We believe God is moving in Hartford and we want to be a part of this movement.

What to expect.

People dress mostly informal from shirts, ties, dresses and heels to jeans and sandals. Expect personal connections with each other as we are still a small congregation. Enjoy vibrant worship music, bible messages, and inspiring sermons during a service that is about an hour long. Quality child care for your kids during service. Expect updates about what’s going on in the lives of our people.

When there is Communion, everyone is invited to come forward to partake in the communion elements. All believers in Jesus are welcome at communion, not just members!

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to glorify Jesus Christ and bless the city of Hartford. The vision of the church is to participate in and experience God’s Beautiful Restoration. Our seed verse is Isaiah 61:1-4: "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor. They will rebuild the ancient ruins and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations“.

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Hartford City Church is an Evangelical Covenant church. Hartford City Church is also known as Hartford City Covenant Church, part of the Evangelical Covenant church. The Evangelical Covenant Church seeks to form and nurture communities that are deeply committed to Jesus Christ and passionately engaged in Christ’s mission in the world. The purpose of Covenant affirmations is to make clear the values and principles that have guided the Evangelical Covenant Church since its founding in 1885.

New members are asked two questions: “Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior and promise to follow him as Lord?” and “Do you accept the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testaments, as the word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct?” They are then asked if they intend to live as faithful followers of Christ and members of the church and denomination. But on another level, of course, the answer is a good deal more complex. While the Covenant Church does not require adherence to any written creed, we take our theology very seriously, and our history as well.

We are a Reformation church, a part of the Church universal, and an evangelical church. In that heritage, we share certain central beliefs, which draw us together in faith and fellowship and make possible a freedom among us on more widely ranging issues. We describe those central beliefs as “affirmations”: We affirm the centrality of the word of God. We affirm the necessity of the new birth. We affirm a commitment to the whole mission of the church. We affirm the church as a fellowship of believers. We affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit. We affirm the reality of freedom in Christ.

Our Affiliations

We are members of the East Coast Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church:

Evangelical Covenant Church
East Coast Conference

We are also connected in ministry partnership with these Hartford Churches:

Citadel Of Love
House of Praise and Worship
South Church

We are also a member of the Faith Based Initiative cohort of Hartford Churches.