Past Special Events

Tower Restoration Celebration May 15 2010

On May 15th, 2010, First Lutheran held a festival to commemorate the restoration of our towers. The ravages of time, weather and neglect had compromised the structural integrity of our towers,built in the early 1900s. In early Winter, the Congregation voted the funds necessary to complete the restoration, and the six week project began in early May

Over 100 folks showed up, musicians played, the pastor gave a liturgical blessing, the engineers and project managers explained what they were doing, and great food was had by all.

Many thanks to Jennifer Kilps, Bill Hively and Eric Nilsson for all their preparation and hard work ,that made the day such a success!

John Darrow Speaking at the Celebration

FLCR Ushers, Basking in the Sunshine & Lutheran Camaraderie

Food, Music and Friendship are at the heart of our Christian Fellowship

Towering Celebration A Success

On Thursday, May 13, NBC 30 Connecticut broadcast a segment about our Tower Reconstruction Project, complete with pictures, and brief interviews with Dr. Bruce Fletcher and Jennifer Kilps.

Two days later the church hosted a "Towering Celebration" complete with speakers, music food, and a blessing - to celebrate the inauguration of the six week reconstruction, and the inclusion of our Church into the the Connecticut Register of Historic Places. Many thanks to all who made this weekend a success! For further information, including pictures, and music that was played that day, please peruse our page on the Towering Celebration

ELCA Book of Faith Festival May 1, 2010

First Lutheran Church of the Reformation will be hosting a synod wide Book of Faith Festival, sponsored by the New England Synod of the ELCA. This program, underwritten by the ELCA. is designed to enhance the biblical literacy of Lutherans throughout the United States.

The Holy Bible, besides forming the essence of our Christian Faith, is also the most influential book ever written. Its effects are still felt today in music, art, literature, and public dialogue. Bibilical literacy is vital towards understanding, on multiple levels, our faith, our Creator and Western Civilization.


  • Registration/Coffee

  • Morning Prayer

  • Keynote Address

  • Break

  • Workshops - Session #1

  • Lunch

  • Workshops - Session #2

  • Keynote Address

  • Festive Eucharist