About Us

Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ, founded in 1820, is the oldest African American Congregational UCC church in the world. The church is located in the historic Dixwell neighborhood, just five blocks north of the heart of downtown New Haven, Connecticut and Yale University and adjacent to Yale Divinity School.  With an active attendance of approximately 125 congregants, the church welcomes many visitors.
The congregation’s  history is intertwined with the history of the city of New Haven, having  emanated and evolved from Center Church and United Church on the Green. Likewise, we celebrate life and living within a contemporary world where God is still speaking and new mercies continually unfold. 
Weekly worship is on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am and includes a robust musical program consisting of traditional hymns and anthems, as well as traditional and contemporary gospel music.

Dixwell Church is  aligned with its traditions of powerful preaching and vibrant musical worship, offering a hospitable space for people to encounter and engage the grace, love and peace of God.