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Many Volunteers for Milford Food 2 Kids

June 6--Brad Durrell of the MIlford Mirror reports on our program!  We had a tremendous celebration and packing event on May 25.  We give thanks for all those who help pack, support and sponsor kids.   [ more ]


Cinco De Mayo SrPF Fundraiser Dinner

May 5, 2017 - SrPF invites you to our Fundraiser Dinner!  Help us get ready for the Mission Trip and enjoy a delicious dinner on a festive evening.  $10 per plate. Please Share!!! [ more ]


Good Friday Cross Walk & Wilcox Park Service

April 14--Join us as we honor this important day and do something Good on Good Friday for our local park! [ more ]


Skate Night for SrPF Mission Trip

Sunday, April 2--4:30 PM.Join us for an awesome evening at Milford Ice Pavilion.  Please Share this event, which benefits the Senior Pilgrim Fellowship Mission Trip to NJ in July 2017 to help rebuild homes destroyed in Hurricane Sandy!  Yep.  There are some folks who are still not back home.  Help us, help them! [ more ]


Movie Night to Benefit Milford Food 2 Kids

Friday, April 2--Join us for a family movie night to watch Trolls!  at Parson's Auditorium at 6:30 PM.  Please share this event with friends.  Thank you for your support. [ more ]


Hockey Night with First Church

Sunday, April 9--Join us at the Sound Tigers game!  3 PM Game. $20/ticket. Please share this with friends and colleagues.  [ more ]


Women's Retreat

Feb 25--Women't Retreat: No Distractions.  Register and join us!  Members and Friends welcome. [ more ]


Mulheron Organ Series Inaugural Concert

Join us on February 11th at 7pm as we launch the Frank Mulheron Organ Series with organist Daniel Brownell! [ more ]


Fall Showcase Concert (featuring Handel's Messiah) Sat. Nov. 12th at 4pm

HANDEL'S MESSIAH! Got your attention? Do you love hearing the beautiful Christmas music from Handel's Messiah around the holidays? Do you like hearing children sing and bells ring? Do you love to hear a magnificent organ roar in all its wonderful glory? Then you must run, not walk to our spectacular Fall Showcase Concert coming up THIS SATURDAY! NOV. 12th at 4pm!more ]


CT UCC New Website Launch

Nov. 7--CT UCC Launches New Site. Visit ctucc.org to see The Potter and the Clay: A Metaphor for Faith Formation.  First Church's Trevor Youngberg, Jim Altieri and Rev. Ashley created this offering and more to come.  And don't miss the article by our own Megan McCaskill!  [ more ]


Holiday Craft Fair

Nov. 19 & 20-First Church Women's Fellowship invites you to our Holiday Craft Fair!  On Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 AM and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9AM-Noon, come and choose great handmade crafts, sample delicious dips and goodies, purchase art and unique jewelry, and more...  [ more ]


Beth El Shelter Meal

Oct. 29, 2016-- Volunteers from First Church  prepared a meal for Beth El Shelter.  On the fifth Saturday of a month, this group of devoted and gracious volunteers gather to prepare and serve those who need a meal.  First Church is grateful for their ministry. [ more ]


Presence & Purpose At the Heart of the Holiday Season

Friday, November 4, 7-8:30pm: Laura Jarvis, facilitator from Pure Possibilities, will lead a workshop for our "First Friday Event" in Fellowship Hall. The program is designed for women who are hoping to intentionally, spiritually gear up for the coming holiday season. Friends and Members welcome! [ more ]


Food 2 Kids Named Non-Profit Grant Beneficiary

Sept. 10 - Milford Food 2 Kids is slated to be a Beneficiary of the DMBA Wine Trail! Thank you Downtown Milford Business Association. Read more to figure out where to buy tickets and times of this community event. [ more ]


July-Mid August Parish Post

This edition of the Parish Post touches on the Retirement of our Office Administrator, Phyllis Mullins; updates of several different events/ministries at First Church and some upcoming offerings during the summer.  Be sure to find out more about the "Coming to the Table" book study which will provide strategies for dealing with the technology age with our families and  reclaiming conversation. [ more ]


2016 Mission Trip

Sunday, June 26 - Saturday, July 2, 2016 - Follow our Mission Trip to San Marcos, TX! With 25 youth and 11 advisors, we have quite a group (and never a dull moment). [ more ]


Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Peace

Monday, June 13, 2016 - In the wake of the tragedy in Orlando, the First United Church of Christ hosted a Candlelight Prayer Vigil of Remembrance and Peace. We began by honoring our Muslim brothers and sisters as they broke their Ramadan Fast at sunset in our Sanctuary. The vigil then moved to the front steps and lawn of our Church with a moving candlelight service. [ more ]


Music Celebration Sunday on June 12th!

