941 Old Rock Hill Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 269-9100

Holy Week at First UMC

Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday, March 29. Two worship services - 8:30 am and 10:30 pm will commemorate Jesus’ procession into Jerusalem. And the start of the journey to the cross and His resurrection.

Holy Thursday - April 2

The Holy Thursday service, beginning at  6:00 pm, April 2, We will have a model Seder with a simple meal. Re-creating the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples, and ending with a short service in the Sactuary with the stripping of the sanctuary in preparation for the solemnity of our savior's arrest and crucifixion.

Chuck Knows Church explains... Maundy Thursday

Good Friday - April 3

The Service of the Cross on Good Friday, at 3:00 pm, commemorates the suffering and death of Jesus, and explores its meaning, with a special focus on the places and ways that goodness and innocence are threatened today.

Good Friday

Easter Vigil

The Easter Vigil will be observed from the end of the Good Friday service until Easter morning. The church will remain open for prayer and meditation, with optional materials provided to guide and direct personal devotions.

Easter - April 5

On Easter Sunday the service of the resurrection, again a consolidated one, beginning at 10:00 am, will consist of rejoicing, worship, praise, prayer, singing, the reception of new members, and Holy Communion.

Join us in celebrating our Risen Lord!

 We are Easter People!

After Easter on April 12th Our Sunday services will return to 8:30 am and 10:30 am 



Introduction to the New Testament – Adult Sunday School

This series will introduce the student to the New Testament as both classic and canon.  We will discuss how social, political, economic and historical situations shaped the development of the writings of the New Testament, as well as how the traditions and tensions of early faith communities contributed to the emergence of the beliefs and theology reflected in the New Testament.

Classes are on Sundays, from 9:30 until 10:15, and everyone is invited to attend.  Instructor: Sheila Peiffer



Qur’an Reading Group

To better acquaint ourselves with Islam and our Muslim neighbors, Carl W. Ernst, a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), and author of the landmark book How to Read the Qur’an, is going to be our guide through a series of its verses. 

Our goal is to get a sense of this book, which is sacred to almost 1 billion people around the world.  We will access the materials on line and set up a place where we can post comments and responses to questions and discussion threads.  If the group decides, we can also meet and plan to invite speakers, and/or a field trip to a local mosque.

          If you are interested,  here is the introductory material and a link to the quran onlineReading the Quran 


Worship Services


Worship with Communion 8:30 am


 Sunday School for all ages 9:15 am

Choir Practice 9:30 am


Worship 10:30 am


 New Hearing devices now available in the Sanctuary!!!

See the ushers for one this week!

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Church Events

Tuesday, March 31st
Quilt group
9:00AM -
Thursday, April 2nd
Boy Scouts Troop 1
6:00PM - 11:00PM
Thursday, April 2nd
Maundy Thursday
6:00PM -
Friday, April 3rd
10:00AM -
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