Thursday, February 22, 2018

Conversations on History Mark First Church 350th Anniversary Year

Conversations on Middletown's Past
in February, March, and April

The Rev. Julia Burkey, pastor of First Church (UCC)
in Middletown.
The ongoing series of conversations hosted by First Church continues, to celebrate our history and open up conversation about various episodes in our history. 

The series culminates in April with a special ceremony of  truth & reconciliation led by activist Rev. Juan Carlos Are├ín. The hope is that the conversations and the ceremony may serve all of us as a starting point for developing stronger and more honest relationships among people of all faiths, colors, and ethnicities throughout our community and the wider world.

Rev. Julia Burkey, and the First Church staff & congregation, invite you to attend these events for a look into our history and the story of how our society evolved, as reflected in events in our church and our community.

February 25, March 25,
April 22
11am to noon



Second-hour forum after the church service features speakers, musicians, authors, dancers, lecturers, and others invited to enrich our Sundays.
Historian and writer Dione Longly will lead three second-hour conversations on First Church early history. An independent historian and writer, Ms. Longly served for many years as director of the Middlesex County Historical Society, and has published widely on Connecticut history. Her second-hour presentations occur on February 25, March 25, and April 22 and they are free and open to all.

First Church is an open and affirming congregation at 190 Court Street, Middletown, CT. For more information see First Church in Middletown

Come to church, stay for coffee & snackand Second Hour. Then have lunch at one of Middletown's fine restaurants just a block away on Main Street.

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