14 West Street
Newtown, CT 06470
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday through Friday
Newtown Congregational Church, UCC
Our church building is open not just on Sundays - the church office is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:00AM until 5:00PM. Feel free to drop by and explore the building; check out the vast information on our lower lobby table; or visit the church office where you can obtain information about the church and Newtown area, get a hot drink and snack, or just have a chat with our friendly staff. We love visitors!
The Newtown Congregational Church proclaims itself to be an Open and Affirming Congregation of the United Church of Christ. We welcome all persons of all sexual orientations, gender expressions, socioeconomic status, family configurations, personal history, ages, national origins, races, and physical or mental conditions. We embrace all people at any point in their faith journey and affirm each person's freedom to pursue God's unique calling. We celebrate God's inclusive welcome at our Communion Table and affirm that full and equal participation in the life and leadership of our church is open to all. We confess that we continue to discover how to more fully love one another as Jesus loves each one of us. In an often hurting and broken world, we also commit ourselves to the ongoing journey of learning and growing as a community of grace and reconciliation.
Check out our plans: Calendar
Newtown Congregational Church (NCC) is a Christ-centered Protestant community that has served as a spiritual center for the Newtown, Connecticut area for 300 years. Originally it was housed in what is now known as The Meeting House (on Main Street), the church was established in 1714 as the first church in the town. In 1988, due to increased membership, the church moved to the present location on the hill behind the Meeting House.
Today our congregation continues to increase, be active, and thrive because Newtown Congregational Church whole-heartedly commits to giving each and every individual who enters the doors of this house of God an Extravagant Welcome and because we welcome all into our membership. We understand that as part of our faith Christ expects us to "love our neighbor". We realize and embrace "our neighbor" as anyone we have the opportunity to come in contact with or can affect the life of.
WHAT ARE THE MEMBERS OF NCC LIKE?
WE ARE . . .
We are people who may have been brought up in the New England Congregational (and UCC) tradition, in other faith traditions, and in no faith tradition.
We take the scriptures very seriously as inspired by God, but rarely completely literally.
We are people of different ages, incomes, and lifestyles.
We have families of various shapes and sizes - this includes singles, significant others, and those who have lost partners or spouses.
Some of us have children, some of us don’t, some of us are children.
We respect and honor other faith traditions, and we believe in interfaith partnership and dialogue.
We like to find ways to serve God beyond our walls.
We are all over the map politically and socially.
We do our best to love each other even when we disagree.
We believe everyone should be free to wrestle theologically.
We take care of each other. Due to recent events in our town community, we know what it is to have our hearts broken – we continue to shed plenty of tears but we like to laugh a lot too.
We like to exchange ideas and opinions.
We love our history and tradition but we try not to worship it.
We know that God in Christ is calling the church (and each of us) to new ways of being and we are doing our best to figure out what exactly that means.