Preston City Congregational Church

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Welcome to the Preston City Congregational Church's home on the web.  We're so glad you stopped by to visit us.


The present House of worship is the fourth building in the church's 316-year history, being built in 1886.  The church, formerly named The First Congregational Church is the town's first church.


If you are seeking a church home, we invite you to consider uniting with us in worship.  A pamphlet explaining the various programs and activities of the church may be found in the Information Center (mid-level) or by calling the church office.  Please speak with Rev. Stan if you have any questions.


WHO ARE WE? We are Congregationalists.  The Congregational Church began with the landing of the Pilgrims in 1620.   We are often referred to as "The Church of the Pilgrims."  WHAT DO WE BELIEVE?  We believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of this church, and that each individual is free to follow Him according to his/her conscience.  Each church is self-governing in all matters; there is no hierarchy.  Each church, while autonomous, may choose to be part of a fellowship of churches.  We belong to the Fellowship of Northeast Congregational Christian Churches ( and The National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (  Please visit these websites to learn more.


A Sermon in a Sentence

"Be glad that God is your judge, because he is the only one that has an inside view of your heart!"



SUNDAY Morning Worship (Sanctuary) 9 & 10:30 am
  Sunday School 8:45 am
MONDAY Yoga (Halls' Hall) 6:30 pm
  Bible Study (Halls' Hall) 10 am
  Confirmation Class (SS Hall) 6:30 pm
TUESDAY Friends & Family Cafe (Fellowship Hall) 9-11:30 am
  Handbells (Room 6-8) 6-7 pm
  Financial Peace University (Halls' Hall) 7-9 pm
WEDNESDAY  A.A. (Room 5-6, 10-12) 7:30 pm
THURSDAY  Adult Choir Rehearsal (Halls' Hall) 7 pm
SATURDAY Yard Sale (Lower Parking Lot) 8 am- 2pm


Yard Sale

Saturday, October 10

8 am-2 pm


A family event with the music of Harry Chapin and LUNCH featuring Grammy Winner and CT State Troubadour Bill Pere, Nashville Recording Artist Kay Pere, and the LUNCH Ensemble

Sunday, October 25

4 pm

Freewill Offering Will be Taken

Please bring a non-perishable food item the day of the concert for local food banks.  Proceeds will benefit our food pantry and local social services..

Turkey Supper

Saturday, October 24

4-6:30 pm

Adults - $10

Children 12 & Under - $5

Financial Peace University

The program isl being offered again on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm in Halls' Hall.  The nine-week course will be led by Bob Vescovi.  FPU is a series of nine DVD's where radio host, Dave Ramsey talks about a variety of topics related to money management.  Last winter, 16 people completed the course and found it very helpful.  Two scholarships are being offered to couples or individuals who'd like to participate but have limited funds available; please speak with the minister.  A sign-up sheet is posted on the mid-level bulletin board.  We have two kits available for purchase in the church office ($93).  Consider taking part in this very helpful program.

Contact Us

Preston City Congregational Church

321 Route 164


Preston, CT 06365


Office: (860) 886-7200 

Phone: (860) 887-4647

Fax: (860) 887-4647




Where Friends Become


Sunday Worship: 9 am

Sunday School: 8:45 am (Resumes in the fall)

Bring It! (Contemporary worship especially for High School & College Age young people): 2nd & 4th Sun.: 10:30 am

Website contact:  Barbara Perry

Northeast Fellowship's website:


National Association's website: