Let’s Speak Up!

Every day we open our newspaper or internet news feed and find something appalling: the people in charge of this
country are busy attacking the free press and members of the judiciary; they seem not to care about facts; they are
taking steps to make the air and water dirtier, healthcare harder to find and more expensive. And they seem to
have emboldened those among their supporters who would judge others by their races and creeds.
Many of us are enraged or depressed. But it is time to be productive; to channel those emotions into action! As
concerned compassionate Christians we now see that whatever social justice actions we were taking before are not
enough today: we have to step it up.… Continue

FPCNH Mission Statement Revisited

One of the suggestions that came out of the six-week adult Sunday school class on gender was revisiting our Mission Statement. If you don’t know what it says, it’s on our website and printed below:

First 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.


Lenten Reading and Preaching 2017

March 5 – Genesis 2:15-25, Psalm 133, Luke 15:11-31

March 12 – Psalm 139, Psalm 51, Luke 23:32-43

March 19 – Matthew 5:43-48, Psalm 94:1-7, Matthew 7:1-6

March 26 – I Corinthians 12, Psalm 85:1-9, Luke 24:42-49

April 2 – Romans 14:7-12, Psalm 103:1-12, Matthew 18:23-35

April 9 – Philippians 2:5-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29, Luke 7:36-47

April 16 – Easter – Jeremiah 31:1-6, Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24, John 20:1-1