We are a congregation of 330 confirmed members with many more participating
friends and over 90 children registered in our Sunday School and Youth programs.
that is the place where Farmington and Waterbury meet. This congregation has a long and interesting history, as does
the Town of Wolcott .
As a Congregational Church all members have the right to vote and make all decisions regarding fiscal, physical and
spiritual concerns of the church as a whole. Currently we function as a representative democracy with members
electing officers and other leaders to make the day to day decisions for ministry and mission while the membership
as a whole has the right to make the final determinations.
A description of our current set up may be found at the bottom of this page.
In 1972 our congregation voted to enter into full covenant with the United Church of Christ (UCC).
This mainline denomination came into being in 1957, formed by a covenant between the Congregational Christian
churches and the Evangelical and Reformed churches. Being in covenant is a way of giving and gaining support for
missions and ministry beyond what we would be able to accomplish by ourselves. Although the United Church of
Christ as a denomination provides on-going theological and spiritual challenges, understandings and conversation,
as a covenanting congregation we have full autonomy in all decision-making, spiritual practices and beliefs, as well
as ownership of property.
As part of the UCC we maintain our relationship through the Connecticut Conference of the UCC and are locally
related through the Naugatuck Valley Association.
|Wolcott Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
founded in 1773