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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 January 2021
Join us for our January 10th, 17th and 31st 9:00 AM Sanctaury service. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Read Return Guidelines to know what to expect.
January - February 2021 - Read the latest edition of our Church's Newsletter.
Worship and Annual Meeting Zoom Links
Sunday, January 24, 2021--10:00 AM and 10:45 AM
Nobody wrote a manual on how to do this, but God's wisdom can help.
Essential Bible Study: Sermon on the Mount
Thursdays (Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4 and 11): 6-7 PM
Join us for Sunday School - all youth are welcome!!! [ more ]
Milford Food 2 Kids - Month of Gratitude
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! Join Dan Brownell, Music Minister and others on Zoom to sing your favorite tune. Contact Dan (email@example.com) for more information, and see the Zoom information below. We hope you join us for fun and laughter! [ more ]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Church office at 203-877-4277.
Thru Dec. 8--Did you know that socks are the number one requested item in homeless shelters? The Christian Outreach Ministry is having a sock drive for the Beth El Center. [ more ]
Christmas Organ Concert on Youtube
December 5th, 7pm- Organ Concert on Youtube
Thanksgiving Weekend Online Gatherings
Thursday, Nov. 26, 5:00 PM and Friday, Nov. 27, 9:00 AM
Community Thanksgiving Virtual Service
Nov. 24, 2020 - (Premiere is 6PM) Pause in this season to give thanks for God's blessings. Take 10 minutes to gather together with the Milford Clergy Association, hear from Mayor Blake, listen to sacred music, surround yourself with beautiful images from Milford, and pray with local clergy. Facebook & YouTube [ more ]
Bible Sunday with First Church
November 8, 2020 - 10 AM - See our 2nd graders receive their Bibles during online worship! [ 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 ]
Sacred Listening Workshops
Wednesdays (every other) starting September 30th, 7:00 PM - Join us every other Wednesday as the Rev. Tammy Theis-Satterlee of our Open and Affirming Ministry facilitates four sessions on "sacred listening" ... [ 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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