Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of New Haven

We hope you will worship with us and give us the opportunity to welcome you in person.

15FPCEasterService_2341_300First Presbyterian Church is a worshiping community of progressive Christian believers in the greater New Haven region. We are a broadly diverse and welcoming congregation, and include people from the city of New Haven and all of the surrounding towns, as well as many from the university communities. 

We gather on Sunday morning to worship God, and throughout the week to be about the work of God in the world. We are a part of the Reformed tradition, which means that we value the Word of God in Scripture, and as we understand it in the midst of today’s world. 

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Sunday, October 4

9:30 a.m.       Church school for children
Adult class led by Bruce Gordon on “Four Lives from our Christian Past”
10:45 a.m.      World Communion Sunday, with The Reverend Susan Reisinger preaching.
12:00 p.m.     Harvest Potluck lunch to follow worship service

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Peace and Global Witness Offering

The Peace and Global Witness Offering will be received on Sunday, October 4th.!  This special offering provides resources to inspire and to equip Presbyterians to live out our commitment to peacemaking as part of our faithfulness to God.

Half of the offering goes to Presbyterian Mission Agency to support ministries all over the world, one quarter to support presbytery and synod peacemaking efforts, and the final quarter to peace ministries of our choice.

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The Reverend Alonzo Johnson

The Reverend Alonzo Johnson, Mission Associate for the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program will be visiting our church next weekend, and there will be three opportunities to hear him speak.

  • On Saturday, October 10, at 7 p.m., will give a talk in the Miller Gathering Hall about using collaborative peacemaking techniques to address racism.
  • Alonzo will also preach from our pulpit during worship on Sunday, October 11.
  • After Friendship Hour his topic will be “An Educated Child” and how that relates to issues of poverty, diversity, and mass incarceration.

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