Come on out on June 12th for Music Celebration Sunday! Come and hear.... [ more ]


June Parish Post

Hard to believe that the 2015/2016 Program Year is coming to an end and Summer seems to have finally arrived!  However, there are still plenty of great things going on at First Church so be sure to check out our June Parish Post newsletter so you don't miss anything! [ more ]


A Trip to The Hotspot Glass Studio

May 12--Fourteen creative women from First Church traveled to The Hotspot Glass Studio in Fairfield for a mesmerizing and hot experience in glassblowing.  We created glasses, paper weights, ornaments and flowers from colored glass.  [ more ]


Confirmation 2016

May 1, 2016--Congratulations to our Confirmands!  12 young ladies and men re-affirmed their baptismal vows and were confirmed as members of First Church on Sunday. [ more ]


Why Do I Sit in the Balcony (at Church)

May 2, 2016-- Dave Gregory is a quiet theologian in residence at church.  Here's his most recent piece: Why Do I Sit in the Balcony (at Church).  Where do you sit at church? [ more ]


Community Builder Awards

April 29, 2016--Thomas Isaac receives a Star of Milford Award for Meeting Critical Needs because of his service through the Emma Davis Medical Equipment Ministry and work with the American Cancer Society.  Rick George received the Community Builder Lifetime Achievement Award from The United Way for years of sevice and compassionate attention to special ones in our community.  Congratulations to these and all of the recipients! [ more ]


Connecticut UCC This Month

News from the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ [ more ]


May 2016 Parish Post

May 2016 Parish Post newsletter [ more ]


April 9th: A Celebration of Vocal Music with Gina Consiglio and Erich Simo

Join us, Saturday April 9th at 6pm for the next concert in our series:  A Celebration of Vocal Music with Gina Consiglio and Erich Simo... [ more ]


Good Friday Stations

March 25--The Season of Lent ends and we begin the short, roller coaster ride from Palm Sunday through Holy Week, finding ourselves at that stunning moment of Good Friday, when it is hard to imagine a way beyond the tomb. Read about our stations and see pictures of the event. [ more ]


Easter 2016 News

On March 27--We shared in a Glorious Easter at First Church! The cranes took flight among us. The brass welcomed us into a spirit of Resurrection Worship. The chiors filled the sanctuary with light and song that surely made God smile. The confirmation class shared the folktake of The Three Trees. Rev. Adam lifted "up in the air" the story of Easter. [ more ]


March/April 2016 Parish Post

March/April 2016 Parish Post

Includes all the Easter Season Events and Schedule [ more ]


Music Pages Updated

Please see our newly updated Music Pages for information on our music ensembles. Lent is a great time to make a resolution to participate in music and we've got the ensemble for you...... [ more ]


Outreach Moment - Beth El Center

January 30, 2016 - For the past several years, First Church has been blessed with the opportunity to serve lunch to folks at the Beth El Center on the 5th Saturday of any month that has one. Our next opportunity is Saturday, January 30, 2016 between the hours of 9:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. We'd love to have more hands on deck while we ... [ more ]


Music Series: Guitar Concert!

Saturday, January 30, 6:00 PM - Matthew Miskin, master of many instruments, will share his musical gifts with us as part of our 2015-16 Music Series. Tickets are on sale through the church by speaking with Dan Brownell, Music Minister. [ more ]


JPF Peace-Filled Rock-A-Thon

February 18, 11AM - February 19, 11 AM--Our Junior Pilgrim Fellowship will rock in rocking chairs for 24 hours straight to raise awareness and funds to buy Recess equipment for Beardsley School and sponsor Spring Mission efforts and Scholarships for Silver Lake.  Read more about our efforts.  [ more ]


Adult Faith Formation Opportunities: Winter 2016

We believe that adults continue to be formed in faith throughout their lives, which is why we regularly offer workshops, education series, and interest groups to strengthen the spirit. Upcoming offerings include a Power of Two workshop for couples (Jan. 17); Men's Ministry (Jan. 14, Feb. 4 & 18); String, Strum & Sing (Feb. 5); Knitting Circle (Feb. 5); They Fed Me with Science (Feb. 3); Islam Yesterday and Today (Feb. 23 & Mar. 1) [ more ]


Parish Post Newsletter - January 2016

This issue highlights some of our upcoming events for the beginning of 2016! ... [ more ]


New Year's Eve Beatlemania Concert at First Church

December 31. 2015 - Are you a Beatles fan? Looking for an early evening activity this New Year's eve? Then join us at First Church sanctuary for a night of Beatle music. Show time is 5:00-7:00 pm; ticket prices are $15 for Adults, $10 for Seniors/high schoolers, $5 for 12 and under. [ more ]


2015 Downtown Milford Lamplight Stroll and Selfies with Santa!

The 2015 Downtown Milford Lamplight Stroll will take place on Friday December 4, 2015 and will include many opportunities to spready Christmas cheer.... [ more ]


December Parish Post

Peace On Earth!  There is so much going on here for this wonderful Christmas season.  Be sure to check out all the events and services.  We welcome you to join us for any and all that interest you.  Time to Share form is a separate attachment. [ more ]


Shepherd's Pipes! Annual Christmas Concert Dec. 20th 2pm

The Meetinghouse Chorale presents an annual Christmas Concert which is usually followed by a candlelight service and a reception sponsored by the First Church Music Committee. Our 2015 Christmas Concert, nicknamed Shepherd's Pipes, will feature the Chorale singing the music of John Rutter to commemorate his 70th Birthday!... [ more ]


November 2015 Parish Post

Our November Parish Post highlights all the events and activities for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas season.  Make sure you take time to enjoy all the wonderful things that this season has to offer.  Participate in some or all of the activities that are offered.  Get to know some of your fellow members that you might not have met yet, spend some time with those you know, and last but definitely not least, please make sure you take time to be thankful for all the blessings in your life! [ more ]


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