First Presbyterian Church New Haven is a worshiping community of Christian believers dedicated to following Jesus Christ in a just and compassionate ministry.
We warmly welcome the full diversity of God’s family in all our races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, nationalities or ethnicities, economic situations, and abilities.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. ~ Ephesians 2: 19-20.
Over the course of the next season, we will explore the theme: The Household of God. For the first four weeks, we’ll focus our study on Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians considering the questions: Who is in the household of God? How is it comprised? Then, we’ll explore the question: What does the household of God do?
The life of the Church is one, and it’s worship, witness, and service are inseparable. All that the church is and does is rooted in its worship. The community of faith, gathered in response to God’s call, is formed in its worship. Worship is the principal influence that shapes our faith, and is the most visible way we express the faith known in Jesus Christ.
For many people the first time walking into a new church can be a daunting experience: full of promise but also full of uncertainty. Everyone who passes through First Presbyterian’s doors is welcome.
You do not need to be a Presbyterian by upbringing or practice. Indeed, you do not need to have any religious background or church experience.