Current News

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Parish Post--October and November 2019

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

E-Herald November 17-24

November 17- Weekly First Church reminders about events taking place this coming week. [ more ]

Get Involved

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

Annual Craft Fair

Sat. Nov. 16 & Sun. Nov. 17--Visit the fair at 34 West Main Street Fellowship Hall. Crafts, Gifts, Baked Goods! Tell your friends. [ more ]

SrPF hosts Parents Night Out

Fri. Dec. 13--SrPF to host Parents Night Out! [ more ]

Senior Pilgrim Fellowship Schedule Fall 2019

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

Upcoming Events

Hoodies for Local Teens & Kids

THANK YOU! -- If you would like to continue to provide a warm layer, bring hats, socks & gloves to fill the Giving Trees in Fellowship Hall and the Narthex when the ornaments have been taken. [ more ]

Brown Bag Sunday

Nov. 3--Brown Bag Sunday!  Help us stock the Food Closet. Bags with lists of needed items will be handed out at Church on Oct. 27. But you are welcome to start shopping! Thank you for your generosity to those who are food insecure in our town. [ more ]

Recent News

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 ]

Saints Dinner

October 27, 2019--Join us for a pasta dinner to celebrate the saints among us! Sign up and invite someone who has impacted your faith. This dinner is sponsored by our Youth Ministries. [ more ]

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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