News Archive

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Quilting the Story

Join in this Lenten season by making a quilt square based on your favorite Bible story! [ more ]

So What Music Have You Missed?

We have started to sing together again at outdoor worship. Help us plan for what's next!  [ more ]

UCC Update on Texas Weather Disaster

Read more about the unfolding situation in Texas. [ more ]

White Gift Mission 2021 Under Way!

December 2021 - Our White Gift Mission 2021 runs through Dec. 13. You can help local children who need a little extra help this Christmas. [ more ]


Join us for 10 AM Worship on Sunday, May 1st as we celebrate our Confirmands! Please keep them in your prayers as we finish the remaining part of this leg of their Faith Journeys!


Saturday, April 30 is our effort of support to others through our Mission Trip to Good Works in Athens Ohio. Senior Pilgrim Fellowship is making several soups for you to enjoy. [ more ]


Saturday, April 30 - 9:00 AM TO NOON - The plant sale takes place from 9:00 a.m. to Noon in the church parking lot, 46 West Main Street, Milford. Start a
garden and grow peace in your soul! Presented by First Church's Outreach Ministry.


Monday April 25 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM - First UCC Milford welcomes people to learn about this congregation's dynamic history and exciting present, and potential for them to be a part of its future. [ more ]

Easter Breakfast Benefiting Ukraine

April 17, 2022 - Sign Up to join us for Easter Breakfast in Fellowship Hall, sponsored by the Outreach Ministry to benefit Ukraine Emergency Relief.  [ more ]

Do Good Friday

Friday April 15 - 9:30am-12:30pm Join us on Good Friday for Do Good Friday! [ more ]

Silver Lake - Summer 2022!

The Faith Formation Ministry is offering scholarships to First Church youth who are interested in attending Silver Lake this summer [ more ]

Food Drive

April 3, 2022- Fill our pantry at First United Church of Christ of Milford! Food Drive this Sunday, April 3, 2022 from 11AM - 1 PM. Check out the list of needed donations. Food can be dropped off on Sunday, in the church parking lot: 46 West Main Street, Milford, CT! [ more ]

Lent At Home

Pick up your Lent At Home bag to set up your own Lenten Place in your home. [ more ]

Milford Food 2 Kids to march in St. Patrick's Day Parade

Mar 19, 2022 - Volunteers welcome to march with Milford Food 2 Kids in the St. Patrick's Day Parade! Sign Up!  [ more ]

Rock-a-Thon 2022

Saturday, March 19 to Sunday, March 20 - Junior Pilgram Fellowship (JPF)  is rocking for 24 hours! [ more ]

The Jolly Beggars Return (Virtually) to Milford

March 11-20- Join us for another exciting online extravaganza with the Jolly Beggars. Due to last year's overwhelming popularity, we are hosting our Second Annual Online Jolly Beggars Event. [ more ]

Lenten Devotion Small Group

Thursday, Mar 3, 10, 17, 31 & Apr 7 - Join our Good Enough devotion small group. [ more ]

An Adventure at Kinship Glassworks

February 27, 2022 - Youth from @firstchurchofmilford and Trinity in New Haven had a blast at @kinshipglassworks Thank you Chris, Brian and Ryan for guiding us through the creative process, for the experiential education, and for the warm atmosphere and welcome! Check it out & follow us on Instagram. [ more ]

New Testament for Beginners

Monday, February 21 & 28; March 7, 14, 21 & 28; April 4--6:30 PM
Zoom (click on 'more' for the link) [may also be in-person if COVID cases decrease]

If you haven't read the Christian Bible, but want to figure out how to and what it might mean to you and many other people, then here's your opportunity! Senior Pastor, Rev. Adam Eckhart, leads a brief overview of the New Testament, with sessions that explore each of the four Gospels; Acts; and... [ more ]

Diaper Drive

Diaper Drive - Now through Feb. 1, 2022! Consider donating. Learn more. [ more ]

Milford Pastoral Counseling Center Being Dissolved

February 1, 2022 - The Milford Pastoral Counseling Center (MPCC) was formed in 1981 by local Protestant congregations. Since its inception MPCC has been propelled by the ministry of the Rev. Dr. John Sandel. Dr. Sandel was the executive minister and primary counselor... [ more ]

Music Ministry Updated Plans

The Music Ministry Ensemble Program will extend its hiatus until Jan. 30th while we wait for the virus spike to come back down.  Safety is our utmost concern as we move forward, and we hope to begin making music again soon.   [ more ]

Join us for a weekend of Great Christmas music! (Candlelight Carol 2021)

Join us for a special weekend of Christmas music making with an organ concert on 12/17, Mulheron plaque dedication on 12/19 in the morning, and our Annual Candlelight Carol Service at 4pm on 12/19.  [ more ]

