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The First Congregational Church in Essex, UCC, believes that God calls us to welcome and affirm all people. We rejoice that all persons, people of every race, age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, marital standing, economic status, and family configuration, are welcome in God’s church as members and to serve as leaders. ---

November 21, 2010






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First Congregational Church in Essex

United Church of Christ

6 Methodist Hill

Essex, Connecticut 06426

phone:  860-767-8097

fax:        860-767-7855