A Little Something about Faith

A Congregation of the United Church of Christ

Faith Church is the oldest black church in the city of Hartford. We are old, but our thinking is not. At 203 years old this year, the church is still a vibrant community of believers who holds high a witness to God’s grace in the midst of human life. As a congregation of the United Church of Christ we are a very justice minded church, often on the cutting edge, and in a denomination that often leads the way in our nation as we celebrate many firsts as part of our history. For example the UCC is the first denomination to ordain a black man and the first to ordain a woman into ministry in this nation. We are a historic local church too, having participated in the nation’s first civil rights case, the Amistad trial where the captives on the ship La Amistad were eventually set free. Faith Church raised significant dollars for the captive’s defense.

We seek to be a caring community through the empowering and liberating Word of God revealed and lived through Jesus Christ. We seek to remain relevant to life today and welcome all, no matter whom one is or where they happen to be on life’s journey. We come from many walks of life. We come together to worship and serve God. Faith Church is a place where you can discover and develop your faith, a place where it is good to ask questions and a place to find answers. Our faith is bible centered, but we trust in the sharing we seek to do with one another too, to grow in faith as well.

We would welcome you and affirm your presence with us in worship and work anytime. We seek to celebrate the best of the old and new traditions of our faith and worship. We are not afraid to try new things and embrace those things that help us praise God with spirit and in truth.

We are a growing family of faith. If you are in search of a church home, a place that your children will love too, a place where all ages and diverse perspectives celebrate together each Sunday, continue to come to Faith Church. If you want a place to grow in faith, serve God, fellowship with believers, study the Bible, and discover God’s will for your life, even have fun, we hope you will consider making Faith Congregational Church your church home. All are welcome here at Faith, and we do mean all.

Want to learn more? Go to our website at:   faithmatterstoday.org or the national website at UCC.org… Above all, keep coming back to Faith!