First Presbyterian Church is a worshiping community of progressive Christian believers in the greater New Haven region. We are a broadly diverse and welcoming congregation, and include people from the city of New Haven and all of the surrounding towns, as well as many from the university communities.
We gather on Sunday morning to worship God, and throughout the week to be about the work of God in the world. We are a part of the Reformed tradition, which means that we value the Word of God in Scripture, and as we understand it in the midst of today’s world.
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Our Lenten Jouney Begins!
The signs of winter remain all around us still, but the promise of spring and new life are ever before us. The season of Lent begins this month and perhaps it is fitting that we should enter a season of penitence and reflection while the nights are still long and the air still cold. The season of Lent is not for the faint of heart. It will require each of us to journey with Jesus … all the way to the cross.
Lent begins with a service of penitence on Ash Wednesday, March 5th. We will gather at 7:00 p.m. in the quiet of the sanctuary to hear words of scripture, lift up prayers for ourselves, one another and our world, and remember anew the promise that God will never forsake us. Ashes will be distributed during the service, which will also include a time of anointing for healing and wholeness. The service lasts about 45 minutes. All are welcome.
Sunday morning worship will take the faithful on a journey with Jesus and his friends, as together we explore the ways that Jesus’ touch and teachings changed a people who were worried and afraid, into a people of great hope and promise.Read More...