Wider Church Fellowship

Wider Church Fellowship offers opportunities for community-building by hosting dinners, field trips and events year-round. Past offerings include a chili dinner and board game night, sledding, Palm Sunday and Thanksgiving Sunday Potluck luncheons following the service, attending Yard Goat baseball games, and a trip to Mystic Seaport to experience their Lantern Light Tour.

All members and friends of First Congregational Church at Canton Center are “members” of Wider Church Fellowship, and therefore are invited to participate in any of the events offered. Ideas for new events are always welcomed and encouraged. For more information, please contact the Church Office at 860-693-4581.

Prime Timers

Serving a vital role in the church:
In a word, “caring” is how we describe this important ministry of our church. Prime Timers is dedicated to creating and promoting friendships that endure, thereby serving a vital role for sustaining social connectedness; along with providing service to the church. Prime Timers is open to all ages and meets at noon on the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August) in the Fellowship Hall. Members are invited to bring a bag lunch, with dessert and beverages provided. Following lunch there is usually a special program.

Helping Hands
Prime Timers is considered the “helping hands” of our church. Members participate in helping prepare for both the annual Strawberry Festival in June and the Chicken Pie Supper in October.

Funeral Receptions – Serving with Care
With kind and loving hearts, members of Prime Timers volunteer to host and see to the details of funeral receptions for church members. They set tables with linens, prepare food and dessert upon request, and serve coffee and tea for the reception. In doing so, Prime Timers provide an important service at a difficult time, when care and compassion is most needed.

If you are interested in joining Primer Timers, or would like to assist at funeral receptions, please contact the Church Office at 860-693-4581.