Missions & Social Action Committee
The Missions and Social Action Committee is responsible for disbursing 25% of the annual operating budget which is dedicated to missions giving. Participants liaise with benevolences to insure the health, well-being, and need of organizations in order to make recommendations to the committee.
Current benevolences include:
- The Open Door Shelter in Norwalk, which serves homeless and working poor individuals and families
- Pacific House Shelter for the Homeless in Stamford, serving homeless men
Watch a slideshow about volunteering at Pacific House here!
- Pivot Ministries in Norwalk and Bridgeport, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for men
- Re-Entry Ministry in Bridgeport, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program for women
- Inspirica in Stamford, seeking programmatically to break the cycle of homelessness
In addition to these local organizations, our congregation supports the work of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ, and has ongoing relationships with the Maasai and Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya. We have partnered with the Maasai for many years on a variety of projects, as well as sponsored two students at Daystar.
MSA is comprised of 8 members. Members commit to a three year term, are nominated to serve by the congregation’s Nominating and Governance Committee, and elected by the congregation. Meetings are 1 per month.