Missions and Outreach

“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.”

-Richelle E. Goodrich


Your Mission and Outreach Committee continues to prayerfully consider ways to brighten the days of those within our community through such efforts as:

The Friendship Table/Penny Pinchers Exchange (held the 3rd Thursday evening of each month), Mobile Ministries (run out of New Bedford), Damien’s Pantry (supporting the tri-town areas), Turning Point (supporting local communities), Gifts to Give (supporting the South Coast), The Walk for Hunger (supporting all of Massachusetts), Change for Change (currently supporting The Butterfly Tree), Our Church’s Wider Mission (supporting the UCC and our local church), a summer camp scholarship for our own sponsored Boy Scout troop #32 and most recently our church generously donated $192 to One Great Hour of Sharing.

Traditionally, the third Sunday of the month we spend a few minutes during worship to speak to what the Mission committee has been accomplishing in your name. From time to time we hope to invite a community member to come and talk about an organization in which they are involved and how it helps in the community. We think it may be a good way for us to come face-to-face with service organizations and hear first-hand how they benefit the people around us.

It is with deep regret that we accept Kate Mahoney’s resignation from our committee. We are thankful for her dedication and especially for all the valuable recommendations that she gave us during her time on the committee. We are prayerfully considering implementing some of those proposals over the next few months– stay tuned!

As always, we welcome your thoughts and suggestions. Feel free to contact any member of our committee
– Meg and David Albert, Susan Kenny, Susan Smith, Susan Taggart, and Pastor MaryAnn.

Some Reminders:

Wish Lists (Donation Boxes in the Narthex):

Mobile Ministries: (formally Mobile Loaves and Fishes) will be needing our help to stock the trucks that go to different parts of New Bedford to distribute clothing donated to the homeless. They need raincoats, sweatshirts, lightweight jackets, caps, and socks. There will be a container in the vestry to collect your donations. They go out Mondays and Saturdays with their trucks to outfit the homeless in New Bedford. You generously helped them in the winter with a wonderful supply of clothing. They are very thankful for your support.

Gifts to Give: stuffed animals can be given to the children because of the special process that G to G has to clean them.

Turning Point: Backpacks, Plain and Colored Pencils, Blue and Black Pens, Pencil Sharpeners, Crayons, Markers, Highlighters, Notebooks, 3-Ring Binders, Filler Paper, White Glue, Rulers, Erasers

Mercy Meals: Good Used Books, White Tube Socks

Damien's Pantry: (Please check expiration dates) Hot/Cold Cereals, Pancake Mix, Pancake Syrup, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Dry Pasta and sauce, Rice, Mac and Cheese, Instant Potatoes, Baked Beans, Soups, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Tuna Fish, Juices

We appreciate your support - we couldn't do what we do without your help!!

Your Missions Committee