First Congregational Church of Greenwich Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale for Local Charities Continues Dec 3 & 4

As the holiday season approaches, Old Greenwich prepares for a festive annual tradition. Just across from Binney Park, on the front lawn of First Congregational Church of Greenwich (108 Sound Beach Avenue), the Annual Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale will get underway on November 26 and continue to December 4, 2022 (while supplies last) from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

The Sahrbeck family at the 2021 tree and wreath sale. Contributed photo

The sale will feature 500 fresh cut Frazer and Balsam Fir Trees from New Hampshire and over 300 balsam and mixed greens wreaths and roping.

“We’re excited to continue with this annual tradition of bringing high-quality trees to our neighbors while also sending meaningful grants to charities who need our financial support,” said Lauren Ghaffari, chair of the 2022 annual sale. “This year we will have more trees, larger trees, and a new wreath selection with balsam and mixed greens wreaths. Artisan handmade bows and decorated wreaths will also be available.” 

Every purchase comes with a purpose, as all proceeds raised through the sale with be given to six local charities that are serving families in this time of critical need including: Abilis, Barbara’s House, Building One Community, Mothers for Others, Pacific House (young adult program) and the First Church Fund to benefit New Covenant Center Soup Kitchen.

An important aspect of the sale is that it is a true community event.

Over 100 volunteers work at the sale and include church members, friends from the community, representatives of the agencies supported by the proceeds and even the Greenwich High School Freshman Football Team. The boys have used their muscle in previous years to unload the 500 trees when they are delivered to the church.

First Congregational Church of Greenwich (FCCOG) was established in 1665 and declares itself open and affirming to all for participation, membership, leadership and employment. The church’s mission is to proclaim the gospel to all people and to work for the promotion of justice, the reign of peace, and the search for human understanding in all our relationships. The FCCOG historical building features a bell tower with 12 copper and block tin bells, various cornerstones dating back to 1895, and renovated stained-glass windows that date back to 1896.