BE THE CHURCH FROM HOME

Even though the church buildings are closed as we work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, we remain active in worship, faith formation, and outreach ministries!

Update on the Church's Efforts to Adapt to the Pandemic

July 21, 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 ]

Lament after the Shooting of Jacob Blake

August 27, 2020 - Rev. Adam E. Eckhart, Senior Pastor, First UCC, Milford, CT -  After the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 23, we cry out to God in lament:  How long? How long, God, until you guide us to find peace in our neighborhoods and justice for all people impacted by violence?  How long, God, until those of us particularly vulnerable to violence and discrimination because of the insidious systems of white supremacy that linger today, rest from the fear of being harmed and the fear of no accountability for those who enact such violence? ... [ more ]

Email revadam@firstchurchofmilford.org if you need pastoral care and he can correspond and/or set up a time to talk.

We welcome all to join us in Worship and Service online at First United Church of Christ in Milford.

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.

Hymn-Sing

Sunday at 9:15 AM - Make a Joyful Noise with us on Facebook LIVE for our online weekly hymn-sing.
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Early Outdoor Worship

Sundays at 8:00 AM Sep 13th - Nov 22nd on Back Plymouth Lawn (drizzle or shine) - Starting on the Sunday after Labor Day and going through the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we'll provide outdoor worship at 8:00 AM. These approximately 25-minute services will include prayers, scripture reading, and sermon. This will be offered in addition to our 10:00 AM Online Worship service each week. Please bring a chair and a face mask.

Sunday School

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 faithformationminister@firstchurchofmilford.org.  Additional information on our Faith Formation Ministries (including Sunday School) is available here.

Weekly Online Worship

Sundays at 10:00 AM - Join us each Sunday at 10 AM on YouTube 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.
[ Online Worship Service ]
[ 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!

Worship Offering and Pledge Payments

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.
[ Worship Offering Plate ]
[ Pledging, Gifts and Memorials ]

Coffee Hour

Sunday at 10:45 AM - Join us in Zoom following worship for our online Coffee Hour
Thanks to Bill Katt who hosted virtual coffee hour each Sunday since the spring!
NEW LOG IN starting September 13th! https://zoom.us/j/95804960664    Meeting ID: 958 0496 0664
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Sunday School

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 faithformationminister@firstchurchofmilford.org.
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Music Ministry

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 musicminister@firstchurchofmilford.org. Stay musically connected!
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Junior Pilgrim Fellowship

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 faithformationminister@firstchurchofmilford.org.

Senior Pilgrim Fellowship

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 srpfmilford@gmail.com.

Outreach Ministries

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 the Public School System Food Service program, during the school closure, in order to reach the most children and youth in town. After Easter and as opportunities for service arise, we invite you to check in on our “Get Involved” page of our website.

Weekly Meditation

Tuesday at 7:00 PM online via Zoom
https://zoom.us/j/93839238314    Meeting ID: 938 3923 8314
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OTHER CHURCH NEWS AND EVENTS

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 ]
          





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