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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Interim Pastor to Start on September 20

The RevRevReisingererend Susan Dee Reisinger has been hired by the Session to serve as interim pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of New Haven, beginning on Sunday, September 20. As interim pastor, Susan will have two main sets of responsibilities. The first is the familiar ministry of the Presbyterian pastor: Susan will lead worship, celebrate the sacraments, moderate the Session, lead the staff, and provide pastoral care. The second is particular to interim ministry: Susan will help prepare the congregation for the future, challenging us to reflect on our past, think deeply about our current needs, and, God-willing, see visions and dream dreams as we search for a new pastor.

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Sept. 6, 2015

9:30 a.m. Worship and Communion in the Miller Gathering Hall The Reverend John Sandel leading worship, The Reverend Dr. Arthur Shippee preaching.

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Sept. 13, 2015

9:30 a.m. Sunday School Rally Day

10:45 a.m. Worship in the Sanctuary The Reverend John Sandel preaching with the FPCHN choir singing Special Thank-you to the Reverend John Sandel for his service as the Interim Pastor this summer

12:00 p.m. Rally Day Barbecue and Potluck picnic

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