Service Times



10:15 AM Sundays -- The United Church of Rowayton, 210 Rowayton Avenue


From the first Sunday after Labor Day, through June our services are held at 10:15 a.m. except for special services such as our Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday in addition to two services on Christmas Eve and three on Easter Sunday.


Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.


Summer Worship (July-August)  

The summer worship experience of our Family of Faith remains to be an important and vital part of our overall worship program.  I am very excited to announce that this summer we will be sharing the summer Pinkney Park experience with the Rowayton United Methodist Church. Worship will continue to be at 9:15am. I and Pastor Karen Eiler will lead worship in July and August and on September 2. Both of us will lead worship on July 2 and on September 3. I will lead worship on the other Sundays in July and Karen will lead worship on the Sundays in August. This outdoor service, which has become very meaningful to many of our people, is casual, as people bring their own lawn chairs/blanket, coffee and enjoy the beauty of the Five Mile River and the peaceful setting by the gazebo. All are welcome.

If it is raining, worship will be held in the Sanctuary of the Rowayton United Methodist Church right across the street. 


 Other Services 



Christmas Eve Worship

On Christmas eve we will have two services. There will be a Family Worship Service with traditional readings and carols at 4:00pm.  Our Candlelight Service begins at 11:00pm.


Ash Wednesday - March 6, 2019 at 8:00pm

Throughout the years this service has become very meaningful for many of us. It is a time to have our spirits lifted with moments of prayer and quiet reflection upon the scripture lesson and readings shared. We also share Holy Communion and find strength and renewal in the Bread of Life and Cup of Love. We will also offer the imposition of ashes. We encourage you to begin looking toward Jerusalem by worshipping with us on Ash Wednesday.


4th Grade First Communion March 3, 2019

 On March 4th a Special Communion Service will be held and 4th graders will make their First Communion.


Maundy Thursday, Holy Communion and Tenebrae - April 18, 2019 at 8:00pm

This powerful service involves the lighting and extinguishing of candles as a reminder of the darkness that covered the Earth after the passion and crucifixion of Christ. Tenebrae, the Latin word for "darkness," is also observed to impress upon our hearts the tragic consequences of humanity's sin and the greatness of the Saviour's sacrifice at Calvary. Throughout this service, there will be readings highlighting the Passion Story of our Lord Jesus Christ. You are encouraged to join us for this meaningful service.


Good Friday - April 19, 2019 at 12 Noon

Reflections of the Seven Last Words of Jesus. The Rowayton United Methodist Church will be joining us for this special service of dramatic readings.


Easter Services Sunday - April 21, 2019

Sunrise Service at Bayley Beach (Time TBA) followed by community breakfast at the Rowayton Firehouse

9:15am Easter Festival Worship

10:15am Egg Hunt

11:15am Easter Festival Worship


Confirmation Sunday - May 5, 2019

The first Sunday of May is when we come together to celebrate Confirmation Sunday. On that special day, we gather together to both support and witness the journey of this year’s 10th Grade Confirmation Class as they officially become members of the Congregation.


Special Memorial Service - May 26, 2019

On the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend we remember all deaths throughout the past year. Please join us for this special worship service of remembrance at 10:15 am.


High School Senior Recognition - June 9, 2019

In June, Pastor John Livingston will recognize our graduating seniors during a worship service. Please join him as we affirm our commitment to supporting our own high school seniors and walk with them as they continue their life’s journey.