The church sanctuary is open every Monday evening from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM for vespers and quiet meditation. Please come for a few minutes or for the hour. Please wear a mask at all times and stay at least 6 feet away from others in the sanctuary. This began in September 2020 and will continue as long as people are interested and continue to follow mask and social distancing guidelines.
Welcome to our new pastors:
Rev. Susan K. Olson is our settled pastor
Emily Bjornberg is our lay minister.
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Located at the corner of Route 156 and Sterling City Road in Lyme, Connecticut, our church gathers every Sunday at 10 am to worship and come to know God better. The church is part of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ and declared itself to be Open & Affirming in 2011 with the following statement: We, the members of the First Congregational Church of Lyme, CT, interpreting the Bible in the context of its time and following the teachings and example of Jesus, declare our church to be an Open and Affirming church, actively expressing Jesus’ inclusive embrace of all people. We acknowledge God’s acceptance of every individual and Jesus’ commandment to love one another. Therefore, this church welcomes heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals to worship and enter into the full life and ministry of our church. In our community of faith, all people are encouraged to participate and share their talents and energy in worship and sacraments, leadership positions, ordained ministry, lay ministry, learning, service, mission, and fellowship. Further, persons of every gender, mental and physical ability, age, race, nationality, economic and social status, faith background, marital standing, and family structure are welcome in our church community; and the First Congregational Church of Lyme invites all to share in the life, leadership, ministry, fellowship, worship, sacraments, responsibilities, blessings, and joys of our congregation.