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Parish Post December 2019 January 2020

Read about upcoming ministries, events & programs in the life of the church.  [ more ]

Upcoming Events

E-Herald February 23 - March 1, 2020

February 23 - March 1, 2020 Weekly First Church reminders about events taking place this coming week, and see worship service bulletin attached. [ more ]

Baby Shower for Kelsey & Joe DeCarlo

Sunday, March 1, 2020--Join us as we celebrate the anticipation of baby DeCarlo.  All are welcome.  [ more ]

Saver's Clothing & More Fun Drive

Saturday, April 25--9 AM-Noon. Clean out your closets for a great cause!  Your bags of donated items will benefit the SrPF Mission Trip & Saver's! [ more ]

EGG My House

April 11, 2020 - Surprise your loved one with a lawn full of pre-filled Easter Eggs! Senior Pilgrim Fellowship is running "EGG My House" for Easter 2020. Orders due by March 24!    [ more ]

Get Involved

NEW--Check out our new page with ministry opportunties & Sign Ups! Lots of ways to Get Involved. [ more ]

Recent News

Penny Lane Benefit Concert-New Year's Eve

December 31, 2019--We Rocked in the New Year for a great cause with Penny Lane, the southern Ct based Beatles tribute band. The concert benefited the church's Emma Davis Equipment Ministry.  [ more ]

SrPF Alum Reunion

On Sunday, Dec. 22---We gathered for the Senior Pilgrim Fellowship Reunion!  Folks who participated in the 1950's up through current SrPFers. What an impact SrPF has made over the years!  [ more ]

Outreach Cookie Sale--Dec 7!

Saturday, Dec. 7--Keeping Milford Warm Cookie Sale! Thank you to all who helped by baking cookies, and to those who purchased cookies! Together we helped raise over a $1000 for Keeping Milford Warm.   

Senior Pilgrim Fellowship Schedule Fall 2019

We have an event-filled Fall! Mark your calendars! [ more ]

Five Churches Hold Benefit Concert for Milford Pride

Friday, October 25, 2019 - MILFORD - Under a rainbow of floating peace cranes, five local churches came together in ecumenical partnership, to hold a heart-opening benefit concert for local LGBTQ+ advocacy group, Milford Pride. The concert, hosted by First Church's Open and Affirming (ONA) Ministry, starred award winning singer-songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine and raised over $1000 for the grass-roots organization ... [ more ]

Special Guest Preacher: Rev. Evalyn Wakhusama of Kenya

Sunday, October 13, 2019 - Rev. Evalyn Wakhusama will preach at our worship services. Rev. Wakhusama is the founder of the Nambale Magnet School in Kenya, dedicated to helping children who are impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic to get quality education and be future community leaders. Wakhusama is only the second female to be ordained in the Anglican Church in Kenya. She received the Lux et Veritas award from Yale Divinity School in 2011 related to her inspiring work. Revs. Adam and Ashley were classmates of Rev. Wakhusama at Yale Divinity School and are thrilled that the Deacons and Outreach ministries have invited her to preach about how God connects her ministry with ours. Please join us for this special worship service.

Silent Movie Night! (Nosferatu)

Saturday, October 12 - Join us for our second annual Silent Movie Night on October 12th at 7pm! Organist Daniel Brownell will provide live original accompaniment to Nosferatu, the first vampire film of the silver screen. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $5 for children 5-18. Tickets include popcorn and water. All proceeds go to the continued upkeep and long-term restoration projects for our pipe organs ... [ more ]

Word Search on Faith, Money, and Values

Click here for the word search puzzle from September 29, 2019, on faith, money, and values. [ more ]

New Haven Pride March

Saturday, September 21, 2019 – New Haven Green - 165 Church Street - Registration begins at 1:00pm, March begins at 1:30pm.  The Open and Affirming Ministry invites you to walk with us in the 2019 New Haven Pride March. We will be carrying the First Church Open and Affirming Banner we marched behind at Stonewall 50 World Pride in New York City this past June and we will be joining in the festivities in downtown New Haven after the march!  If you would like to walk with us, or for more information ... [ more ]

Bridges Step Forward Memorial Walk

Sunday, September 15, 2019 – The Open and Affirming and Christian Outreach Ministries will be worshiping with our feet again this year at the Bridges Step Forward Memorial Walk, a commemorative event to honor the tragic end to lives lost to addiction, overdose, suicide or other mental health related issues.  Our team will be commissioned at the 8:00 AM Chapel Service and then proceed to Fowler Field to participate in the commemorative observance, followed by the walk.  Please consider helping us support this important cause!  You can sign-up via Bridges website specifying “First Church” as your team when you register.  To sponsor the team, or for more information ... [ more ]

Crossword Puzzle: Sept. 8, 2019

Crossword Puzzle for worship on Sunday, September 8, 2019 (Luke 10:25-28) [ more ]

Solution: Crossword Sept. 8, 2019

Solution for Sunday, September 8, Crossword Puzzle ... [ more ]

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 ]

First Church Adopts Open and Affirming Covenant

June 9, 2019 - First Church 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 ... [ 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 ]

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