Our Church Purpose
This Church has been gathered to promote the love and knowledge of the God revealed in Jesus the Christ our Lord and Savior, Redeemer and Friend.
As a community moved by God’s gracious gift of flourishing life, we gather to share transforming spiritual, educational, and service experiences, and to love God and neighbor as servants of Christ. The church supports each member’s journey of transformation by providing meaningful opportunities for enrichment through:
- Spiritual Experience in worship, music, prayer, and meditation groups, retreats, and other means of grace;
- Christian Formation for all ages through Bible Study, Church School classes, and small groups;
- Love of Neighbor through caring ministries to fellow parishioners in need, as well as local service projects, mission trips, and provision for the needs of God’s children around the world.
In this resolve, we join ages of Christians in all parts of the world, and we trust that God will bless our efforts as God has blessed theirs.
Our Church Covenant
We do covenant with the Lord and with one another, and do bind ourselves in the presence of God to walk together in all His ways, according as He is pleased to reveal Himself unto us in His blessed word of truth. Amen.
Interesting in joining our family of faith at The Congregational Church of New Canaan? Please attend our new member sessions this spring! These sessions will provide an opportunity to meet our leaders, and to learn about our religious beliefs and the traditions of spiritual experience, Christian formation, and service to the world that have been… read more
On May 13, 1731, the colonial legislature of Connecticut, acting on a petition from the settlers of what is now New Canaan, authorized the formation of Canaan Parish. Two years later, on June 20, 1733, the New Canaan Congregational Church was formed. Twenty-four residents of Canaan Parish who were members of congregational churches in Norwalk… read more
The Congregational Church of New Canaan is entirely self-governed. Church Officers, Deacons, Trustees and members of Standing Committees are elected by the congregation at our Annual Meeting. A twelve-member Board of Deacons, together with the Senior Minister, leads the spiritual life of the church. Business affairs are managed by a twelve-member Board of Trustees. Standing… read more
Employment Opportunities Director of Children’s Formation The Congregational Church of New Canaan is seeking a Director of Children’s Formation. The Director will work with ministers, staff and lay leaders to create a vision for engagement and spiritual formation for children ages 1-13. Primary responsibilities include: the creation of outstanding Church School programming, services and events;… read more