Music at First Church

For more than three hundred eighty years, music has been a central part of worship and community here at First UCC Milford!

We are united by our common goal to uphold the mission and vision of First Church as well as the Mission of the First Church Music Ministry which states:

"At First United Church of Christ (Congregational) of Milford, we strive to create and sustain a music ministry that provides its diverse congregation and the wider community with a variety of opportunities to praise and serve God through participation in and appreciation of great music."

The Music Ministry offers many opportunities to praise God through music including music in worship, concert experiences within and outside our walls, support of outreach initiatives to reach out to the community, and so much more. The core of our program is our ensemble program, which contains six music ensembles that offer music training and performance opportunities of the highest caliber to children, other youth, and adults of all ages, in a supportive and joyful environment. Prior experience, including the ability to read music, is not required to join any of our ensembles and all are welcome to attend any rehearsal at any point during the year. Membership in the Choirs is open to those who enjoy music, and while we are best when everyone can attend all rehearsals and performances, we work to be flexible, open, and affirming to all who wish to be a part of music here. Outside of the ensembles, we also have a vibrant music concert series each year, and other opportunities for engagement and involvement in such a vital part of our worship experience.

Please contact our Minister of Music, Daniel Brownell, with any questions.  Please also refer to the pertinent website pages for more information. Come and be creative with the Music Ministry this year!

SUMMER 2021 Update:

As we venture towards the "new" normal our post-pandemic world brings, know that Dan Brownell, Music Minister, and the entire Music Ministry Committee and Leadership Team, are working hard to make our ensembles and engagement in music as easy and comfortable for everyone as possible. We intend to utilize technology and streaming means to engage online congregants in both worship and rehearsal, and to start the indoor ensemble rehearsal plan as soon as possible. Please check back for the latest updates on this transition, and also keep an eye on FCM's Facebook page (First United Church of Christ Congregational Milford), for more information.

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