Christmas Love Feast

Sunday, December 15th, 5 p.m.

For God So Loved the Worldlove feast photo2


We celebrate the birth of Christ that was a sign of God’s love for the world and all who are part of it.  Our Love Feast is a response to God’s love for us as we seek to extend our love to the earth and all who dwell in it.


As the early Christians met and broke bread together in token of their fellowship and love, so the members of the Moravian Church family make it a custom to celebrate spiritual occasions by sharing with friends a simple meal called a Love feast.  The Love feast strengthens the spirit of unity and good will among people. It removes, at least for an hour, all social barriers and distinctions.


The Love Feast service comes from the tradition of the Moravian Church to gather and break bread to celebrate and affirm the unity of Christians as brothers and sisters in Christ. During the love feast a small meal of a bun and mug of coffee is served. The Christmas Love Feast is the most special with the addition of candles, lit at the end of the service as a reminder of the light of Christ’s love.


This service will be a celebration with special Christmas music, scripture readings and prayers.  This is a joyous occasion to share with friends and neighbors.


TAG SALE!!! Saturday, October 12, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 199 Valley St, Willimantic. Furniture, clothing, household items, crafts – Adult and Children’s Thrift Shops open. This is being run simultaneously with the REPAIR CAFÉ (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.) – bring broken small appliances, ripped clothing, etc. – skilled volunteers will be available to help you repair your items. Find the church on Facebook, on the web at, or call 860-423-6827.

Christmas Candlelight Concert

Looking for a meaningful way to celebrate the Christmas season? The First Congregational Church of Willimantic is hosting a Christmas Candlelight Concert at the church on199 Valley Street, Sunday December 16, 2018, 6 p.m.
Featuring original and traditional Christmas music, performed by soloists, organ, instrumentalists, worship band and choir. This promises to be a very special evening in a beautifully candlelit setting. Join us! Bring family, friends and neighbors for our Christmas celebration.sounds_9822c