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2019 Lenten Offerings at FCC Essex



Again this year:  Short Daily Devotional using the United Church of Christ's 2019 "Take Nothing With You" Lenten Devotional series. This is offered online only each day of Lent.

Click here for more information.


Ash Wednesday March 6, 2019

Simple Supper at 6:00 pm

Worship and the Imposition of Ashes at 7:15 pm


Palm Sunday April 14, 2019

Service at 10:00 am


Maundy Thursday April 18, 2019

Soup and Salad Supper 6:00 pm

Tenebrae Service of Shadows and Service of Holy Communion at 7:15 pm


Good Friday April 19, 2019

Ecumenical Service at Trinity Lutheran Church

featuring "Song of the Shadows" Cantata 7:00 pm


Participating Congregations: First Baptist Church in Essex, All Saints Episcopal Church, First Congregational Church in Essex, First Church of Christ in Saybrook, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, St. Lawrence Church, Trinity Lutheran Church


Easter Sunday April 21, 2019

Sunrise Service at Riverview Cemetery 5:45 am followed by breakfast potluck

at First Baptist Church in Essex


Worship Service and Children's Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 pm



First Congregational Church in Essex

United Church of Christ

6 Methodist Hill

Essex, Connecticut 06426

phone:  860-767-8097