to the church on the hill!

“Connecting people to God and each other
through worship, fellowship and service.”


Welcome to The First Congregational Church in Essex!
Join us in person each Sunday morning at 10am.
Our services are also live streamed on FACEBOOK,
and can be viewed at any time on our YOUTUBE channel.

Who we are

Our “church on the hill” dates back to 1852 and is a member of The United Church of Christ (UCC). The UCC is a Protestant denomination which was born out of the Protestant Reformation and a union of several traditions of Protestant Christianity in 1957. Because we are congregational, we are democratic in structure, and independent from a hierarchy. To learn more, please click below.

Open and Affirming

“The First Congregational Church in Essex 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

Mission Statement

Both our Purpose Statement and Church Covenant encourage us to live out Jesus’ commandment to love God and neighbor. They state, in part, that “The purpose and mission of this church shall be to worship God and offer loving service to all people…laboring together for the progress of knowledge, the promotion of justice, the reign of peace, and the realization of unity.”

Online Giving

We use VANCO for electronic giving. The link below will take you to their secure site where you can give a one time or recurring gift, support a specific ministry, or contribute to your Stewardship pledge.

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Contact Us

We would love to hear from you!

Essex UCC

6 Methodist Hill
Essex CT 06426

Office Hours
Tu-Fr, 9a-1p

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