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. In the Word of God read and proclaimed, in music which stirs the souls, in the nurture of children and adults alike, we seek to serve God together.
First Presbyterian Church is a congregation long committed to mission and outreach. We are involved in a broad range of activities of compassion and social justice, seeking to rebuild creation.
In our midst you will find a range of theological perspectives, all falling broadly within the Reformed tradition of Biblical integrity and social justice. We are committed to issues of inclusiveness, and warmly welcome the full range of family models into our church family.