Journeys: Tours and Hikes

September and October are our months to take some physical journeys around the church and to learn about where the church has come and where it is going. 

Church Tour: Sun., Sept. 30th, 11:30 AM-12:15 PM
The sites of our Main Church (Meetinghouse) and Plymouth Building have been centers for worship and ministries for centuries and remain vital because of countless people who minister in love and faith.
Find out more about the history of the spaces and how they are being used today--get to Fellowship Hall, our lower levevl social space in the Main Church (34 West Main St.) by 11:30 AM for this fifty-minute tour. Stick around after if you'd like to attend First Church 101, our membership class, in the Church Library, until 2 PM.

Pastors' Houses Tour: Sun., Oct. 7th, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Did you know that some of the first Yale College seniors in the early 1700s were instructed by a First Church pastor in his house on North Street?
Did you know that both Aaron Burr and George Washington were assisted in their visits to Milford by First Church leaders and spent time in a tavern that has once been the home of a First Church pastor?
Find out about these things and more at the October 7th pastors' houses tour, starting at 11:30 AM in Fellowship Hall. You needed to be ready to walk a mile or to drive to four locations in the downtown Milford area.

New Haven to Milford Settlers Hike: Sun., Oct. 21st, 11:30 AM-4:00 PM
In August 1639, the first European settlers of Milford traveled from New Haven, where they had spent the previous year, to the land they had purchased by the Wepawaugs and the river named for them.
Some made their way by boat but others hiked the ten or so miles.
In this year of journeys, members of First Church are invited to follow in the footsteps of those settlers by gathering at Center Church in New Haven at 11:30 AM (we will have some cars to assist in getting dropped off) and hiking approximately eleven miles, back to First Church Milford.
The sidewalks come very close to the streets and there are many busy streets to follow, so we suggest that any children be at least nine years old and each child must be accompanied by an adult. Wear walking or hiking shoes and be ready for October weather. The church will provide snacks but please eat a lunch before we hike and have a water bottle handy. Sign up by calling the church office at 203.877.4277 or find the sheet in Fellowship Hall.  

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