The Bible from Scratch study series

Mondays: November 8, 15, 22, 29; December 6 & 13--6:30-7:30 PM
The six-session study, Old Testament for Beginners, starts on Monday, November 8th in Classroom A and online, 6:30-7:30 PM.
This study is geared toward people who have not studied the Bible in depth before... [ more ]

Milford Tree Walk

Nov. 6 -- Come Discover Milford's Arboretum at Milford Tree Commission's first ever Tree Walk & Talk. Join us on the historic Milford Green at 11AM (meet at the gazebo) for a guided walk. Read more from Kelly Miller, member of the First Church Green Team! [ more ]

Blood Drive

October 19, 2021 8am - 1pm - The American Red Cross URGENTLY needs blood! [ more ]

Fourth Annual Silent Movie- Jekyll and Hyde

Get ready for a spook-tacular weekend of fun as the Music Ministry hosts our Fourth Annual Silent Movie Night. This year, we will show the 1920 epic Jekyll and Hyde featuring John Barrymore, with Dan Brownell providing the ghostly organ accompaniment for our entertainment.  [ more ]

Short Story/Essay Reading Group

Wednesdays in October (6, 13, and 20), 7:30-8:30 PM - As part of our Created to Create theme, First Church is offering opportunities to reflect on art (and to make some, too!). [ more ]

Come be Part of "Our Town!"

October 2 & 3, 2021
First Church has received an exciting opportunity to support arts in our community. The Milford Arts Council is putting on "Our Town" the first weekend of October at Eisenhower Park. Our Music Minister, Daniel Brownell... [ more ]

Worship Banner Planning Meeting

Sunday, September 26, 2021--11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Online and In-Person [ more ]

Online Interfaith Discussion

April 15, 6:30-7:30 PM - First Church and our Open and Affirming Ministry is collaborating with the Turkish Cultural Center in Milford and Peace Islands Institute of CT to hold an online panel discussion on Ramadan and religious practices of the season. [ more ]

Prayer Vigil - I Come To The Garden

March 13, 2021-Gather to mark the year of closure due to the Pandemic. Remember those whom we have lost. Remember ways of life changed. Pray. Light a Candle. [ more ]

Essential Bible Study: Sermon on the Mount

Thursdays (Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4 and 11): 6-7 PM
Rev. Adam facilitates this study of Jesus' words which have shaped human history... [ more ]

Christmas Organ Concert on Youtube

December 5th, 7pm- Organ Concert on Youtube
~ Get in the Christmas spirit with our marvelous 1962 Holtkamp organ. [ more ]

First Annual Meeting of SNEUCC Conference a Success!

September 28, 2020 - by Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane, SNEUCC conference staff  - The pandemic may have kept members of the Southern New England Conference, UCC, from gathering in person for their first official Annual Meeting, but there was no impediment to the Holy Spirit. The Meeting was conducted virtually via Zoom, which was accessed through a phone, tablet or computer by approximately 600 people ... [ more ]

Executive Conference Minister Elected with Overwhelming Approval

September 28, 2020 - by Marlene Gasdia-Cochrane, SNEUCC conference staff  - The Rev. Darrell Goodwin - an LGBT African-American UCC pastor with experience in a variety of church settings - was elected as the new Southern New England Conference's first Executive Conference Minister by an overwhelming margin at Annual Meeting on September 26. [ more ]

Third Annual Silent Movie

October 24th, 2020 at 7:00pm - Join us for our Third Annual Silent Movie Night, as organist Daniel Brownell will lend his ghoulish organ talents to the Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Lon Chaney. [ more ]

Cornerstone Project Fall Festival!

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - 6:30 PM - First Church's Open and Affirming Ministry invites you to help support the Nambale Magnet School in Kenya. This year's Festival is online and features performances by renowned recording artists Ari Hest and Bobby Jo Valentine!  Get the latest news about Cornerstone Project and the Nambale Magnet School, as presented by Martine Nolletti and special guest Rev. Evalyn Wakhusama! ... [ more ]

Milford Pride Events

September 22, 23 & 25 - First Church's Open and Affirming Team and Rev. Adam invite you to check out the events and resources that MIlford Pride is offering on September 22, 23 and 25 ... [ more ]

Retirement Party for the Rev. Dr. John Sandel

Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 3:00 PM - Back Plymouth Lawn; 18 West Main St., Milford, CT.

After founding the Milford Pastoral Counseling Center (MPCC) and practicing psychotherapy there for almost four decades, John Sandel is retiring at the end of September 2020. The MPCC Board invites people to a social-distance get-together to honor Sandel's career. [ more ]

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