Our History

From the top of Sackett Hill, The Warren Congregational Church has been continually shining the light of the Gospel into to the town of Warren and the surrounding communities since it was established 1756. In 2016 the Church will be 260 years old. The Reverend Silvanus Osborn, a graduate of Princeton College was the first minister called to serve the Warren Congregation. In the beginning the church met at people’s homes, and later at the schoolhouse. The first church building was built by 1767, and stood slightly in front of our current church building. The present church building was built in 1818, and is an excellent and well-preserved example of Federal architecture. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.

Today adjacent to the sanctuary the Church features a large modern Fellowship Hall with a commercial kitchen where many church and community events are held. The downstairs of the Fellowship Hall houses the church offices, classrooms and the Warren Congregational Church Childcare Center.

Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”

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The Warren Congregational Church (WCC) has been affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC) since 1957. It also has the distinction of being the only church in Warren, and we recognize a need to serve a population of Christians with a diversity of denominational traditions. To fulfill this mission, we offer persons an alternate election to the usual membership called an “Associate Member”.  This category recognizes a person as a full Warren Church member, with all of the membership rights and obligations. An Associate Member is not formally affiliated with the United Church of Christ.