Serving Another in Love Together

“Breaking down the barriers between the givers and the receivers of aid, between those who have and those who have not, is an essential expression of the solidarity that liberates the privileged from their blindness and the marginalized from their invisibility.”

Theodore W. Jennings;  Source:  Good News to the Poor

First Congregational Church of Stamford has a long tradition of outreach to both the local and global community as demonstrated by the initiation and continuation of a community Thanksgiving dinner and for providing the first home for what is now known as the Shelter for the Homeless.

Our challenge is to understand and to respond to the ongoing needs of both the local and global communities.  We are currently supporting and invite you to participate in the following:

Downtown EATS:  A meal is prepared and shared with guests on the 2nd Saturday each month (11:30 am- 1:00 pm).  There is also a shared Food pantry and small items available.
Needs:    Volunteers to help on the day of the event
Non perishable foods and small toiletries

New Covenant House of Hospitality:  Once a month friends and members cook and deliver a lunch.
Needs:    Volunteers to help cook the lunch

Community Thanksgiving Dinner:
Needs:  Food;  Monetary donations
Volunteers to help the week before and on Thanksgiving

Thrift Shop: (open Thursdays from 10:00-3:00)
Needs:  Donations of items in good/clean condition (no large furniture).