Ways to Serve
To learn more about ways to serve, contact Marianna Kilbride, Director of Missions and Outreach.
Open Door and Pacific House
Open Door Shelter Ministry Team: Every 4th Tuesday of the month join a group traveling to Norwalk to serve lunch to the homeless. Meet in the church circle at 11:15am and return by 2:30pm. To participate contact Susie Swindell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacific House Shelter Ministry Team: Once a month shop, cook, or serve, or all three for the homeless men of Stamford. Food drop offs on designated days are at 4:30pm, travel to Stamford from the church kitchen at 4:45pm and return by 7:30pm. To be involved, contact Suzanne Brannan at email@example.com.
Meals on Wheels
Volunteer service has been suspended for now. We will announce when we are back delivering
Inspirica is one of the largest providers of services to the homeless in Connecticut. Their mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping people achieve and maintain permanent housing and stability in their lives. The church partners on many projects with Inspirica including the annual sneaker tree providing new school sneakers for their afterschool program. Contact Marianna Kilbride for information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missions & Social Action Committee
The Missions and Social Action Committee (“MSA”) is responsible for disbursing the annual budget which is dedicated to missions giving. Participants liaise with benevolences in order to make recommendations to the committee.
MSA is comprised of 8 members, elected to 3-year term by the congregation. Meetings are held monthly.
The members of the Missions and Social Action Committee are Eben Breed, Leigh Engen (chair), Will Flynn, Kristine Gore, Katrina Harriman, Dan Radman, Debbie Shew, and Marianne Toldalagi.
Outreach Abroad: Maasai Connection
In response to the anguish of 9/11, the Maasai Connection was created to be a force for good in an at-risk community in Kenya. The love of this congregation has seen the Maasai through severe drought, food shortages, and political violence.
To join this wonderful partnership, please contact Marianna Kilbride at email@example.com.
Our projects have included a water pipeline, water cisterns, drought resistant goats, solar panels, a greenhouse and laying hens, as well as construction of dormitories have been vital to sustaining the Maasai. Yearly, 30 congregants support Maasai education scholarships for elementary and high school students.
Maasai Pipeline Lifeline 2020
This year we have a Virtual Giving Program with our church school children and all of us adults!
Click here to read more about this next chapter of that will bring clean and safe water to the community; improve health and hygiene; and provide better opportunities for the school age girls.
YG Mission Trips
The YG mission trip (for grades 9-12) is a balance of hard work and fun designed to bring a ministry of love to those in need. The program includes group work projects, meaningful interactions with community members, prayer, vespers, and worship. Participants leave our trip with a changed perspective on their world and a better understanding of the difficulties faced by those who suffer the burdens of poverty, disability and neglect. The YG mission trip takes place over 10 days during the New Canaan public school’s winter vacation.
Other Youth Trips
JYG, MSYG, and Quest each have a Mission Trip experiences throughout the year. JYG (grades 5-6) has an overnight trip in the spring, MSYG (grades 7-8) goes to Mountainside for three days each May, and Quest (grades 9-12) goes on a Mission Trip for more than a week at the end of the school year. For more information, please contact the church office at (203)966-2651.
Adult Mission Trips
Each year since 2003, a group of adults from our congregation have embarked on mission trips to a variety of locations including: Exuma, Florida, New Orleans, Belize, Baltimore and Nicaragua. The trips, typically held over 7-10 days in the spring, include various construction or renovation projects. The love of God and one another is apparent on each trip, as our friendships grow stronger through service to others.