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First Church Adopts Open and Affirming Covenant

June 9, 2019 - Today, the First Church of Milford held a special congregational meeting following our Pentecost worship service where we overwhelmingly adopted the Open and Affirming Covenant as presented by the Church Board. This covenant is the result of more than two years of discernment. The vote was 84 in favor, 1 opposed, 1 abstention ... [ more ]

E-Herald July 19 - July 28

July 19, 2019 - Weekly First Church reminders about events taking place this coming week. [ more ]

Upcoming Events

Summer Beach Services

Summer 2019 -- Join us at Gulf Beach for 8:00 AM Worship! Bring a chair and invite a friend on June 30, July 21, and August 11 ... [ more ]

Interfaith Service Day

August 8, 2019 -- Join visiting Jewish, Muslim, and Christian youth from Israel and Palestine for an interfaith day of service. New Haven Green, Thursday August 8th, 8:00 a.m. Volunteer Opportunities include: Sacred Cemetery: Care and Restoration; Habitat for Humanity: Housing Construction; Save the Sound: Beach Cleanup; Meal preparation and distribution; Peace Billboard Painting on New Haven Green; Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS). Visit for information on projects or to Sign up to Participate. See Full Flyer Here. [ more ]

Recent News

Stonewall 50 WorldPride March

Sunday June 30th -  Members of the Congregation worshiped with our feet on in the Stonewall 50 Pride Parade in New York City. [ more ]

Commemorating Stonewall – Celebrating 50 Years of Pride

Friday, June 28th - First Church hosted a wonderful special worship service this evening commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, and celebrating the birth of the Pride movement they inspired. Joined by members of Woodmont UCC, Mary Taylor UMC and Milford Pride, the festive service included moving hyms such as For All the Children, Singing for our Lives, as well as a "fuller version" of In the Midst of New Dimensions ... [ more ]

SrPF to Travel to Horton Center

June 2019--SrPF prepares for Mission Trip to Horton Center in the White Mountains National Forest.   [ more ]

Blessing of the Animals

Wednesday May 15th, 6:30 PM, Back Plymouth Lawn - All creatures great and small are welcome to be blessed by the church! Bring your pet(s) or a picture of them, and after a song and a couple of prayers, church leaders will offer a blessing for each animal. Refreshments to follow. Rain date: Thursday May 16, 6:30 PM

Iftar Dinner

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 7:30 PM - Fellowship Hall  - First UCC is hosting this dinner along with the Turkish Cultural Center, with an educational moment. Dinner will begin a few minutes after 8:00 PM. Contact Marisol Cummings or Jamie Rude for more information.

Earth Day Journey To Water

On April 28, 2019--Support the effort to get clean/safe water to those who need it. We started this effort on April 19, 2019, Good Friday, when we gathered at Walnut Beach. We considered the Journey to Water as part of our Journey theme.  This Earth Day, consider helping those who face great challenge accessing life-sustaining water. [ more ]

Planning for Difficult Medical Decisions

March 31, 2019--Dr. Terri Fried, doctor of internal medicine and geriatrics at Yale School of Medicine, gave a 25-minute talk and answered questions for 45 minutes [click for audio recordings] [ more ]

Milford Food 2 Kids

Have you ever seen a hungry kid? Ask a school teacher.  We will fill the gap, the gap between Friday and Monday, when many children may not know if and how much food will be available to them.  We are delivering individual bags of food to some of Milford's children who could use a little more food secruity ... [ more ]

ShopWithScrip- Gift cards

Now Easier than Ever!-- Buy or order gift cards to stores you already go to at face value in the Narthex before service or at coffee hour! Check or cash only. [ more ]

Women's Retreat

October 11-13--Women's Retreat.  Register and join us!  Members and Friends welcome. [ more ]

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