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 ]


Music Celebration Sunday 2021! June 6, 2021

Join us for our Annual Music Celebration Sunday coming up on June 6, 2021!  The theme is Music: Thriving Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. [ more ]


In-Person Indoor Worship for May 2021

Join us for our May 9:00 AM Sunday Sanctaury services.  RSVP is encouraged but not required: seating is limited to thirty pews. Read Return Guidelines to know what to expect.


Worship Participants Needed For In-Person And Online

For Spring 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!

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


From the Trustees- The Steeple

A little over twenty years ago, First Church underwent a series of major renovations. The exterior of our Meetinghouse had a sill plate replaced, the church was painted, and the steeple was rebuilt. [ more ]


Support our First Church Sunday School

As we host more of our Faith Formation programs in person and outside, we need your help! Support us by volunteering or helping clear our Amazon wish list!

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Current News


Living Our Covenant Workshop Series

May 16, 2021New session added!  The ONA Ministry invites you to share your faith journey! Using a "Story Circle" we will continue exploring the ways that each of us are living our Church's Open and Affirming Covenant.  Repeat attendees are welcome!  The next session will be held via Zoom during "virtual coffee hour" at 10:45 AM on Sunday, May 16th. Please sign-up to join us for these faithful conversations! ... [ more ]


After Grief Book Group

Wednesdays - May (5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th), 7-8 PM on Zoom
Rev. Adam Eckhart facilitates this four-part series on The AfterGrief: Finding Your Way Along the Long Arc of Loss by Hope Edelman. [ more ]


Sunday School - Outdoors

May 16, 2021 - We are having outdoor Sunday School again! [ more ]


First Corinthians Bible Study

Sundays, May 16 & 23; June 6—11:30 AM-12:30 PM on Zoom
Rev. Adam facilitates three sessions on Paul's first letter to the church in Corinth.

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Children's Message Prayers - 4/18

In her 4/18 Children's Message, our Minister of Faith Formation (Kelsey DeCarlo) shared a few prayers with you all. Here they are! [ more ]


Pandemic Parenting

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

Current needs in the food closet [ 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 ]


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


First Church 101 (New Members Class)

Sunday, April 25th, Noon-1:45 PM, Zoom
If you want to learn more about the church's faith tradition, ministries, and history, this is the meeting for you! First Church 101 is geared especially to newer participants in our faith community... [ more ]


Women's Retreat

April 24, 2021--Women's Day Retreat to Silver Lake.  Register and join us!  Members and Friends welcome. [ more ]


Resurrection Organ Concert on Youtube!

April 10th, 7pm on Youtube-Join us for a special post-Easter concert featuring our Minister of Music Daniel Brownell, and some wonderful post-Easter favorites... [ more ]


Palm-a-Palooza

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


Lenten Labyrinth

Come & Walk! The labyrinth is ready for you; hope that you will visit in the coming weeks. Thank You SrPF, Kaminskis, Patty Weller and our wonderful muscians!  [ more ]


Men's Ministry

Saturday February 27, 2021 - 8:00am - Please Join Mens Ministry during the Lenten season for our discussions from the Book - Lenten Discussions For Curious Christians: Conversations in the purple season By John Zehring [ more ]


Can and Bottle Drive

Saturday, February 20, 2021--9:30 AM-11:30 AM - Let's Recycle and Redeem Milford!   [ more ]


Lenten Opportunities

Quick overview of the enriching programs and events come up. [ more ]


JPF Rock-A-Thon 2021

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


Midwinter Virtual Karaoke Night

Saturday January 30, 2021- Mid-winter Karaoke- Bring your steaming mug of hot chocolate and sing away your winter blues! Choose a song or two to sing ahead of time or be spontaneous! [ more ]


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