The First Church Congregational Church of Coventry supports many non-profit organizations as an outreach of our faith. Our giving represents who we are in the community. Members of our church support organizations through their designated pledges. While we individually support the church to enrich our spiritual lives, as a group we support missions to enrich the lives of others. We provide monetary support for low-income housing in Coventry by assisting with our church apartments and carry out Mission Trips to help others in other countries or within the US. We also support the wider missions of the United Church of Christ – One Great Hour of Sharing, Neighbors in Need, Strengthen the Church, and The Christmas Fund (formerly Veterans of the Cross.)
October: We support Church World Services by participating in our annual CROP Walk (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) in October each year in conjunction with Second Congregational Church. Funds raised through this walk fight hunger and poverty both at home and across the globe, with 25% of the money raised coming back to Coventry as a donation to the Food Bank.
November: We hold an annual Bruce John Sock Drive to benefit the No Freeze Shelter in Willimantic. Gently used and clean socks, as well as new socks, are collected. Our Board of Missions then donates $1 for every new pair donated. We also collect gently used coats, jackets and sweaters to benefit WAIM, Windham Area Interfaith Ministries.
December: Gifts are purchased by individuals via gift tags provided by DCF to give 25 children under their care a Christmas gift they wish for. We also collect bibs, sippie cups and wipes as DCF is always in need of these items.
Pew Envelopes: In each pew, there is a specially marked “Missions Donation” envelope. Monthly we support a mission via these donations. In October we support Church World Services, November the No Freeze Shelter, and in December we support the Coventry Clergy Fuel Bank. We encourage the use of Pastor’s Discretionary Fund envelopes each Sunday where donated funds are used by our pastor to provide prompt, confidential assistance to people in need.
Mission Trip 2018-Providence RI
Pray for Peace Around the World