We the First United Church of Christ, Congregational, in Milford, Connecticut believe all people are created in God's own image, infinite in diversity, and one in the body of Christ. God bestows full humanity to all people, and all are uniquely and completely loved by God. No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here ... [ more ]
BE THE CHURCH FROM HOME
We believe as Christians that we are called, not just to go to church but to Be The Church. This is as true today as ever. We invite you to join us as we worship God in safety, care for the vuneralble and support each other. We welcome people who are looking for a spiritual home for the first time during the ongoing coronavirus response, as well as those who have worshiped with us many times before. Follow this link to learn [ more ]
Update on the Church's Efforts to Adapt to the Pandemic
January 2021 - The Adaptation Vision Team continues to bring together church leaders to steer ongoing big-picture responses to the pandemic... [ more ]
Below is a summary of current events and breaking news at First Church. Click on the "more" links for the full story on any related item.
2021 Stewardship Campaign
For Stewardship Campaign Letter and links to commitment cards, click [More]. For digital commitment, click here
First Church News & Events
Visit the Newsroom section of our Website for all the latest news and events, including our monthly Parish Post as well as our weekly E-Herald and Worship Bulletin. [ more ]
Faith Formation / Christian Education!
We offer learning opportunities for members and friends of all ages, who seek a deeper understanding of Christian faith. Kelsey DeCarlo, Minister of Faith Formation; chair Kyrah Keating; the Faith Formation Committee; and all the teachers help create inspiring and formational discipleship opportunities ... [ more ]
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 17, 2021. Here's a quick view of the enriching programs and events come up. [ more ]
Join the Music Ministry of First Church
Come join the Music Ministry at the First United Church of Christ, Congregational in Milford and be part of a diverse musical community that includes six dynamic ensembles, a vibrant concert series and many opportunities for you to praise God through music. Our mission is... [ more ]
Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Updated: December 2020
The church buildings have been closed from most normal business since mid-March, with the exception of the Food Closet, staff, and church leaders entering for essential business. We planned on making the West Wing and Fellowship Hall available for small groups, but the spike that began in November has made that impossible for now.
We have online 10 AM worship services broadcast online [ Learn More ] and are having some indoor worship during Advent and again starting on January 10th.
Staff can be reached via email or the main voicemail (203.877.4277).
In all that we do, leaders are keeping four main priorities in mind:
Safety: In loving God, neighbor, and ourselves, we understand safety to be the highest priority. We will make decisions on activities based on safety and, as far as we can, the orders of the state and federal government.
Please let me know if you can help connect within the church community, and please help us support the church's mission in the weeks to come.
Funeral Policy during the COVID-19 Pandemic
UPDATED, September 2020: Click here to read the updated temporary policy concerning funeral, memorial services, and gravesides connected to the church and its pastors. [ more ]
First United Church of Christ
34 West Main Street
Milford, CT 06460
All are welcome at First Church! As an inclusive community of God's children, we affirm the radical welcome and hospitality of the United Church of Christ; No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
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