To view the live-streamed service, please use one of the links below.
Update to Church School for this Sunday
Zoom Church School scheduled for 9:00 AM has been cancelled.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

WELCOME HOME” Kit Collection
SATURDAY, May 15, 10 a.m.-noon
On the front steps of the First Congregational Church

We are collecting NEW household items (to fill a laundry basket or trashcan) to benefit the Christian Community Action’s New Hope Housing Program. Click on link for more information.
May 5 Bible Study Passage is : John 15:9-17
Strawberry Festival 2021 News Highlight

The First Church of Cheshire, our Church, received a check for $725.00 from The Ion Bank Foundation in April as part of Ion Bank's Community Awards 2021 Program. Our Church received credit for each Ion Bank account owner voting for The Strawberry Festival. Our Church members and community members votes certainly are beneficial to The Strawberry Festival 2021. The First Church Strawberry Festival Committee appreciates the efforts of all those involved.
Children's Faith Formation
Weekly News and Information Newsletter
(Click on picture to the left for link to the
 Faith Formation Newsletter)
Strengthen the Church Special Offering

We invite you to join us in creating this valuable resource through this year's "Strengthen the Church" special offering on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, the day we celebrate the birth of the church.

Over the past four years, the Strengthen the Church offering has been used to support our Faith Formation and Outdoor Ministries including Silver Lake and will continue to support those ministries with this year’s offering. We will also be adding the Center for Transformational Leadership as one of the recipients of your generous gifts this year.


Donate Online or by check payable to SNEUCC with "STC 2021" in the memo line.

SNEUCC
125 Sherman Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Soil Analysis – a Win-Win:  If you’re about to start a seasonal garden, take advantage of a state service that will help both your plants and the environment.  Knowing what your soil really needs can help stop over-fertilization that can leach into groundwater or run off into waterways, causing algae blooms and environmental degradation.  At the University of Connecticut Soil Nutrient Analysis Laboratory, samples are tested for a variety of major and minor plant nutrients, lead and acidity. Limestone and fertilizer recommendations are based on University research and field studies.  Knowing about your own soil can mean a better garden for you – and a better environment for us all.  The prices for analysis are quite reasonable.  For more information, visit Soil Nutrient Analysis or by email. Happy Arbor Day!

To learn more about our church’s Environmental Justice Team, email Anne McNulty or Karen Schnitzer.  
Open House for Silver Lake is May 16.

For more information about Silver Lake and their Summer Camp: Silver Lake
2021 Pledge Season
www.firstscheshire.org/pledge
Nightly Community Bell Ringing at 8 p.m. for two minutes. The idea is to spread hope and a sense of unity while people are home-bound or practicing social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.
Other Important Information

A reminder that the Prayer Net Prayer Ministry Team stands ready to pray for any requests. Simply email Alison the prayer request and I will send it on to our prayers in complete confidence unless otherwise noted. Let us support one another with the power of prayer.