Our congregation reacts in a willing, dedicated, and enthusiastic way to do whatever is necessary whenever and wherever there is a need for our church, the local community, and globally.

+ Adopt-A-Shelf

We are helping to impact The Southbury Food Bank's shelves and help their clients! In an effort to sustain the food bank's ever increasing food demands and allow families to play a vital role in keeping food on their shelves each month.

2016 Results: 78 cans of soup each month to the Southbury Food Bank.

How to help: Already shopping for groceries? Great! We are responsible for collecting 40 (or more!) cans of soup each month through donations. Just pick up an extra can or two each month and drop them off at the church on Sunday. Want to do even more? We also assign volunteers to bring the goods and stock our shelf at the food bank each month.

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+ Adult Mission Trip

Adult Mission Trips are held various times throughout the year with a group of adults working to help others. Past projects have included serving food to the homeless and building housing with Habitat for Humanity.

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+ Big Chill Out

This year you gave 69 new blankets, comforters and sleeping bags to help all those who are living outdoors or in apartments that have heating issues stay warmer this year.

2017 Results: 103 items going to help the GWIM patrons.

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Contact: Jandi duBois

+ Christmas Gift Tree

A Christmas Gift board that provided opportunitites to provide gifts for children in Southbury and Covenant to Care.

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+ Comfort Caps

Each year, a large group of willing and capable volunteers come together to create Comfort Caps for the Harold Leever Cancer Center in Waterbury. If you don't know how to sew, please come anyway. There are many jobs like ironing, pinning and cutting, and many hands make light work.

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Contact: Kim Friend

+ Diaper Bags

Not every mother-to-be receives a baby shower, nor can every family afford the many items that a first baby requires. We help with supplies and funding to assemble and deliver diaper bags filled with clothing and supplies to area hospitals and shelters.

2017 Results: 52 diaper bags to Waterbury and St. Mary’s Hospital and the GWIM.

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+ Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

We will be serving at the Soup Kitchen in New Haven every month. Sign up and bring a friend! We can take a maximum of eight people.

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How to help:Sign up in the Church Social Hall
When: 4th Thursday in Church parking lot at 4:15pm, returning about 7:30pm.
Contact: Pete Peterson

+ Food Bank Fill-A-Bag

Did you know nearly 270 Region 15 students receive free or reduced lunch during the school year? When school is out parents must find the money for an additional meal each day. We help by providing 45 Bags of critically needed food to the Southbury Food Bank, who helps by providing nutritious lunches for these students.

2017 Results: 45 Bags of critically needed food to the Southbury Food Bank.

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+ Green Thumbs

Help maintain our gardens and grounds throughout the year.

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+ Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawls continues to be a powerful ministry. The ministry is open to all levels of expertise, including beginners. We are happy to teach. Supplies are available at the Church if you need them (voluntary contribution of $15 for three skeins of Lion Homespun yarn).

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Contact: Leslie Bacigalupi

+ Safe Haven Donations

Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury provides emergency shelter and free comprehensive support services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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How to help:We will be making comfort bags for mothers and children that come to the shelter. Safe Haven’s Wish List: Gift cards (Walmart, Stop and Shop, Walgreens, CVS), diapers, baby wipes, toothpaste ,deodorant, non-perishable food. A closet for donations is clearly marked in the Church Office Lobby. Or feel free to leave your donations in the red collection tubs in the Narthex.
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+ Soup Kitchen Cooking

Hunger is year round and you can help by cooking for Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministry's (GWIM) Soup Kitchen! They accept everything from desserts,salads, fresh vegetables and fruits, casseroles, breads, and almost anything you can whip up in your kitchen. Pans and recipe suggestions are in the Soup Kitchen closet outside the offices, labeled with a chef's hat. Please label your food items with “Soup Kitchen” and have them in the Church kitchen any time on Sunday, as we go up early the first Monday of the month.

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How to help: Sign-up on the bulletin board outside the Church kitchen to cook.
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Contact:Jandi du Bois

+ Stuff Its

They help assemble our Church bulletin every week, our newsletter every month and are willing to do whatever it takes to keep us moving forward in our communication needs. They also fill our office area with great laughter and cheer, and remind us weekly what a special group of people they are.

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+ Thanksgiving Baskets

Each year we coordinate and organize the collection of donated groceries and/or gift cards for Thanksgiving food baskets used to create Thanksgiving meals.

2017 Results: 6 Southbury Families enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner

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+ Worship Team

Feeling called to be part of the worship team? Greeters, ushers, fellowship hour help and more.

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