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.
We gather on Sunday mornings for the worship of God, studying and learning, and the enjoyment of fellowship. Throughout the week we strive to engage vigorously in the work of God in the world. We are committed to mission and outreach through a broad range of activities in the New Haven community.
In the Word of God read and proclaimed, in music that stirs the soul, in the nurture of children and adults alike, we seek to serve God together.
More Light Presbyterians
First Presbyterian Church is part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
We are a “More Light” Presbyterian Church steeped in the reformed tradition. This means we welcome all people in Christ’s name: children and adults, single and married, gay and straight. And in all we do, seek to glorify and enjoy the God who creates, sustains, saves, and renews all life.
Our local chapter of More Light Presbyterians is known as Presbyterian Promise. Partnering with other Presbyterian churches in the greater Southern New England area, we participate in an educational and advocacy group which seeks to broaden the welcome of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in the life of the church.