Peace, Affirmation, and Justice

First Church, through its Peace, Affirmation, and Justice Committee, actively seeks to understand and to witness how we can best serve the least among us, and, indeed, all our neighbors in Christ. In our daily life, there are countless opportunities to build the peaceable Kingdom.

Candlelight Vigil, Dec. 15, 2012

A half-hour candlelight vigil for the victims and families of the Sandy Hook / Newtown tragedy will be held from 5:00 to 5:30 PM this evening on the Guilford Green, across from Page Hardware.

The vigil is organized by the First Church Peace, Affirmation & Justice ministry.  All are welcome to participate.

A useful, neutral summary of what is currently known about these events is available in Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Hook_Elementary_School_shooting

Feb 14: March for Change

On Feb. 14, join members of the Peace, Affirmation, and Justice committee on a bus trip to the Capitol in Hartford to advocate for the enactment of safer gun legislation for our state. We’ll be taking a bus from Madison with others in the community, and wearing green, in memory of Sandy Hook. Call or e-mail Shannon Clarkson if you’d like to participate or have questions: 203-453-6640, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Pause for Peace! Sept 21

Noon on Guilford Green

Join the global “A Million Minutes for Peace” campaign

Guilford churches and other organizations will join to pause for a minute on Saturday September 21st at 12:00 noon to honor the U.N. International Day of Peace. Church bells will ring to note the start of the minute of reflection. Please arrive at the Southwest corner of the Green at 11.55am so we can pause together at noon, then those attending can opt to read a short quotation on peace.

Supported by Peace Affirmation & Justice Committee of
First Congregational Church

Response to the Syrian Conflict - Mon., 9/9

The Peace, Affirmation & Justice Committee invites all members of First Church to a discussion on a Christian response to the Syrian conflict.

This will take place this Monday 9/9 in Griswold Hall from 7.30 - 8.00pm. Members are welcome to stay from 8.00 - 8.30pm for the making of posters for the 9/21 International Day of Peace.