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.
Update on the Church's Efforts to Adapt to the Pandemic
October 6, 2020 - Adaptation Vision Team, Report #3 - The Adaptation Vision Team has held ongoing meetings to collaborate with the deacons, trustees, church board, and other ministries about how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic as it evolves...[ Click Here ]
Sunday at 9:00 AM - 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.
Sunday at 9:15 AM - Make a Joyful Noise with us on Facebook LIVE for our online weekly hymn-sing.
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Sundays at 9:30 AM - via Zoom - Our fall Sunday School program will be held online prior to our Weekly Online Worship! Please join us - email Kelsey DeCarlo, our Minister of Faith Formation, for the link to join at email@example.com. Additional information on our Faith Formation Ministries (including Sunday School) is available here.
Sundays at 10:00 AM - Join us this Sunday at 10 AM on Zoom for our regular "Live" Weekly Online Worship. You may also view the service later in the day (after 12 PM) on our YouTube channel where there are archived recordings of all our online services.
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[ Worship Bulletin ]
NOTE: Please see the Attachments at the bottom of this page to view or print this week's Worship Bulletin, Hymns, and other Bulletin Inserts / Announcements. Thank you!
Please consider making a Worship Offering or Pledge Payment online during (or after) Sunday Worship. Your continued support is critical and very appreciated during these challenging times. The Susan B. Tweedie Scholarship Fund is also open for contributions as we support young people in the church to pursue their education.
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[ Pledging, Gifts and Memorials ]
Virtual Coffee Hour:Sundays at 10:45 AM - Join us in Zoom following worship for our online after worship fellowship time.
January 2021 Schedule
January 3: Hopes for the new year!
January 10: Sharing coping skills and strategies for a pandemic winter.
January 17: TEST RUNNING ZOOM FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING! This is especially helpful for people who have never or rarely used Zoom, and will cover how to vote (using polls), how to ask to speak (raising hand), and other essential dimensions to an online annual meeting.
January 24: NO COFFEE HOUR because we'll have worship and the annual meeting on Zoom starting at 10:00 AM!
January 31: Brainstorming Lenten practices for the upcoming season.
Each week, our First Church families receive an email from Kelsey DeCarlo with the Sunday School lesson for the week and additional resources. If you would like to be added to the weekly emails, please let Kelsey know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Music Meditation Videos will be posted to both Facebook and a YouTube playlist every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning of the shutdown around 9 am. These videos, along with a tour of the pipe organ, organ performance videos, and special music sessions are on YouTube. If you want to connect more with the Music Ministry reach out to email@example.com. Stay musically connected!
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Our middle school youth group meets and checks in over Zoom. If you have a middle schooler, are interested in joining us, and are not already on our JPF email list - please let Kelsey DeCarlo know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our high school youth group meets and checks in weekly over Zoom. If you have a high schooler, are interested in joining us, and are not already on our SrPF email list - please let Rev. Ashley Grant know at email@example.com.
First Church practices our mission of care in many ways. The Food Pantry continues to serve many individuals and families each week. Emma Davis Medical Equipment Ministry continues to be open to serve those in need, but is not accepting returns or donations at this time. Milford Food 2 Kids continues to support children and youth in town. We continue to listen for God's direction to support needs that arise, such as the Nambale Magnet School in Kenya, Disaster Relief for the West Coast and local programs.
Tuesday at 7:00 PM online via Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/93839238314 Meeting ID: 938 3923 8314
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HINTS: When joining a Zoom meeting for the first time, your Web Browser will prompt you to install Zoom. It's safe and easy! Just follow the prompts. Also: When a Zoom meeting is running click the "Gallery View" button in the upper right-hand corner to see more people. Click the Audio and Video buttons in the lower left-hand corner to toggle them on/off.
There is plenty going on this month at First Church! Visit our News and Events page for a complete listing! [ Click Here for Current News and Events ]
First United Church of Christ
34 West Main Street
Milford, CT 06460
All are welcome at First Church! As an inclusive community of God's children, we affirm the radical welcome and hospitality of the United Church of Christ; No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
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