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

Massaro Farm CSA Pickups

Help provide fresh food for the hungry!

A few of the Massaro Farm Tuesday afternoon pickups are still looking for volunteers. Check out the sign-up sheet on the Welcome Table or the bulletin board in the Miller Gathering Hall, along with directions.

Sign up for a Tuesday to help us help others have more fresh fruit and vegetables. In addition, Christian Community Action reminds us that they are happy to accept donations of fresh produce.

Contact a Mission Committee member if you would like to donate excess bounty from your home garden.


Walk Against Hunger

On Sunday, May 17th, First Presbyterian Church of New Haven carried out our promised Walk Against Hunger in support of the Connecticut Food Bank. Buoyed by CLOC food and Shore Grass music, our team donned T shirts, posed for a group photo (see pictured) and enjoyed the two to three mile stroll under welcome cloud cover and gentle breeze. All together, our church raised $2,240 to help feed hunger people. We think this is a record dollar amount for our church.

Thank you to everyone who walked, donated, or did both!

2015 Walk Against HungerOur Walkers included Andy Navratil, Anna Navratil, Nancy Rupp, Sadako Ohki, George Rupp , Jane Hindenlang, (Gracie, the dog), Maria LaSala, Brian Gray, , Lynn Autry, Robert Williams, and Greg Greenberg (not in photo).… Continue