Announcements & Upcoming Events

Announcements & Upcoming Events

Entries for 2017

There are two Wednesday Bible Study currently in progress; one from 10:30 to noon, and an evening study from 7 - 8:30 p.m. both in the church parlor.  These studies will continue through March 14.

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Once a month, men from First Presbyterian gather together on a Saturday morning from 8:00-9:30am to join in fellowship, food, biblical study, and discussion.  The next Men’s Breakfast will meet on March 17 from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. in the Munich Room. We will continue our examination of Stephen Nichols’ Reformation Profiles examining "Solus Christus: John Calvin & the Blessing of Christ Alone .”      

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The concert by Violinist Juliana Sharp has been postponed until further notice.   

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Men's Breakfast, December 9

Posted on November 22, 2017 in: Special Event

The next Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday, December 9, and will continue Stephen Nichols’ study Reformation Profiles examining "Sola Scriptura: Martin Luther & The Rediscovery of the Authority of Scripture." Please see Ken Piddington to sign-up

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The Women's Association will have their annual Christmas luncheon in the parlor on December 12 at 10:15 a.m. All women of the church are cordially invited to attend for a time of faith, fellowship and fun. The program will include a Bible study led by Lois James, a teacup auction with unique gifts for Christmas giving, and a carol sing. Lunch will be a sandwich of your choice at a cost of $8.00. Salads, desserts and beverages will be provided. Call Elaine Brown at 203-259-8097, by December 10, to make a reservation. We hope that you will be a part of our Christmas celebration.

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Fall Clean-Up Day, December 2

Posted on November 22, 2017 in: Special Event

The Fall All Church clean-up day, sponsored by the Trustees, will take place on Saturday, December 2, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please bring your work gloves, rakes and leaf blowers. All church members and friends are encouraged to join in this annual event to help restore the church grounds and prepare for winter.

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Advent Adventure, December 2

Posted on November 22, 2017 in: Special Event

FPC families are invited to an Advent Adventure on Saturday, December 2 in Brooks Hall from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be Advent crafts for the children, games, story time and a simple potluck. Sign up in Brooks Hall for the potluck. 

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The Stewardship & Finance committee will offer an informational session for you to learn the basics of estate planning and planned giving. After the worship service on October 22, David J. Boczar, CFP®, CFA, a longtime church member and co-chair of the S&F Committee, will talk on the topic of planned giving. David is a practicing financial professional with over 35 years of experience. He will review trusts and estates, probate, beneficiary election, asset transfer techniques and planned giving options. The session will also leave time for questions and answers. 

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GriefShare

Posted on October 08, 2017 in: Christian Education & Discipleship

The first session of GriefShare was Wednesday, September 13. However, GriefShare is an ‘open’ program.  Others can join the group at any time.  Walk-ins are always welcome. The evening begins at 6:45 pm especially for those who need to register. There is a $15 fee which includes a workbook. By 7:00 pm we will start the program and will end promptly at 9 pm. Directions:  First Presbyterian Church is located at 2475 Easton Turnpike in Fairfield. Parking:  As you drive into the church driveway, it will take you to the left side of the building.  Please park on that side ...

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The next Men’s Breakfast will be Saturday, October 21 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. The study of Ray Vanderlaan’s “Walk Like Jesus Walked” will conclude. All men of the church and friends are welcome. 

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The Great Thanksgiving Project

Posted on September 29, 2017 in: Mission Outreach

The Missions Committee is collecting 500 cans of green beans by October 15 for Bridgeport Rescue Mission’s annual Thanksgiving outreach joining in a community-wide effort to fight hunger. When you do grocery shopping, pick up several cans of green beans and place them in bins as you enter the Sanctuary or near the church office. We also will be collecting hats and coats for this event. Bridgeport Rescue Mission will be providing this month's Minute for Mission on October 15, when we will give them our donations. Here's a tangible way to show we care for our neighbors in need.

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All Church Potluck Supper

Posted on September 29, 2017 in: Fellowship

Saturday, October 7 from 5:30-7:30 pm. there will be an all church potluck supper. The program will be our Ghana travel team, eight teenagers and five adults, who will share stories and pictures about their trip in August. Families with young children are encouraged to attend; chaperoned activities will be available for toddlers. Children will enjoy a separate kid-friendly presentation of pictures and conversations between the teenagers, while the adults enjoy fellowship time and conversation with the adults who traveled to Ghana. Call the church office to sign up.

