Missions Committee

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The Missions Committee is responsible for organizing community outreach and mission projects for the congregation and collecting and disbursing funds for various mission projects. Special offerings supported by the congregation include:
The Church World Service Blanket Sunday – provides blankets, tools, food, and medicines around the United States and the world
The UCC One Great Hour of Sharing – provides disaster relief quickly as the need arises
The UCC Neighbors in Need – provides justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants
UCC Our Churches Wider Mission – supports local church ministries, wider Church missions, and justice and witness ministries.
In our local community we support, through monetary donations and our time, organizations such as the Meriden Soup Kitchen, Shelter NOW (homeless shelter), Chrysalis (battered women shelter), the YMCA Campership Fund, and other non-profit organizations.  We collect food for area food pantries and the Meriden Soup Kitchen. Each Veterans Day we donate the food for the main meal at the Soup Kitchen and volunteer as cooks and servers.