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Two Services:
9 AM In-Person - registration at
10 AM Online via Facebook, our YouTube channel, and our website.

Lent Study 2021
February 21 - April 4

Our Lenten study is underway! We are so glad that so many of you have joined a Life Group this Lenten season!  If you have been thinking about joining a group, it's not too late.

We encourage you to join our post sermon discussion and study by following along the scripture from each Sunday service during Lent. If you would like to participate, please reach out to Pastor David, our Pastor of Evangelism and Discipleship, at, and please check out the Life Groups page on our website for further details.

Life Groups List

Click here for the booklet for this year's Lenten series.

Worship with us in the Sanctuary!
Sundays, 9 AM

We hope you were encouraged by last week's sermon from Pastor Nathan, and we continue to invite and encourage you to worship with us in-person at 9am.  We are excited to share that we are able to have limited nursery care and children's church, for om.  It will feature worship, announcements, scripture, preaching, communion, and the same sermon that will be broadcasted to those at home but preached live in the Sanctuary (not a pre-recording).

Please reserve your seat by clicking here. If you are not ready to be in person, you can join us online at 10 AM, via Facebook, our YouTube channel, and our website.

Pivot Grocery Collection 

Thank you for your generosity Stanwich!  We are blown away by the outpouring of your generous hearts to Pivot Ministries. The men are so appreciative of your partnership, commitment, and support.  Because of you, they have supplies that will last them for a season. If you would like to be more involved with Pivot Ministries or Missions in our church, you can reach out to Laura LaSpalutto, our Missions Chair, and she will get you connected at Pictured right is Chris who is very happy to finally have Marshmellow Fluff back in the kitchen! Chris's story was featured in our Stanwich Winter Magazine. If you'd like to read his story, you can click here.

Getting To Know You

Over the past year, we know many have joined us through our virtual services. In the past few weeks, some of you who have joined us online have come into the church office to introduce yourself, and we’ve enjoyed getting to know you. For those of you that have joined us online and haven’t yet come to the church property, we want to encourage you to drop by our offices at some point between 9 AM - 5 PM on a weekday so we can get to know you better. Feel free to email if you would like an extended time to meet/visit with one of the pastors. 

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. 

Would you consider donating to Stanwich Church in this way? You can go to your Amazon account and choose "Stanwich Congregational Church" as your charity when you log on next time.  The option to choose which charity will be at the top of the screen.  Thank you in advance for your support!

Student and Family Discipleship Co-Leader (Men) Job Opening

We have a new full-time job opportunity here at Stanwich. If you would like to read the job description, please click below if you are interested in applying for this position or know someone who is, e-mail a cover letter and resumé to Pastor David Borden (

The Student and Family Discipleship Co-Leader (Men) position has an emphasis on instilling Stanwich Church’s mission to advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ in Fairfield and Westchester counties as a Christ-centered community rooted in biblical truth, using gospel proclamation, intergenerational discipleship, spirit-filled worship, leadership empowerment, and missional engagement, for the glory of God. To read more about this position, click below.

Detailed Job Description

PIVOT  Ministries Good Friday Breakfast

Stanwich Church supports many non-profits through our Missions Fund. One of those non-profits is Pivot Ministries. Pivot is a ministry for men recovering from addiction located in Bridgeport, CT. Each year, they host a Good Friday Prayer Breakfast, a time for gathering and connection—the event is free and just under one hour.  If you are interested in knowing more about Pivot, and the men in the program, you can register by emailing Mary Aly at  There will be an invitation to give, but it's not the event's focus or intention. We hope we see you virtually there!

PEHT (Partnership to End Human Trafficking)
Monday, March 15, 9 AM - 12 PM

Join our PEHT residential team for our first ever virtual volunteer training.

The focus of this training is for anyone who would like to become a volunteer with PEHT either at our residential program or in future community engagement opportunities. You will learn:

  • Human Trafficking 101
  • Trauma and its impact
  • Trauma informed care promising practices
  • Health and Safety Precautions
  • Background Screening Process

Sign up today!

World Vision Global 6K for Water
May 22, 9 AM

Join thousands of people worldwide in our mission to bring life-changing clean water and fullness of life to children in communities around the world.  Walk with friends or family alongside us at the World Vision Global 6K for Water.

The 6K walk will take place on the Stanwich Church grounds! Enjoy live worship music, laughter, and fellowship as we help to bring clean water to families globally. Your registration alone provides lasting clean water to one child, like the child on your race bib!

Last Spring, 86 of Stanwich members raised $17,600 and changed 352 lives, and this year we know we can do even better--TOGETHER!

Sign up today

Click here for more information on ways to give. You can also call Sheila Hyland, our Executive Director at 203-661-4420, ext. 237 for additional information. If you would like to give electronically now, please click the give button below.


Watch our Sunday Worship service online on our websiteFacebook Page or our YouTube page. You can also install the BoxCast app on your AppleTV, Roku, or Firestick; within the Boxcast app, search for Stanwich Church.