Abraham’s Tent 2

Abraham’s Tent is nearly complete and we are getting ready with Columbus House to take the next step to continue serving these homeless people.  This next phase is called Abraham’s Tent 2 (AT2); a shared housing model where three to four clients will live together in an apartment secured by Columbus House and supported by donations from First Presbyterian and the other Abraham’s Tent congregations.

Volunteers are needed to assist in the following areas:  apartment readiness, furniture collection, welcome kits, client support and social integration.

Contact Brian Gray for additional information.

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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