Who We Are:
Center Church has been a part of the Meriden community since its founders departed from the congregational church in Wallingford in the early 1700s. Established in Meriden in 1729, Center Church has been a mainstay in the community ever since. Our current building has stood since 1830 - with some renovations done along the way to be sure! If you live in the Meriden area, you've surely driven past us on the corner of East Main St. and Broad St., so why not come join us? We are so excited to get to know you and welcome you into our faith community! Check out all that we are up to on our ENews Page!
We are an Open and Affirming Church!
This means that whoever you are and wherever you are in your life's journey, YOU are welcome here - to explore your faith, to meet new people, and to strengthen your personal relationship with God. We believe in and practice an inclusive theology that rejects the notion that ones identity can possibly be sinful, and resists bigotry and exclusive ideology. You are welcome to bear and be your authentic self without fear of shame or condemnation.
Interact with Center Church:
COVID-19 Memorial Service
The Meriden Clergy Association along with Center Church will host a time of reflection and remembrance in honor of those lost and affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us on Sunday, November 7th as we look back on both the loss and resiliency found within the community, and dedicate a temporary memorial in honor of all who have been affected by the virus. Service will begin at 2pm in our sanctuary, then will move outside to dedicate the memorial.
The United Church of Christ
The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action. With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world. The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where “…they may all be one” (John 17:21).
Dot's place is a program that works in conjunction with Chrysalis Center Inc. to provide affordable housing to domestic violence victims while they navigate a new chapter in life. Click on the Dot's Place logo to find out more about the program, and click on the news article to see an interview with a recent tenant of ours!