Abraham’s Tent 2016

Abraham’s Tent 2016- The week of Monday, February 22nd to Monday, February 29th, First Presbyterian will be co-hosting with  First and Summerfield Methodist Church in New Haven.   Our two main nights will be Tuesday, February 23th and Friday, February 26th.  Volunteer response has been wonderful.  Thank you.

Another way to be involved this year will be to bring a snack, breakfast or lunch item to church for the food table that week.  Such items would be cereal, oatmeal, juice, soda, cookies, pretzels & chips.  One item per family would be enough.  We will have a box out to collect these items at the Sunday, February 21st Lenten Pot luck.… Continue

Thanksgiving Special Offering

Each year First Presbyterian Church joins faithful people from around New Haven to help Christian Community Action, the Connecticut Food Bank and Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen create a season of genuine thanksgiving for those who could not otherwise afford it. As in the past, our offering will be
shared between these organizations. This is a major opportunity to give thanks by contributing directly to the well being of our neighbors.

Christian Community Action’s thanksgiving basket program provides holiday abundance to over 2,000 families each year. We’ve been helping financially and with sorting and preparing the baskets for many years. Volunteers are needed for Saturday, Nov.… Continue

Abraham’s Tent Changes

First Presbyterian Church was one of the original hosts of Abraham’s Tent in 2009, when the men from Columbus House first spent a week with us. Over the years more hosts have come forward, and the men have been housed for longer—last year for 20 weeks. Most of our church members have participated. But now that we’re comfortable with Abraham’s Tent, God has called us to make a radical change in our approach.

Chronic homelessness has sharply decreased in Connecticut over the last few years, as detailed by the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, and Connecticut is on track to eliminate chronic homelessness in the state by the end of 2016.… Continue