The First Congregational Church of Lyme Welcomes You!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service is Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Christmas Day Carols Service is Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022 at 10 AM

COVID GUIDELINES as of February 1, 2022..   please follow these guidelines until further notice…..

Masks – We continue to recommend masks during services, but it is optional if you can socially distance yourself from others.  If you are not vaccinated, please wear a mask.
Traffic flow – We are using a one-way flow.  Entering the sanctuary from the front door, take the stairs to the right. Exiting the sanctuary, take the stairs to the right (the opposite stairway from entering).
Seating – Maintain a reasonable distance (at least six feet), alternate pews, etc.
Coffee hour – Socially distant coffee hour is being held immediately following church.

Our pastors: 

Rev. Susan K. Olson is our settled pastor

Emily Bjornberg is our lay minister.

You can find our worship service online at one of the following sites every Sunday at 10 AM.

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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.

We are young…

… we are old.

We are rich…

… we are poor.

We are seekers…

… we are certain.

We are progressive…

… we are traditional.

We are residents of Connecticut.

… we are citizens of the world.

We are pilgrims…

… we are shepherds.

We are connected…

… we are connecting