January Sunday services are at the Higganum Campus
An Open & Affirming Congregation

We’re so glad you’ve found us!

Located on the Connecticut River in Haddam, just 30 miles from both Hartford and New Haven, we invite you to join us for worship and fellowship!

A Rich Heritage

The First Congregational Church of Haddam has played an important role and is a beautiful presence in our community.  Officially organized on November 15, 1700, the church now occupies its fifth meetinghouse.  The fourth sanctuary, built in 1847, served the community until it was destroyed by a disastrous fire in 1979.  Thanks to the support of many people both near and far, the church was rebuilt in just two short years and dedicated in 1981.  Our current sanctuary is an exact replica of the 1847 structure, reminding us of our church’s 300+ year legacy of worship and service.

In 2017, we combined worship services, outreach, and Sunday school with our church neighbors to the north, Higganum Congregational Church.  Since then, our churches worship together each Sunday, rotating location by month, and share many ministries.  Our combined choir numbers over twenty-five on most Sundays and sound fabulous under the direction of Rebecca Degnan and Joel Spineti.  Our Christian Education and Faith Formation Director, Amy Harlow, leads Sunday school classes with teachers from both congregations.  The Combined Outreach Committee plans over twenty outreach opportunities each year.

On January 1, 2023 the First Congregational Church of Haddam and the Higganum Congregational Church officially merged to form the United Congregational Church of Haddam and Higganum (UCCHH)! We retain both church campuses for now, calling one the Haddam (or South) Campus and the other the Higganum (or North) Campus.

This is an exciting time for both of our congregations as we come together to become one. Our journey may not always be easy but we look forward to it with open hearts!

Interested in getting involved?

One of the great things about congregational churches is the fact that members are the governing body of the church.  We elect officers and committees to work with our staff in implementing our many ministries.  These ministries include:

  • Christian Education (children, youth, and adults)
  • Christian Service/Missions (adult outreach, mission, fellowship)
  • Music ministry 
  • The “Bread for Heat” ministry (supports the Haddam Emergency Fuel Bank)
  • Refugee Relocation Committee (works with IRIS in bringing a refugee family to live in the Trinity House on the Haddam campus)
  • Fundraising to support the work of UCCHH