Newtown Congregational Church
14 West Street
Newtown, Connecticut 06470
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Tuesday through Friday
Newtown Congregational Church, UCC
Newtown Congregational Church is a Christ-centered Protestant community that has served as a spiritual center for the Newtown, Connecticut area for 300 years.
Originally housed in what is now known as The Meeting House, 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 membership continues to increase as we "welcome all" into the membership. The congregation of Newtown Congregational Church whole-heartedly commits to giving each and every individual who enters the doors of this house of God an Extravagant Welcome. 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.
The avowed purposes of this Church shall be to worship God, to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, to celebrate the Sacraments, to realize Christian fellowship and unity within this Church and the Church Universal, to render loving service toward all people, and to strive for righteousness, justice, and peace.
We faithfully worship and serve God while seeking spiritual growth.
As a Christ-centered church, we commit ourselves to...
Extend God's Compassion: Fervently extend God's care and compassion beyond ourselves and our doors through ministry, outreach, and missions.
Build God's Community: Purposefully build God's community through welcoming and nuturing one another on our faith journey.
Celebrate God's Generosity: Affirm and celebrate God's generosity through inspired giving and active involvement.
Embrace God's Diversity: Respectfully honor every individual and each person's freedon to pursue God's unique calling.
The diverse beliefs and levels of spiritual maturity among the members of Newtown Congregational Church are celebrated and encouraged. Newtown Congregational Church understands that exploration and discussions centered around the fine-points of these varied beliefs create wonderful opportunities for further enrichment and growth in the spiritual journeys of individuals.
Our faith is summarized in the historic creeds of the church, namely the Apostle's Creed and the Nicene Creed. And, as a congregation, we are in agreement with...
The United Church of Christ Statement of Faith:
We believe in You, O God, Eternal Spirit, God of our Savior Jesus Christ and our God, and to Your deeds we testify:
You call the worlds into being, create persons in your own image, and set before each one the ways of life and death.
You seek in holy love to save all people from aimlessness and sin.
You judge people and nations by Your righteous will declared through prophets and apostles.
In Jesus Christ, the man of Nazareth, our crucified and risen Savior, You have come to us and shared our common lot, conquering sin and death and reconciling the world to Yourself.
You bestow upon us Your Holy Spirit, creating and renewing the church of Jesus Christ, binding in covenant faithful people of all ages, tongues, and races.
You call us into Your church to accept the cost and joy of discipleship, to be Your servants in the service of others, to proclaim the gospel to all the world and resist the powers of evil, to share in Christ's baptism and eat at his table, to join him in his passion and victory.
You promise to all who trust You forgiveness of sins and fullness of grace, courage in the struggle for justice and peace, Your presence in trial and rejoicing, and eternal life in Your realm which has no end.
Blessing and honor, glory and power be unto You.