What to Expect

Visiting a new church can be intimidating. We get it. We try our best to make it easier. We will meet you at the door with a greeting, a bulletin, and a welcoming smile. We gather every Sunday morning to praise God. We begin each service with the word “Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.” And we mean it.

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers - hopefully, to most of your questions - which you’ll find below. But please do not hesitate to talk with the ushers or deacons, the pastor, or folks in your pew if you need more information. We’re here to help you feel at home at our Congregational Church in Mystic, CT.

FAQs About Our Congregational Church in Mystic, CT

What time is the worship service?

Our regular worship services are at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. During the summer, we gather for one service at 9:00 a.m.

What about my kids?

On the first Sunday of the month, children stay in worship with their families and are invited to participate in Communion. All other Sundays, children are invited to leave the service after the children’s message for Sunday School in Mystic, CT. Every Sunday there is childcare available in the Nursery for children under age 4. Sunday school is offered for children pre-K - 8th Grade.

Learn more about how we nurture kids of all ages through our Children’s Ministries and Youth Ministries in Mystic, CT.

Where do I park?

There is street parking around the church and on the neighboring streets. We reserve a few spots for those with mobility challenges.

What happens during church?

As you enter worship, a friendly usher will welcome you and give you a bulletin to guide you through the service.  All our services feature scripture, singing, prayer, and preaching. An offering to support the church’s ministries will be collected each Sunday. Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month. Our table is open to everyone - baptized or not, sinner or saint.

What should I wear?

Some people wear their Sunday best. Others dress more casually. Either way, you are welcome!

How long do services last?

Sunday worship lasts about an hour.

Is there Coffee Hour or Fellowship after church?

Following the 10 a.m. service there are refreshments in the Parish Hall. We invite you to stick around for a snack or a drink, strike up a conversation, and meet someone new.

Is the church accessible for those with mobility or hearing issues?

The church is handicapped accessible at the Broadway Street entrance. Once inside, we have the Hearing Loop Assistance system.

All are welcome!

We are an Open and Affirming Congregation in the United Church of Christ. We welcome all people in Christ’s name: children and adults, single and married, gay and straight. In all we do, we seek to glorify and enjoy the God who creates, sustains, saves, and renews all life.