Innovative, emerging, creative church with the Rev. Jud Hendrix Friday Nov 16 6:00pm

Interested in innovative, emerging, creative ways of being church? The Rev. Jud Hendrix, co creator and director of the The Ecclesia Project (http://ecclesiaproject.org/), will be a guest of the Presbytery or Southern New England on Nov. 16-18. On Friday evening, Nov. 16, Jud will meet with those interested in energizing and incubating new ideas from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in the Miller Gathering Hall.

This Mid-Kentucky Presbytery initiative works to: – Build a culture of innovation and creativity – Identify and support innovative leaders and groups who have “nerve” – Energize and incubate new ideas and experiments – Start and cultivate new expression of Christian communities.… Continue

Music at First Presbyterian Church

Suddenly, here it is November, and the FPCNH music program is in full swing. The Children’s and Youth Choir sang for the first time on Reformation Sunday, offering a lively rendition of a South African praise song. The adult choir has been contributing to worship since mid-September, singing introits and anthems from Renaissance motets to a Brazilian Alleluia for World Communion Sunday.

November will be a month of giving thanks, with a Thanksgiving song as our Song of Praise all month, and a new contemporary anthem by Hal Hopson (the composer of many of our Psalms) on November 18, which will be our Thanksgiving Sunday.… Continue

Giving Thanks : This Year’s Thansgiving Offering

When Representative Rosa DeLauro visited First Presbyterian Church to speak about her work in peace and justice, she reported that one of seven people are food insecure in the Connecticut Third Congressional District, which she represents. That means one in seven people and children, our near neighbors, are not sure they will have enough to eat any given day. One in seven are sure they often will go hungry. And this in the richest state in the richest nation… Each year, through our Thanksgiving Special Offering, First Presbyterian Church joins in to help Christian Community Action provide thanksgiving food baskets for our neighbors in need. As in the past, CCA will be relying on The Connecticut Food Bank for 1,000 turkeys and cases of food items that will be handed out as part of this effort. They count on businesses, houses of worship, civic groups and schools to make up the critical difference between what the Food Bank is able to provide and what they will need to meet the demand.