‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
Caring About Mercy & Justice
We encourage each other to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors, near and far. We strive to understand how each of us can help bring mercy, justice and hope to our brothers and sisters in a sinful and hurting world.
There are many opportunities to be involved in Mercy & Justice ministry: participate in projects, serve on the planning committee, donate needed goods, or learn more about living out our calling to be just and merciful.
Feeding the Hungry, Sheltering the Cold
We collect food for the Hockanum Valley Tri-Town Pantry. We sponsor a team in Windham Area Interfaith Ministry’s (WAIM) November Walk for Warmth, to raise funds for fuel assistance, and lend a hand at their Willimantic center. Each Christmas season, we participate in WAIM’s Adopt a Family program, sharing joy with families in crisis through donations of gifts, decorations, and food. Because the Bible calls us to care for refugees and immigrants, we support the Quiet Corner Refugee Resettlement project. We give to Living Water International, a Christian organization serving people in extreme poverty by providing access to clean water. We also contribute financially to the fight against human trafficking, through International Justice Ministry, and to organizations that care for refugees and disaster survivors, such as World Relief and World Vision. And we encourage buying fair trade goods, including the coffee served after worship, to reduce exploitation.
Our concern about people who are homeless has prompted us to serve with the Windham Region No Freeze Hospitality Center. We donate needed personal care items, provide a monthly home-cooked meal during the shelter’s cold season, assist homeless people in doing their laundry
through our Clothesline Connection program, help with twice a year shelter cleanups, and give Christmas gifts to the shelter residents.