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While our Sunday services are rooted in Congregational tradition, our members come from many different religious backgrounds and have all found a home here on God’s Acre. Our Sunday services have a mixture of hymns, prayer, and Scripture reading – culminating in Biblically-based sermons that appeal to both heart and mind.

God created us for life together, and that togetherness can only occur when we are actually present and in relationship with one another. When individuals decide to become members of our faith community, they enter into a covenant with God and with one another and promise to attend our services, actively engage in programs and ministries of the church, support one another in good times and bad, and to financially support the ministries of the church through an annual stewardship pledge.

Come for a Visit

The Congregational Church of New Canaan warmly welcomes visitors on Sundays, and from 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday through Friday. The Church Office is located at the southwest corner of the church and is clearly marked with an exterior door sign. Our friendly staff is ready to assist with tours of the building, introductions, and answers to any questions. If you would like to visit with one of our ministers, please click here.
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All are welcome to join us in worship on Sunday mornings at 8:00am or 10:00am! For information about visiting on a Sunday, please click here.

What to expect on Sunday

Our Sunday Schedule

8:00am – Presently, the worship service is held in the Chapel. In the warmer months, we gather in the Garden. Each week communion is served by our Deacons, and there are hymns with piano accompaniment and soloist.

10:00am – Our traditional worship service is held in the Meeting House, accompanied by Chancel Choir and organ. Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month.


People attend our worship services in a variety of attire ranging from “Sunday best” to business casual. Regardless of what you wear, a warm welcome awaits you here.

Members Sunday

For More Information

Call Laurel Carr
(203) 966-2651, x107

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Chapin Garner
(203) 966-2651, x101

Our New Member Sessions

Interested in joining our family of faith? Please attend our new member sessions, offered twice a year in the fall and spring! These sessions provide an opportunity to meet our leaders, and to learn about the religious beliefs and the traditions that have been the hallmarks of our congregational life on God’s Acre since 1733.

Dates for the Fall 2024 New Members classes:

New Member Orientation Class: Sunday, October 20, 11:15am-1:15pm
New Member Faith Sharing Class: Wednesday, October 23, 7:00-9:00pm
New Member Social:
Saturday, October 26, 4:00-6:00pm 
New Member Sunday:
Sunday, October 27, 9:00-11:00am

If you are interested in joining our church please contact, Anna Rogers at

How We Pledge

Learn more about giving at our church. You can contribute to a  vibrant array of opportunities, events and programs.

What We Offer

Here are some helpful links to get you on your way. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to leave a note

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