Texts for the Sundays in March 2015

March 1: Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16; Psalm 22:23–31; Romans 4:13–25; Mark 8:31–38

March 8: Exodus 20:1–17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18–25; John 2:1-12

March 15: Numbers 21:4–9; Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22; Ephesians 2:1–10; John 3:1-21

March 22: Jeremiah 31:31–34; Psalm 51:1–12 or Psalm 119:9–16; Hebrews 5:5–10; John 12:1-8

March 29: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1—15:47 or Mark 15:1-39 [40-47]

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Adult Education March 2015

March 15, 22: Who and Whose We Are in This Time and Place:  Co-Pastor Maria LaSala will propose some questions inviting reflection on spiritual matters and invite conversation from among the generations present on those mornings.

Some of the questions to be considered: Am I practicing new spiritual disciplines from ones I practiced before? Why? Looking back to when I was in my twenties, how has my faith been challenged? Has the church changed or have I changed the way I relate to the church? How do I handle disappointment? What rocks my world? This is sure to be a lively conversation.… Continue

Presbyterian Promise – LBGT Educational and Advocacy Group

plogo2clPresbyterian Promise is an educational and advocacy group which seeks to broaden the welcome of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in the life of the church.

Presbyterian Promise consists of member congregations from the Presbytery of Southern New England and is part of the larger church’s movement toward inclusivity of GLCT people.

Presbyterian Promise is part of “That All May Freely Serve,” which is made up of Presbyterian congregations across the country working together to transform the church’s understandings of homosexuality.

First Presbyterian Church of New Haven joins six congregations in the Presbytery of Southern New England in this effort.… Continue

Mass Incarceration Special Programs

Throughout 2015, the Mission Committee will be presenting programs on:

  • why so many Americans are in prison
  • why the prison population is predominately minority
  • what prison conditions are like
  • how ex-offenders are reintroduced to society

There will be speakers, book and movie discussions and opportunities for you to work to correct injustices if you are moved to do so. The Mission Committee is still planning the program. Save the dates February 22, March 8 and March 15.

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