First Church Newsroom

Welcome to the First Church Newsroom! Click on any story below to read the full article.


BE THE CHURCH FROM HOME

BEING THE CHURCH SAFELY: At this stage of the pandemic, church buildings are not generally open to the public. However, we are still running outreach ministries; certain worship services can be attended with an RSVP; and staff are on the premises to do their work and can be contacted if you have a need. We welcome all to join us in Worship and Service online! Follow this link to learn.more ]


In-Person Indoor Worship for March 2021

Join us for our March 9:00 AM Sanctaury services. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Read Return Guidelines to know what to expect.

Easter 2021 In-Person Worship Services

The worship services are for 7 AM (Back Plymouth Lawn) and 9 AM In-Person (Main Sanctuary) on Sunday, April 4th.  Reservations are required.


Worship Participants Needed For Winter 2021 In-Person And Online

For Winter 2021, we are looking for worship participants and helpers: for the 9 AM Indoor Worship (Usher & Liturgist) as well as the 10 AM Online Worship (Liturgists who can record and submit by Wednesday prior to the dated service).  Check here to review available slots and to sign up.


Parish Post!

March 2021 - Read the latest edition of our Church's Newsletter.



Current News


Palm-a-Palooza

Help us deliver palms to 400+ church families! [ more ]


Lenten Opportunities

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 17, 2021. Here's a quick view of the enriching programs and events come up. [ more ]


March 2021 Online Bible Study

Click for details on this Lenten Bible study series on Mark 14 & 15... [ more ]


Lent 2021 Monday Reflections

Rev. Adam shares a new reflection each Monday for Lent 2021. For March 1, Adam reflects on 'The LIght at the End of the Tunnel.' [ 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 ]


Lenten Labyrinth

Coming SOON! We will be laying out the labyrinth the weekend of March 7, and hope that you will visit in the coming weeks. Thank You SrPF, Kaminskis, Patty Weller and our wonderful muscians!  [ more ]


Do Good Friday

April 2, 2021 - Join us for Do Good Friday. Step out to help us alleviate suffering. Walk solo or with your pod. Simple registration. Sponsorships & Donation welcome.   [ more ]


UCC Update on Texas Weather Disaster

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


Hymn Madness!

February 14 - April 9, 2021 - Join us for HYMN MADNESS!, our creative take on the NCAA tournament through the season of Lent... [ more ]


The Jolly Beggars Return (Virtually) to Milford

March 14-21, 2021-Feeling a little down about the prospect of another pandemic-era St. Patrick's Day? Well have no fear, because the Jolly Beggars are (virtually) here! The First UCC Milford Music Ministry is excited to host a virtual performance of this popular Irish band, to raise the St. Patrick's Day spirits of people everywhere. [ more ]


Pandemic Parenting

Nobody wrote a manual on how to do this, but God's wisdom can help ... [ more ]


Sunday School!

Join us for Sunday School - all youth are welcome!!!  [ more ]



Announcements


Pledge Campaign 2021

Pledge Sunday! Our Stewardship Ministry offers this letter and commitment cards for you to send in or bring on Pledge Sunday. Or click the 2021 Pledge Commitment button (side) to share your commitment digitally. Thank you for supporting First Church to continue ministering to God's people into the future.   [ more ]


First Church Food Closet needs your help!

Food Closet use has increased in recent weeks, and we are in need of some replenishing.  [ more ]


Personalized Bricks for Meetinghouse Walkway

In this new year, we think about our heritage and those who have influenced us and our upbringing. These are people in our lives whether it be friends or family members. We were all brought to God through their teachings and actions. What better way to remember them than through purchasing a brick in their memory which will line the walkway to our beautiful church entrance. [ more ]


Missing out on emails?

Check your spam folder!  We've heard lately that some of our Church family are missing out on our updates! To make sure you receive emails like the EHerald, Parish Post, updates from Faith Formation and Music, check your spam folder and add the senders to your contacts!


2020-21 Churchwide Theme - Back to Faith Essentials

During the pandemic, people and organizations have been reflecting on what is most essential about who they are and what they do. The church is no different.  [ more ]


Office Hours with Rev. Adam or Rev. Ashley

Want to schedule a visit with Rev. Adam or Rev. Ashley? Each pastor will be available to arrange meetings. They will practice safe distancing in our lovely and spacious Sanctuary. Simply fill out the form so that they can get in touch with you to schedule a time that is convenient for you. Available times include Monday - Thursday mornings or upon special arrangement. How to schedule: https://forms.gle/dgTVhV2h16fS1SD76. 


Teach Sunday School Digitally!

This fall, Sunday School will be online and seperate from our main worship service. We need teachers to help us share God's word with our First Church youth. For questions or to sign up contact Kelsey DeCarlo.  Have questions?  Worried about the time commitment?  It's about an hour a week. Help us understand any reservations you have on time commitments ... [ more ]


Needed Items for The Food Closet

Over these past few months, your generosity in giving to our Church Food Closet has been truly amazing! Thank you!! So that we can continue to help those in need in as many ways as possible, we are still in need of these items. Donations can be dropped off at the Church (follow Food Pantry signs) on Tuesdays between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM.


Support First United Church Of Christ Milford with AmazonSmile

If you're doing any online shopping with Amazon, please support the church! We are registered with AmazonSmile and receive .5% of the price of any eligible purchases you make! Before purchasing, please go to the church's AmazonSmile link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0662116 - feel free to share the link with your family and friends.


Get Your Copy Of The Upper Room

Are you missing reading your copy of The Upper Room? You can get it! Just email your name and address to milfordfirstucc@yahoo.com or call the Church office at 203-877-4277.  



Recent News


JPF Rock-A-Thon 2021

Saturday, February 13, 2021 - JPF is rocking virtually for 12 hours!!! [ 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 ]


Register for Sunday School

Sunday school begins on September 13th and we are so excited to be learning with you all!!!  [ more ]


New Columns on Our Meeting House

Four new mahogany columns, built to last another century or more!  Thanks to the Trustees and our church Sexton for supervising this on-time (a week early!) and on-budget project. These new columns were built from mahogany instead of white pine, and may last 150 years or more! Our contractors were excellent to work with. They will be coming back in a few weeks, at no charge, to inspect and fill in any wood gaps from heat expansion. [ 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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