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Sunday, June 4th
Honoring Deacon Emeriti
Sunday, June 11th
Children's Sunday and Parish Picnic
Sunday, June 18th
Special Congregational Meeting

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Welcome to Colchester Federated Church!

We are a welcoming congregation affiliated with both the American Baptist Churches USA and the United Church of Christ. We do our best to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world, putting our Christian faith into action. We are a multigenerational church and welcome individuals and families of all configurations into our church family. Here at CFC, we live out our Christianity side by side, walking together on our faith journeys and discerning where God is leading us today. When we come to church, we bring our whole selves: the questions and yearnings of our hearts, our hopeful faith, and our desires for more meaning in our lives.

Worship on Sunday mornings is joyful, and we offer services at 8:30 and 10 AM. Worship is a time to pause from our often busy lives to be in the presence of God and one another, to hear the Good News and to be challenged to make our faith relevant. My hope is that while you worship with us at CFC you will learn something new, feel moved, and then go out into the world to do something about it. You are invited to come to our church anytime and join us as we embark on our faith journeys together.

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here at Colchester Federated Church!

Grace and Peace,
Rev. Lauren Lorincz

Mission Statement, adopted 1984

"Empowering members for minstries in workplace, home, church and community."

The Colchester Federated Church is a caring Christian congregation made up of individuals and families who are gathered together to grow in life and faith through worship, learning, and a variety of social and spiritual programs.

The church encourages individuals to recognize and value their own self-worth. It nurtures them as they explore their beliefs and commitments, and it challenges them to expand each other’s horizons of mind, heart, and spirit.

As part of the wider community, the church recognizes the diversity of needs and issues within our society and world. Bound together by care and faith the church reaches out as our agent of change, creating a healthy, vibrant community and world.

Welcoming, Open and Affirming Statement

for the Colchester Federated Church

We the members of the Colchester Federated Church believe that all people are created in God’s image and thus are loved and blessed equally by God. We take seriously Jesus’ teaching: “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” [Mark 12:30-31]

We declare ourselves a Welcoming, Open and Affirming faith community. We invite all who seek to follow Jesus into the full life of our church, ministry, leadership, worship, sacraments, rites, and fellowship: all persons of every gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression; as well as all ages, races, nationalities, mental and physical ability, family structure, and social and economic status.

Jesus teaches us to welcome all into God’s covenantal community. Celebrating the diversity in which God has created us, we pray that together we may, by this declaration, follow the example of God’s love of all persons, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Colchester Federated Church, Colchester, Connecticut