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E-Herald October 13-20

October 13 - Weekly First Church reminders about events taking place this coming week. [ more ]

Senior Pilgrim Fellowship Schedule Fall 2019

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

Upcoming Events

Benefit Concert for Milford Pride

Friday, October 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - First Church's Open and Affirming Ministry cordially invites you to attend a moving, family-friendly evening of heart-opening, story-driven folk / pop starring award winning singer / songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine.  This is the Open and Affirming Ministry's first benefit event and promises to be an evening to remember!  Sponsorship opportunities are also available ... [ 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 ]

Recent News

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 ]

Golf Outing & All Church Picnic

Sunday, September 29--Join us for a Golf Outing & Picnic at The Orchard Golf Course. Foursomes are welcome to register or register as a single and join a group. All Ages are welcome to participate. Lots of games and activities for children & youth. [ 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 ]

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 ]

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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