BE THE CHURCH FROM HOME

Even though the church buildings are closed as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, we remain active in worship, faith formation, and outreach ministries!

Update on the Church's Efforts to Adapt to the Pandemic

May 14, 2020 - Church Moderator Ann Sabo and Senior Pastor Rev. Adam Eckhart have written an important update on the ongoing process to adapt our community and ministries to the challenges of the pandemic.
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Email revadam@firstchurchofmilford.org if you need pastoral care and he can correspond and/or set up a time to talk.

We welcome all to join us in Worship and Service online at First United Church of Christ in Milford.

HINTS: When joining a Zoom meeting for the first time, your Web Browser will prompt you to install Zoom. It's safe and easy! Just follow the prompts. Also: When a Zoom meeting is running click the "Gallery View" button in the upper right-hand corner to see more people. Click the Audio and Video buttons in the lower left-hand corner to toggle them on/off.

Bible Study

Sunday at 8:00 AM - Join us in Zoom for our online Sunday Bible Study.
https://zoom.us/j/94711240250    Meeting ID: 947 1124 0250
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Hymn-Sing

Sunday at 9:15 AM - Make a Joyful Noise with us on Facebook LIVE for our online weekly hymn-sing.
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Weekly Worship

Sunday at 10:00 AM - Join us on YouTube for our weekly streaming online Sunday Worship.
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NOTE: Please see the Attachments at the bottom of this page to view or print this week's Worship Bulletin, Hymns, and other Bulletin Inserts / Announcements. Thank you!

Worship Offering and Pledge Payments

Please consider making a Worship Offering or Pledge Payment online during (or after) Sunday Worship. Your continued support is critical and very appreciated during these challenging times.
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[ Pledging, Gifts and Memorials ]

Coffee Hour

Sunday at 10:45 AM - Join us in Zoom following worship for our online Coffee Hour
https://zoom.us/j/81395391700    Meeting ID: 813 9539 1700
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Sunday School

Each week, our First Church families receive an email from Kelsey DeCarlo with the Sunday School lesson for the week and additional resources. These are moving to a pre-recorded format so they will continue through Kelsey’s upcoming maternity leave. If you would like to be added to the weekly emails, please let Kelsey know at faithformationminister@firstchurchofmilford.org. The videos are on YouTube.
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Music Ministry

Music Meditation Videos will be posted to both Facebook and a YouTube playlist every morning of the shutdown around 9 am. These videos, along with a tour of the pipe organ, organ performance videos, and special music sessions are on YouTube. If you want to connect more with the Music Ministry reach out to musicminister@firstchurchofmilford.org. Stay musically connected!
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Junior Pilgrim Fellowship

Our middle school youth group meets and checks in weekly over Zoom. If you have a middle schooler, are interested in joining us, and are not already on our JPF email list - please let Kelsey DeCarlo know at faithformationminister@firstchurchofmilford.org.

Senior Pilgrim Fellowship

Our high school youth group meets and checks in weekly over Zoom. If you have a high schooler, are interested in joining us, and are not already on our SrPF email list - please let Rev. Ashley Grant know at srpfmilford@gmail.com.

Outreach Ministries

First Church practices our mission of care in many ways. The Food Pantry continues to serve many individuals and families each week. Emma Davis Medical Equipment Ministry continues to be open to serve those in need, but is not accepting returns or donations at this time. Milford Food 2 Kids continues to support the Public School System Food Service program, during the school closure, in order to reach the most children and youth in town. After Easter and as opportunities for service arise, we invite you to check in on our “Get Involved” page of our website.

Weekly Meditation

Tuesday at 7:00 PM online via Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/93839238314    Meeting ID: 938 3923 8314
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OTHER CHURCH NEWS AND EVENTS

First Church Quarantine Bingo

May 2020 - Join us for First Church's own version of Quarantine Bingo! Bingo cards will be collected (virtually) June 1-4th at 5pm, and the drawing will be done June 4th at 8pm on Facebook Live. Cards can be posted to the church's facebook article, or emailed to musicminister@firstchurchofmilford.org. Pictures of completed cards are acceptable.
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Book Discussion for Kids and Adults

Wednesday, May 27th, 6:00-6:45 PM -  If you love to read and have been trying to find a story about living in a challenging time, we suggest joining us for a discussion of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s fifth book in her Little House on the Prairie series: The Long Winter! (E-book editions are as inexpensive as 99 cents.) These sessions will take place on Zoom, facilitated by Melissa Schwartz and assisted by Rev. Adam. 
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Baccalaureate Sunday

Sunday June 7, 2020 - High School Graduations, College Graduations, Completion of Training & Programs of Study, Master's Program Graduations & Seminary Graduations—many in our community are reaching milestones. Join us on June 7, 2020 for worship, and let's celebrate these accomplishments!

We will also award the Susan B. Tweedie Memorial Scholarships during the worship service. For those who would like to contribute to The Susan B. Tweedie Memorial Scholarship Fund, supporting First Church high school seniors who have been active in our faith community and plan to continue their education, you are welcome to give online or you may send in a donation with "Tweedie Fund" in the memo line.

We ask families to send in pictures of their graduates and a description of their accomplishment, program of study and any next steps they plan or hope to take.  This information or a call to Rev. Ashley is due by May 28, 2020 so that we can prepare for worship. We are looking for grads to participate as liturgists.

Send to: srpfmilford@gmail.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               





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