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Welcome to Essex, and thank-you for considering The First Congregational Church in Essex, United Church of Christ, for your worship needs.  If I or this congregation can be of any service to you, please don’t hesitate to ask any of us, or use the Contact Us link in the left column.


FCC Essex is a progressive Christian community with a long history of inclusiveness and tolerance.  We are a congregation that is committed to welcoming everyone, whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey. We are Open and Affirming, and support important service organizations throughout the region.  There is more information about the church, our missions, and our denomination on this website.  I hope you find it of interest.


We worship every Sunday at 10:00 AM with a full service including lots of great music and great company. Coffee and refreshments follow the service.  Youth education is offered most Sundays.


We’re so glad you’re here, and I hope I get to meet you in person soon!


In faith,


Rev. Ken Peterkin










First Congregational Church in Essex

United Church of Christ

6 Methodist Hill

Essex, Connecticut 06426

phone:  860-767-8097

fax:        860-767-7855