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December 2016

Christmas Day Service of Carols and Readings

December 25, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Music is by the Chancel Choir, Joseph McBride, narrator, Dorothy Darlington, oboe, and Joyce Kelley, bassoon. It features the fable Brother Heinrich's Christmas by John Rutter. This service is in the Auditorium. Light refreshments. There is no church school or child care.

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January 2017

Women’s Fellowship Afternoon Tea with Catalina Horak from Neighbors Link

January 19, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
First Church Auditorium United States

Catalina Horak Enjoy an afternoon of tea with Catalina Horak from Neighbors Link in Stamford, who mission is "to strengthen the whole community by actively enhancing the healthy integration of immigrants."  Catalina Horak, Executive Director of Neighbors Link, will present a program about their work in Fairfield County and how they will assist us when we are assigned a refugee family.   It will be held in the Auditorium. ALL are welcome!  

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2nd Hour – Dr. Lisa Miller “The Spiritual Child”

January 22, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
First Church Auditorium United States

Dr. Lisa Miller Research by the Spiritual Child Team at Columbia Teachers College have revealed some remarkable data about the effect of spirituality in children and their wellbeing as teenagers. These findings are relevant for all ages and that is why we have invited Dr. Miller to be with us to share a light lunch and to dialogue about the findings of her 10 years of study. Dr. Miller is Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University, Teachers College…

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Intergenerational Faith Formation Breakfast

January 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Daniels Center

The next Faith Formation breakfast will be on January 29. Folks of all ages are invited to join us for the famous Church School pancake breakfast with an added egg entrée, too. While we break bread together, we will also learn about the words of the Lord’s Prayer and what they mean for us. Questions such as what it means to say “thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” and “lead us not…

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Items still needed for the refugee family

January 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - February 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Update 2/2/2016:  Thank you all who in so many ways have contributed to help the refugee family start their new life here. They are very grateful and moved by your generosity. -- The Refugee Task Force. Please email Mariann Ekernas,, if you have a bike to donate.  Tax receipts are available.  We could still use: An adult woman's bike

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February 2017

Souper Bowl Sunday

February 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The sale will be in the auditorium after church. Quarts of soup, chili or stew are being sold for $10 each. All proceeds go to support Women's Fellowship projects. The sale ends when supplies run out!

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Feast and Fast at First Church? (RSVP)

February 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Daniels Center

Why “Feast and Fast at First Church?” on Tuesday, February 28, 6:30 – 8 pm?  (Downstairs in the Daniels Center) Well, it IS “Mardi Gras” or ‘Fat Tuesday’. In earlier times, people used Lent as a time of fasting and repentance. Since they didn't want to be tempted by sweets, meat and other distractions in the house, they cleaned out their cabinets. They used up all the sugar and yeast in sweet breads before the Lent season started, and fixed meals with all…

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March 2017

Stewardship Thank You Cocktail Party

March 31, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Church Auditorium United States

Come Celebrate! All members are welcome! The Stewardship Committee cordially invites you to celebrate the generosity of the First Church community 327 pledges for Stewardship 2017 exceeds our goal! We are deeply grateful for our vibrant and caring church family Friday March 31st, 6–8pm in the First Church Auditorium Please join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, fellowship and camaraderie Babysitting available -- please reserve in your RSVP Stewardship 2017 Committee Gordon Assing, Richard DenUyl, Rick Derr, John Gelb, Paul Ghaffari,…

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April 2017

Maundy Thursday Dinner and Service

April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us on Thursday, April 13 in the Auditorium at 6 pm for a supper including Soups and Sides. Dinner will end with a Communion service. (Please bring a side to share for 8-10 people -- Soup will be provided) Then at 7:15 pm we will enter the sanctuary for a Tenebrae Service.

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Good Friday

April 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

April 14: Good Friday  12 pm Cross Walk.  The young people take turns carrying the 70 pound cross to the beach for the Easter sunrise service. 7:30 pm Service of Readings and Music - Sanctuary Requiem by Bob Chilcott, Chancel Choir and Instrumental Ensemble Our annual Chancel Choir presentation, Music and Readings for Good Friday, will include readings, hymns, and the choral work Requiem by Bob Chilcott. It will feature Hanna Golodinskii, soprano, and Drew Seigla, tenor, along with a…

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