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Pastor Duffy will resume Bible Study on Wednesdays, starting September 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the church Parlor. The study will be on 2 Samuel, continuing with the Book by Book series featuring a DVD and discussion. All are welcome.  

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2017 Ghana Mission Trip

Posted on August 03, 2017 in: Mission Outreach

This summer a group of youth and adults will be traveling to Ghana to broaden and deepen the global mission work in Ghana. Highlighting this mission work is the forming of a partnership of churches, foundations and individuals all committed to building a badly needed Maternity Ward in the village of Dzemeni.  To learn more about this trip please click here. 

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June 10th at 7:30 pm - the Sanctuary The American Chamber Orchestra presents its Spring Concert featuring Beethoven's Symphony #8, the Rossini 'Barber of Seville Overture,' and concerto music by Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Paganini. The three winners of this year’s concerto competition will be featured soloists. Suggested contribution is $20 for adults and $10 for students. As with other concerts in this series, a portion of the contributions goes to supporting music programs in the church. Please visit www.americanchamberorchestra.com for details and tickets, or call Ray Weber at 203-255-7661...

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June 3rd from 3:00-4:30 pm - the Garth (just off of Brooks Hall) Join us for a wonderful afternoon of Ghanaian dancing and drumming! Ghanaian music traditionally has three componenets - drumming, singning, and dancing, and on June 3rd you can experience all three! Highlighted will be a dance and drum style from Eastern Ghana, where a group from First Presbyterian will be visiting this August. People of all abilities and conditions are welcome. Drums will be provided. The cost is $15 per person, but space is limited to 30 people. To reserve your spot, you can sign up during Coff...

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 Saturday, May 13 from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm in the Parlor Is there someone special whom you would like to appreciate, honor, or just do something nice? A parent, a child, a friend perhaps? The Outreach Committee and Sew-ers, Etc. will host a tea and craft show to benefit the various Missions supported by the sewing group and the First Presbyterian Youth Ministry's summer mission trip to Chicago , as well as give you the opportunity to recognize the special people in your life. Reservations are recommended for the tea, but the craft show is free and open to all. The menu will include a selection...

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Sunday May, 21 at 3:00 pm there will be a concert by The Connecticut Harp Ensemble in the sanctuary. Featured will be a performance of The Song of the Oak and the Ivy, composed by Corrina Hewat and based on Eugene Field's tale written in 1886. Haley Hewitt will perform with the ensemble. Funds raised from the concert will be shared between the Connecticut Harp Ensemble Scholarship Fund and First Presbyterian's Pollitt Music Fund.

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The Wednesday Bible Study meets weekly with Pastor Duffy in the Parlor at 10:30 am for a short video, discussion, and delicious treats. Book by Book with Richard Bewes - 1 Samuel (feat. Nancy Guthrie) The LORD Jesus Christ is the King of kings. The Father has enthroned Him over all the kings of the earth and He reigns for the sake of His church. However, after four hundred years of failing to trust the Divine King, His people decided to ask for a king just like the nations. 1 Samuel shows us what happened when the ancient church was given a king that looked perfect on the outside but did not have a heart f...

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FPC will be hosting the May meeting of the PSNE on Saturday, May 6 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. There will be over 100 representatives from all Presbyterian churches in our Presbytery. Volunteers from our church are needed to help greet, serve lunch, set up and clean up. If you can help, please sign up during coffee hour in Brooks Hall or speak to Clare Schimpf, Clerk of Session.

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Coffee Hour Volunteers Needed

Posted on April 30, 2017 in: Fellowship

Have you ever thought about how very important Coffee Hour fellowship time is to the FPC church family? Christian fellowship, outreach to guests, connecting and reconnecting with friends happens because of you, our volunteers! The process is simple and summer is a great time to host or co-host. A member of the committee will be available to help you. The effort is minimal, and the rewards are great! To help, please see Julia Fedoryk or sign up on the Coffee Hour Volunteer Board in Brooks Hall.

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