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Adult Mission Trip

 

There is a trip in the process of being planned for the Spring of 2017.  Details to be announced.  If you'd like to be kept on our list to be contacted with details, please click the "Additional Information" button below.

Angel Tree Ministry

The Angel Tree Ministry is a prison fellowship program that connects parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. The church receives names of children who are signed up by their mother or father in prison. Nametags of these children and gift suggestions are displayed on the Christmas tree located in the church parlor in November with return of the gifts about 2 weeks before Christmas.

 

Baby Bottle Coin Bank Drive

Each year, beginning Mother's Day and ending Father's Day, our church collects change in Baby Bottles.  Baby bottles are placed in the pews and the congregation is asked to take the bottles home and fill them with change/cash/checks to benefit Chrysalis, a shelter and transitional program for abused women and their children in Meriden. Chrysalis services the Cheshire, Meriden and Wallingford communities.  For more information, please follow this link:

 

Cheshire Food Drive

The Cheshire Food Drive will hold its 43rd annual collection of non-perishable food items on our church Green.  A trailer parked on Church Drive is the drop off location for all donations that will help stock the shelves of the Cheshire Community Food Pantry. Food and monetary donations provide direct help to families in need in the town of Cheshire.  For more information about the Cheshire Food Drive, please follow this link:

 

 

 

 

 

                         

Two weekends each year, our congregation meets at the church and heads out into our community for a day of service.  From helping our fellow parshioners with yard work to volunteering at a local shelter, we take on a range of projects that meet the needs of our local folks and the skill sets of those who serve.  We hope that you will consider being a part of this worthwhile and reward effort!

“You are the light of the world; you are the salt of the earth.”

(Matthew 5:13-14).

Salt and light grants recognize that each member of the congregation has a call from God to be a Christian at work in the world, sharing our gifts, skills and passion. These grants give financial support to people to help them carry out their calling or passion in our community and around the world in ways they could not accomplish on their own.   For Salt and Light Guidelines and Application, plese click here:

On the last Monday of every month our church brings bag dinners and clothing to the New Haven Green as part of multi-church ministry to area homeless called “Midnight Run.”  A sign up sheet is posted mid-month in the lobby area for needed food items.  You may also donate used men’s clothing, including winter coats, hats and gloves.  New white socks and underwear are always appreciated.  For more information about Midnight Run, please follow this link:

Midnight Run
Outreach Weekends
Salt and Light Grants
Weekly Food Donations

Each Sunday our church welcomes your donations of non-perishable foods in specially marked baskets and bins in the parlor and by the front doors.  All foods collected are then given to the Cheshire Food Pantry and Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, while boxed cereal goes to FISH in New Haven for an up to date list of current food needs, go to Cheshirefoodpantry.org

We also support the following agencies with our time and financial gifts:

The First Congregational Church of Cheshire - 111 Church Drive - Cheshire, CT - 06410 - 203-272-5323

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