Begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 22 continues through August 31. This service will be held “in the round” setting in our air-conditioned sanctuary. Childcare is provided for infants through 4 years old; there is a children's summer activity for grades all grades. Older children remain in the sanctuary with their family.  Following the service, at 10:30 a.m., please join us for a Continental Breakfast on the Terrace provided by our Deacons.


 July 27, 2014
9:30 AM Worship Service
Psalm 105:1-11 / Matthew 13:31-33
 “Pearls Within the Parable”

 Rev. Paul E. Gilmore preaching

Musicians: Virginia Leeman, organ; Jeffrey Leeman, piano; Melissa Tate, alto

 9:45 A.M. Sunday's Cool for grades K and above

 10:30 A.M. Continental Breakfast and Fellowship

Frequently Asked Questions: The Exodus of Children from Central America



Maya Angelou died May 28th. We honor her memory with deep gratitude and admiration for her contribution to justice, peace, and creativity.

"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."
-Maya Angelou 

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













Seventh Annual Barn Party!

For Adults and Children!

Saturday, September 13—6:00 pm

Dede and Jim Bartlett’s historic Barn

643 Oenoke Ridge Road

(Corner of Country Club Road).  Look for the balloons! 

We’re having another Dining Out – again at the historic 1750 barn,

with dozens of antique farm implements and other antiques.

The Bartlett’s have graciously offered their property for this party.

We’ll have a potluck dinner with country music in a bucolic setting

– a fun, casual evening “on the farm.”

Bring a friend too . . . this is open to all adults and children!

A main course, wine, beer, soda and water will be provided.

We will have a basket for donations, which are optional.

Rain or shine – the barn doesn’t leak.

 If your name begins with:

A-H: Bring a salad

I-P: Bring a dessert

Q-Z: Bring an appetizer

 Sign up by calling Tina at the church office (203-966-0002),

or sign up in the Bliss Hallway, or email tina@fpcnc.org.

















































Summer Hours at FPCNC

Church Office Hours

June 23 - August 29


Monday-Thurs: 9:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Friday’s: 9:00 - 1:00 p.m.


A Celebration of Life and Thanksgiving for Andy Walker  will be held on Saturday, September 13 at 11 a.m. in the church sanctuary followed by a reception in the common room.