Enfield Congregational Church
1295 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT 06082
Phone: (860)745-3646

 

Christian Outreach

Christian Outreach Committee

The Christian Outreach Committee focuses on reaching out to our local families in need as well as the needs of people worldwide.  Here are some of the highlights of our reaching out. 

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE – TOOLS FOR HOPE
Since its formation in 1957, the United Church of Christ has worked with Church World Service (founded in 1946) to accomplish more together than it could alone, joining hearts and resources to create a tradition of help and a legacy of hope.
When disaster strikes, Church World Service is the primary agency through which the UCC gives support for relief and recovery efforts. This assistance may take the form of winterized family tents for Pakistani earthquake survivors, food packages and tankers full of water for displaced people in violence-torn Darfur, Sudan, or long-term recovery assistance for families affected by hurricanes, tornados, or flooding across the U.S. NOTE: In 2014 the church will be supporting this Church World Service project with the following special offerings: Blankets for Mother’s Day: May Tools for Father’s Day: June

 

SPRINGFIELD RESCUE MISSION

The Springfield Rescue Mission is a shelter.  The purpose of the Springfield Rescue Mission since 1892 has been to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the hungry, homeless, addicted, and poor by introducing them to Christ and helping them apply the Word of God to every area of their lives. NOTE: In 2014 the church will be supporting the Shelter with various collections/donations throughout the year

NEIGHBORS IN NEED

Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States.  One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM).  Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects. NOTE: In 2014 the church will be supporting the following UCC special offerings: One Great Hour of Sharing: March Strengthen the Church: June Neighbors in Need: October Christmas Fund: December OTHER SPECIAL OFFERINGS NOTE: In 2014 the church will be supporting the following special offerings: Have a Heart for Enfield Emergency Fuel Fund: February Bless the Bags Food Collection for Enfield Food Shelf: November Dove Tree: December Habitat for Humanity: September Creating Kits for World Church Service: September

ENFIELD FOOD SHELF

The Enfield Food Shelf accepts donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, baby diapers/food, and frozen turkeys (during the holiday season) for less fortunate families in the Enfield area. NOTE: In 2014 the church will be supporting the Food Shelf with monthly food donations/collections* and various additional collections (Food Boat and November Thanksgiving). *-Average Month donation exceeds 100lbs.

DOVE TREE

Our sanctuary Christmas tree is adorned with white doves containing gift suggestions for two local non-profit organizations in our community in need of gifts for their patrons. 

CHRISTMAS FUND (for Veterans of the Cross)

The Christmas Fund, a UCC mission offering, has helped provide supplemental monies to low-income retired clergy and lay employees, as well as to active clergy facing unforeseen financial crises.  At Christmas, the offering provides gift checks to hundreds of clergy and lay employees, but it also provides emergency assistance to them and their families throughout the year.

HAVE A HEART (Enfield Emergency Loan Fund)

Provides interest-free loans to Enfield residents with emergency/critical needs.

A program of the Enfield Churches and Community, Inc.

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING (OCWM)

One Great Hour of Sharing, as part of Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM), is a special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God's message of love and hope to people in more than eighty countries.

The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water and food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, emergency relief, and advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons. OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response.

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE - BLANKETS

Since its formation in 1957, the United Church of Christ has worked with Church World Service (founded in 1946) to accomplish more together than it could alone, joining hearts and resources to create a tradition of help and a legacy of hope.

When disaster strikes, Church World Service is the primary agency through which the UCC gives support for relief and recovery efforts. This assistance may take the form of winterized family tents for Pakistani earthquake survivors, food packages and tankers full of water for displaced people in violence-torn Darfur, Sudan, or long-term recovery assistance for families affected by hurricanes, tornados, or flooding across the U.S.

 

ENFIELD LOAVES AND FISHES

The Enfield Congregational Church supports Loaves & Fishes with the following special Missions: Monthly Donation (second Tuesday of each month) of Sandwiches* *- 7 loaves of egg salad, tuna and peanut butter& jelly sandwiches Brunch at Loaves & Fishes (fourth Saturday of every other month). Food donations & church volunteers support this local mission. NOTE: The 2014 scheduled months for the brunches are February, April, June, August, October, and December. NOTE: ALWAYS CHECKOUT OUT THE OUTREACH BULLETIN BOARD FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS, SIGN-UP SHEETS, AND THANK-YOU NOTES (RECEIVED IN RESPONSE TO YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS). .

 

Information

Enfield Congregational Church
1295 Enfield Street
Enfield, CT 06082
Phone: (860)745-3646
Fax: (860)741-2933

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3171
Enfield, CT 06083

e-mail: echurch01@sbcglobal.net