'Christian Outreach' Tagged Posts

'Christian Outreach' Tagged Posts

One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of Sharing is one of four special offerings of the United Church of Christ.  This Lenten Offering supports the disaster, refugee, and development ministries of the  United Church of Christ within Wider Church Ministries. When you give to One Great Hour of Sharing, you deploy resources to people in need all around the world, and in our own communities.  When man-made or natural disasters strike, love responds.  Not just for the immediate future, but for the long…

Giving Tree Thank You

“Christmas is doing a little something extra                            for someone.”                                                        Charles M. Schulz The Christian Outreach Committee is grateful for your response to the Giving Tree gifts that we were able to purchase online for the children at the Orchard Street Residential Treatment Program.  We were able to purchase 34 gifts, and more were purchased with money from gift cards. At this time of year especially, it is our chance to think of others outside…

Thanksgiving Food Collection

The members of the Christian Outreach Committee thank all of you who contributed food and money to the annual Thanksgiving Food   Collection.  The pandemic did not dampen your response to the needs of the Westminster Community Food Pantry.  Your generosity was greatly appreciated! We are well aware that the need for food at the pantry does not end with just one successful food collection.  It is a year-round need.   A few years ago John Aalto shared an idea to…

Gifts For Children

The Christian Outreach Committee is beginning to think about the holiday season and the mittens in past years we have hung on The Giving Tree in the Narthex.  There will be no tree this year as you enter the church, but that doesn’t take away the feelings we have for giving to others.  This year we have decided to again support the Residential reunification homes run by Community Healthlink whom we worked with last year.  These three homes, two in…

Gifts For Children

      This year we will be giving gifts to children and families that will provide the same smiles as we have in past years.  Once again, this holiday will look different. Nothing feels the same as it has in previous years.  We are still in the planning stages.

Food Collection

We are fast approaching the holiday season when we count our blessings and thank God for all that we have in our lives.  It is a great time to reach out to those who do not have as much as we do. This year there will be a box in the hall as you enter the church where we will be collecting food that will be distributed to families in the community before the Thanksgiving holiday. The members of the…