Reimagining Church

Thriving Congregations Initiative: New Models for the 21st Century

Participating Congregations

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Church of the Holy Trinity

Our parish was founded as a Anglican missionary outpost in Puritan New England during the early 18th century. Our mission is to fulfill Christ’s command to make disciples of ourselves and others. We will do this, in community, by opening hearts, widening minds, and transforming lives. 

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Cornerstone Community Church

Our vision is to be a space open to all persons to experience God’s grace and love, and to share that love with others, through acceptance, service, and witness, as followers of Jesus Christ. Cornerstone Community Church’s mission is to build community, where every person can belong; serve God and all, with our gifts, talents, and time; and be in mission, through our ministry of making disciples for Christ.

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First Baptist Church of Branford

The First Baptist Church of Branford is located on the Town Green at 975 Main Street. They are an American Baptist (ABCUSA) congregation organized in 1838 with a rich history of worship and community presence. First Baptist Church is a community and mission-oriented congregation passionate about social justice, sharing meals, doing outreach, and studying the Bible together. They are in a season of transition, and most of the congregation is open to revitalization.

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Woodmont UCC

Woodmont United Church of Christ is a Christian community located in the Woodmont borough of Milford, CT. We live our communal life with the following Core Values in mind: promoting spiritual growth; creating Scripture-driven, exuberant worship; championing peace and justice for all; embracing diversity, while welcoming all with unconditional love; caring for God’s creation through mission to people and the environment; and seeking the will of a forgiving God.

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Zion Episcopal Church

Zion Episcopal has been a presence in North Branford for over 200 years and is known as “the little church with a big heart.” We gather for joyful worship, study, community, and service and strive to use our gifts and resources for God’s mission of reconciliation and restoration. We believe that every human being is a beloved child of God and  welcome all who seek the healing love of Christ regardless of age, sex, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or socioeconomic status.