Local Ministries

Our Church is a vigorous community of faith rooted in an atmosphere that is a unique combination of  spirit, warmth, tradition and respect for diversity and individuality. If you look around the Meetinghouse on a Sunday morning, you will notice a caring congregation, sharing news about what is going on in their lives and in the life of our community. 

Below is a listing of the primary outreach and caring programs of our Church.  More is accomplished through our covenants with the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ and with our national church and its mission programs as well.


White Gift Ministry

During the seasons of Advent and Christmas, we prepare our hearts for the miraculous gift of Christ. Having received of this gift, we hope to share God's love with others.  Ornaments decorate the trees in Fellowship Hall.  On each ornament you will find the Christmas wishes of a girl or boy in our area whose family needs our help this season.  The White Gift Collection Team asks the members and friends of First Church to take an ornament from the Giving Trees,  prayerfully consider the child and his/her wishes, and purchase the gift (or gifts) requested ... [ more ]


Time To Share - Christmas Charity Initiative

As in Advent seasons past, the Christian Outreach Ministry invites you to make donations to charities through the church's Time to Share Offering. Instead of buying gifts for a friend or relative (who may seem to have all they need), you may feel God's call to give a gift in the person's name. You also may feel called to give in memory of a loved one. Please consider sharing your gifts and blessings with others less fortunate and helping the church meet the needs of God's people in crisis ... [ more ]


Beth-El Center

Beth El Center is the primary outreach organization of the churches of Milford for the care of the hungry and the homeless in Milford and it is an important part of our Church's mission in the community.  The Beth El Center Board (whose current president, Marilyn Cormack, belongs to First Church) direct the work of its Food Kitchen, Pantry, Homeless Shelter, and other social service and advocacy programs. As one of the founding churches of Beth El and currently a sponsoring faith community ... [ more ]


Emma Davis Medical Equipment Ministry

The Emma Davis Medical Equipment Ministry is a medical equipment clearinghouse that has offered compassionate service in the region for several decades. Emma Davis was a member of the Church who spent a lifetime reaching out to the needy in Milford.  When Emma died in 1968, the Deacons were led by the Holy Spirit to continue part of her ministry.  Ever since, members of First Church have been gathering used medical equipment, wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds, etc., repairing the equipment and ... [ more ]


Milford Food 2 Kids

December 2017 - Milford Food 2 Kids is making a real impact in our town. Yes, Milford has kids who are food insecure. In February 2016, we launched a new program serving local school children--Food 2 Kids. School isn't just a place for learning for some of our most impoverished students, it is also the only reliable source of food in their lives. The sad truth is that from Friday afternoon until they return to school on Monday morning some of these children may not know if, or how much, they will get to eat at home.  Map The Meal Gap 2015 study shows Connecticut's overall child food insecurity rate is almost 19%, or 152,990 children state wide ... [ more ]


Milford Pastoral Counseling Center

Pastoral Counseling is the professional therapeutic discipline which helps people to apply the hope and wisdom of Biblical Faith to the difficult and painful problems of depression, anxiety, abuse, marital/ adolescent/family conflicts, and recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. The Milford Pastoral Counseling Center, housed in our Plymouth Building, was established and is supported by a group of churches in Milford, and is directed by Dr. John Sandel ... [ more ]





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