LOCAL MINISTRY

Faith Church participates in mission on the local level. The function of the  Mission Committee

To provide assistance to our local, national and international families and churches and to promote a Christian fellowship in our community. In alignment with the UCC’s Wider Church Ministries goals, Faith Church’s goals include 1) nurturing human community- persons in mission, partnerships and programs; and 2) restoring the environment and economics to the service of God.

In 2011, Faith provided financial/volunteer assistance to the following organizations:

•           My Sister’s Place

•           Boys and Girls Club of North Hartford

•           Christian Activities Council

•           SAND School

•           Nutmeg Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Sponsored Volunteer Opportunities Seminar during which community presenters informed Faith  members of their organization’s needs.

Developed and distributed a Volunteer Opportunities Guide, a resource to encourage local community service as part of Faith’s “Service to Others” Project.

Coordinated community outreach projects:

  •  The Sandwich Ministry prepared and delivered 1000 sandwiches to the House of Bread in 2011.
  • FCC volunteers delivered dinners and dined with Tabor House residents monthly. They also prepared and delivered a special Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Neighborhood families obtained approximately 50 coats through FCC’s Coat Drive.
  • Volunteers distributed a total of seventy, $35.00 grocery gift cards to families at Thanksgiving; of the seventy, 30 cards were distributed to SAND, MLK, and Milner schools.