The First Congregational Church in Essex
Founded in 1852, “the church on the hill,” The First Congregational Church in Essex, UCC, An Open and Affirming Congregation, extends an extravagant welcome to all who enter our doors. Led by Rev. Kenneth D. Peterkin, we worship on Sundays at 10 am, with Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Church School is offered for children in K through 8th grade, with confirmation for those in 9th grade. Our vibrant music program encompasses adult, youth and bell choirs and we enjoy fellowship through many social and educational events. Ministries and missions are varied with an emphasis on outreach to our communities, mission trips in conjunction with “Simply Smiles,” work at The Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries and an annual “Making A Difference” scholarship award to a Valley Regional High School senior. From Big Band concerts to a May Breakfast, a Magic Show and an annual Rummage Sale, we regularly sponsor popular public events.
Treasures on the Hill! Join us every 1st and 3rd Saturday; 9am to noon. Great children’s items, clothing, books, vases, dishes, cookware and more!
For donation information please call 860.767.8097
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