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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Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of New Haven.
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O Come, O Come Emmanuel
The season of Advent begins this month and the glad tidings known in the birth of Jesus is upon us. The sanctuary greens are out, the Advent banners are hung, and the first sign of Christmas good news, the star, hangs on the Copeland Room wall.
Yes, the season of Advent is upon us, the time of making ready our hearts, minds, and selves for the coming of Jesus, the baby born to Mary and Joseph, who was heralded by angels and feared by religious authorities.
Four weeks of familiar scripture readings, carols of the season, prayers and Advent candle lighting, all point to a miracle of miracles—God becoming one of us.
This Advent invites us to ponder, reflect, and then act in faith to join Jesus in bringing about a new thing. Peace on earth is ever our goal.
And together as a community of faith we will work toward ushering in that realm of God where the lowly are lifted up, the hungry are fed, those who mourn shall dance, and the meek inherit the earth.Read More...