Black Rock Congregational Church was established in 1849 in Bridgeport and moved to its current home at 3685 Black…More Rock Turnpike in Fairfield in 1967.
About 2,000 people worship at Black Rock Congregational Church every week, and the church won approval in November 2009 from the town's Inland Wetlands Commission to demolish its existing 33,000-square-foot church and build an 84,515-square-foot church in its place. The project, estimated to cost about $25 million, still requires approval from the Town Plan and Zoning Commission.
In 2007, a satellite campus in Stamford was established at the site of the former Long Ridge Congregational Church.
Ministries in Black Rock Congregational Church include children's ministries, student ministries, adult ministries, outreach, worship, missions, congregational care and spiritual development.
Senior Pastor Steve Treash, formerly an associate pastor at the church, accepted the position of senior pastor in 1997.
Black Rock Congregational Church says its mission is to know Jesus Christ and make Him known by making mature disciples who are equipped to glorify God through membership in His family, ministry in the church and mission to its community and beyond.
Black Rock Nursery School, established in 1969, is located on the campus of Black Rock Congregational Church at 3685…More Black Rock Turnpike.
The nursery school, open to children ages 2 through 5, states that its goal is to provide a safe and happy environment for pre-schoolers, while, at the same time, through work and play, sharing Christian values with them.
Black Rock Nursery School, which has 125 childen, provides a spiritual component in its curriculum and the school's Web site says that children will learn that God made the world and all that is in it, that Jesus is the Savior and that Jesus loves them. Special times are set aside for Bible stories, prayers, table graces and songs of praise.
Free play includes blocks, art, dress-up, kitchen corner, story corner, play-dough, puzzles, games, easel painting, cooking, simple science experiments and beginning writing activities.
Black Rock Nursery School offers classes for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds and a pre-kindergarten program for 5-year-olds. Classes are from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and an extended lunch bunch program, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., is offered for 4- and 5-year-olds on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The nursery school is open from Monday through Friday. Two-year-olds attend two days a week, 3-year-olds attend two or three days a week, 4-year-olds attend three or four days a week, and 5-year-olds attend five days a week.
The student-to-teacher ratio is 4 to 1 for 2-year-olds; 6 to 1 for 3-year-olds; and 8 to 1 for 4- and 5-year-olds.