Ridgefield's First Congregational Church brings back Bluegrass Coffeehouse

Pictured: Pastor Charles Hambrick-Stowe, Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, leads the church's Easter sunrise service in a previous year. All the church's ministries have come together to bring back the church's Bluegrass Coffeehouse event on Sunday, July 11, from 4 to 8 p.m.

Pictured: Pastor Charles Hambrick-Stowe, Senior Minister of the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, leads the church’s Easter sunrise service in a previous year. All the church’s ministries have come together to bring back the church’s Bluegrass Coffeehouse event on Sunday, July 11, from 4 to 8 p.m.

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All the ministries at First Congregational Church in Ridgefield have come together to make the return of its Bluegrass Coffeehouse a very special event.

On July 11, from 4 to 8 p.m., FCC will welcome members of the church and the community for an evening of music, food, fun and fellowship on the terrace at West Lane and 103 Main St. in town.

Excitement about this event bubbled up at a recent Church Council meeting when the Music Ministry announced plans to bring back the Bluegrass Coffeehouse after a long hiatus due to COVID. Adult, Mission and Youth Ministries, as well as members of the Men’s Bible Study, all volunteered to pitch in and help make the event something the whole town could enjoy.

An ice cream social kicks things off at 4 p.m. A participating food truck will fire up its pizza oven so it’s ready to serve hot, delicious pies when Bend in the River and The Angry O’Hara’s start playing at 5 p.m. There will also be an open bluegrass jam session from 7 to 8 p.m. Refreshments and sweet treats will be available throughout the concert.

Attendants are asked to bring camping chairs and set up a spot on the terrace to enjoy the evening. All are welcome to this free event; $10 donation is suggested.

For more information or questions call the FCC office at 203-438-8077.