Rev. Deborah Tate Breault
(401) 253-3680  ♦  revdtb@fccbristol.org

The First Congregational Church in Bristol is proud to be an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ.

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