Sunday, April 19

10:00 AM Worship Service


  1 John 3:1-7  / John 20:19-31
"The Back Staircase" 

Rev. Kathryn Kibbie Laird preaching

First Presbyterian Church Choir


10:15 AM Sunday's Cool for K - 7

11:15 AM Coffee Hour

11:15 AM Cherub Choir

11:30 AM Board of Deacons

11:30 AM Youth Committee

11:30 AM WM&A Committee


3:00 PM "Spring in Connecticut" Concert

 to benefit KEYS, Inc. (Kids Empowered by Your Support). KEYS, Inc. is a non-profit, which provides private musical instruction to under-served children in Bridgeport, CT. Works by Haydn, Martinu, Cantaloube, Piazzolla and Carlos Guastavino, among others.  Performing are the Guastavino Trio (Jane Shelly, flute, Tom Hudson, cello, and Sara Kohane, piano) and Tobé Malawista, soprano. Admission is free with a donation gratefully accepted.  Reception to follow. For further information, please call Jane Shelly at 203-249-0808.


4:00 PM MSYG/HSYG event at FPC

 7:00 PM Task Force Committee


A Celebration of Thanksgiving for the life of
Edmund R. "Ned" Swanberg will be held on
Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary
followed by a Reception in the Common Room.




Calling ALL CHILDREN! to participate in the KIRKIN O the TARTAN on Sunday May 17th for the 42nd Annual Scottish Sunday Service. All interested, please email Nancy LaBadie ( or Elizabeth Stuart ( by Tuesday evening, May 12. There will be a brief rehearsal for the kids on Sunday, May 17 at 9:30 A.M. We encourage all to wear the tartan in whatever form of one’s choice.  A “ceilidh” will immediately follow the service, featuring songs of Scotland, Pipers and Dancers, and serving of shortbread made by the Scottish Heritage Committee.  Anyone wishing to contribute to the flowers on this day in honor of loved one is welcomed.  Please send the church to the church labeled “Scottish flowers”.



Safe Church Policies for Children & Youth
Most every Sunday morning you hear me stand in front of the congregation and tell you that “this is a safe and sacred place…”  We wanted to inform and reassure you that we have put into place safe church policies that are guided by the policies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and reflect current practices nationwide for activities involving minors.  Here are the steps that we have taken to seek to insure the safety of our children and youth. 

·        All children are supervised by at least two adults at all times - in Sunday school, children’s and youth activities,  choir rehearsals, youth group meetings, confirmation classes, and youth overnight retreats, mission trips, and pilgrimages.

·        Infants and toddlers are cared for on Sunday mornings during worship by two or more professional adult babysitters who have undergone thorough background checks.

·        Youth participating in overnight retreats or events are supervised by at least one adult of each gender.

·        All adult chaperones of overnight trips will undergo a standard background check.

·        It is our practice to maintain a smaller youth-to-chaperone ratio than is required by the hosting organization during our pilgrimages and mission trips.

·        Ordained pastors, elders, deacons, and Stephen Ministers are considered mandated reporters by the Presbyterian Church (USA), as well as the state, and are charged with reporting any concerns immediately.

These measures contribute to the safe and sacred place that is First Presbyterian Church.  We appreciate your understanding and support of our safe church policies.  Together we will provide for the well-being of our children and youth, truly make this a sanctuary where all God’s children will not only be safe but will flourish. 

Grace & Peace,

Paul & Kibbie



Adult Education - Spring 2015

Classes are in the Common Room from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise designated. Dinner is available from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. for a nominal cost.  Reservations are required for supper but not for the class. 

April 22 - Addressing Housing Needs & Demand in Downtown New Canaan with Steve Kleppin


April 22, 29, May 6, 13 and 20

“The 307 Questions Jesus Asked and the 3 He Answered”

The first words that Jesus speaks in

the gospels come in the form of a question. Jesus is addressed in the gospels as “Rabbi” because, among other things, he is a teacher.  And a good rabbi knows how to ask  questions.  This class will take a look at the many questions Jesus asked and the few that he answered.  The word “question” contains the word “quest.”  By lingering with and pondering the questions Jesus asked, we will set out on a quest, a journey, in search of something of great value. Paul will teach the class and lead the discussion.      













8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.