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The American Chamber Orchestra presents its annual Spring Concert on Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 pm in the sanctuary. Music for this special concert will be by Bach, Borne, Brahms, Dvorak and Herbert. The three talented, exciting winners of the ACO 2019 Concerto Competition, playing works for flute, cello and piano, will be the featured soloists. A reception for the soloists will follow the concert in Brooks Hall. 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.americanchambero...

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Envisioning Our Future Together Whenever there is a change of pastoral leadership in the life of a congregation, there is anxiety, uncertainty and there are expectations. In our tradition, we see this as a transition time that needs proper and careful reflection by membership and leadership. The session of the church is wise to provide an opportunity for the congregation to reflect upon the recent past and look to your future. What is God calling you to be and do in the future? Scripture suggests "that people without a vision shall perish". If you do not share a unified vision of where the church is going, ...

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The date was September 23rd 1853. On that date 81 persons in Bridgeport CT, signed a Pledge to incorporate as an Ecclesiastical Society. This act was the founding of our Church. The Pledge made 165 years ago, by the 81, is a Pledge we at First Presby still honor. This October 28th our church will celebrate its 165th birthday. We are planning a Founders Day Sunday by honoring the 81 founding members from the 19th Century. Some of the historical figures who will be remembered include our first Minister, Dr. Nathaniel Hewit, first Elder Captain, John Brooks, Jr., Captain Burr Knapp, and Mary Bishop. The sp...

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The American Chamber Orchestra opens its 16th season with a fall concert on Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Performing with the orchestra will be the choirs of the Cheshire Connecticut High School. Music on the program will be by Bizet, Schumann, Schwartz and Berlin. 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 our church. Please visit www.americanchamberorchestra.com for details and tickets or call Ray Weber at 203-255-7661.  

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Fall Work Day, December 8

Posted on October 22, 2018 in: Special Event

The fall all church clean-up day, sponsored by the Trustees, will take place on Saturday, December 8, 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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The Outreach Committee of First Presbyterian Church will again be producing a new pictorial directory with the help of LifeTouch Studios.  Each family/couple/individual will be professionally photographed, receive a free 8”x 10” color portrait and free copy of the new directory. The directory will include a complete roster of church members and additional pictures of our church activities.  Photography dates are Thursday, 10/4 from 2:00-9:00, Friday, 10/5 from 2:00-9:00, Saturday, 10/6 from 10:00-5:00, Monday, 10/8 from 2:00-9:00, Tuesday, 10/9 from 2:00-9:00 and Wednesday, 10/10 from 2:00-9:0...

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Easter Family Event

Posted on March 21, 2018 in: Special Event, Fellowship

Join the Fellowship Committee on Saturday, March 24 at 5:00 p.m. in Brooks Hall for an evening of Easter crafts, activities and a child friendly dinner. Please contact the church office to reserve your space for this family event.  

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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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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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