Missions and Outreach

"Sometimes the smallest act of love can take up the biggest space in someone’s heart.….."  
- Unknown author


December was a time when Missions ‘wrapped up’ 2017. We looked back at all the good work that our congregation did to spread the news of love and hope in the world. While there is always much to do, there was certainly much to celebrate! Please take a moment when the annual report comes out later this month and read all that you have accomplished with the Mission and Outreach budget during 2017. We trust you will be as impressed as we were!


The Friendship Table continues its mission to provide a nutritious, home cooked meal and fellowship for a few hours. The meal is open to the community and while we often see regulars attend, we frequently see newcomers who are looking for friendship. Chef Colby, who has become such a good friend to our church, has agreed to cook the meal for the next few months.


In December we continued to support Turning Point, Gifts to Give, Mobile Ministries, Change for Change (

currently The Alzheimer’s Association), Marion’s Council on Aging and Damien’s Pantry.

We cannot emphasis enough how much we appreciate your continued generosity and prayers as we reach out into the community in the spirit of Christian love.


Wishing God’s continued blessings during the New Year. The Missions and Outreach Committee:  Meg and David Albert, Ruth Cederberg, Susan Kenny, Susan Smith and Susan Taggart.

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