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The Second Congregational Church
The Second Congregational Church, United Church of Christ (UCC) was established in 1823, as a Congregational Church. It was formed when the First Congregational Church in Wilton become affiliated with the Unitarian movement. Since its founding, this congregation has been a vital and active part of the Wilton community, and its community involvement continues to this day.
We are a church of approximately 140 members and are a covenanted member of the United Church of Christ, a denomination, which consists of more than 5,000 congregations, with approximately one million members in the United States and around the world.
Locally, the Second Congregational Church is a member of the New Hampshire Conference of the UCC, a fellowship of 138 UCC congregations, with more than 28,000 members. In addition, we are a member church of the Hillsborough Association of the New Hampshire Conference a covenant fellowship of 21 UCC churches in Hillsborough County.
We are firmly rooted in the Christian faith, and open to innovation and the leading of the Holy Spirit. We strive to follow Christ’s command to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves, including our neighbors in the Wilton community and around the world. Our church is a place where it is safe to ask questions and admit doubt. We believe that God is still speaking to us through scripture, worship, prayer, and community. We encourage one another to notice and celebrate the ways that God is present in our lives. We are a congregation that affirms every person as a child of God and we welcome you and your family into our beloved community.
What to Expect at Worship
Our Sunday worship service is usually begins at 10:15 am, except in the summer when from Fathers’ Day Sunday through Labor Day Sunday, we begin worship at 9:30 am. Worship lasts about an hour. When you arrive, you will be given a worship bulletin to help you follow the service. Our Worship takes place in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere. You are encouraged to wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. There is no need to dress up, unless you want to.
Children generally worship with their parents, except for the third Sunday of the month, when they may leave with their teachers for Sunday School, after the children’s message, called “A Time for Children of All Ages.”
We celebrate the sacrament of Communion on the first Sunday of the month and occasionally during special services. All people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ’s table for Communion. It doesn’t matter your age, faith background, sexual orientation, gender expression, or life’s circumstances, you are welcome at the table of Communion.
A Warm Welcome
We welcome all visitors and new members. Come join us as we live and grow in the Christian faith together.