June 28, 2015 – On the Run

The Mission Committee has purchased 20 copies of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City  by Alice Goffman for church members to read this summer.  We will host a book discussion of Goffman’s compassionate chronicle of families caught inside a justice systemin the fall as part of our series of events on the topic of  mass incarceration.

Alice Goffman is a sociologist who had an ethnography assignment for an undergraduate class a UPenn.  She did not take it lightly.  She started hanging out with an older African-American food service worker at the university and soon moved into an apartment in a poor, largely black neighborhood in Philadelphia. … Continue

Sunday, June 28

Worship

On June 28th we will move to the Owens Community Building for the remainder of the summer. Sunday services will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Friendship Hour. After worship, the space will be transformed from a worship space to a gathering hall … with your help.

On June 28th, Mission Co-Worker Karla Koll will be the first of many guest preachers. Karla has been serving as a Professor of Theology throughout Central America. Most recently she was in Guatemala. These days Karla is teaching and living in Costa Rica, but continues to travel throughout Central America to meet with students studying to become pastors. Following the Friendship Hour, Karla will offer a presentation about her work and about the challenges ahead for mission co-workers even as they continue to spread the good news of the gospel in Central America and around the world.

Outdoor Play Space

After worship, we will improve the safety and aesthetics of the outdoor play space behind the nursery. Join us to work from about 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and Naomi will be available in the nursery during that time. For more information, contact Kimberley Fais.

Nigel Smith Recital

This evening, June 28th at 7:30 p.m., Nigel Smith, a professional opera singer and son of our Eugene and Margaret Smith, will present a recital in the church sanctuary accompanied by Patrick McCreless. He will sing Italian, German, and French songs--all of them lovely, and probably new to most of us. This is a rare treat, so make plans to come back later to hear a festive summer concert.

Summer Worship Schedule begins June 14th

Maria and Bill’s final Sunday in worship

June 21st will be Maria and Bill’s final Sunday in worship with us. This service, beginning at 9:30 a.m. will include a special liturgy of separation, thanking God for these years of shared ministry. A special meeting of the congregation will follow the morning’s worship to formally end the pastoral relationship between Maria and Bill and the First Presbyterian Church of New Haven. And then all are welcome to stay for the church Friendship Hour delighting in one another’s company. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Picnic and Fun in the Park CANCELED

The Picnic and Fun in the Park, children and youth activity scheduled for this Sunday, June 21st is canceled.

Sunday, June 28

On June 28th we will move to the Owens Community Building for the remainder of the summer. Sunday services will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Friendship Hour. After worship, the space will be transformed from a worship space to a gathering hall … with your help.

On June 28th, Mission Co-Worker Karla Koll will be the first of many guest preachers. Karla has been serving as a Professor of Theology throughout Central America. Most recently she was in Guatemala. These days Karla is teaching and living in Costa Rica, but continues to travel throughout Central America to meet with students studying to become pastors. Following the Friendship Hour, Karla will offer a presentation about her work and about the challenges ahead for mission co-workers even as they continue to spread the good news of the gospel in Central America and around the world.