Thank you to all who donated and/or volunteered for our American Red Cross Blood Drive on March 2nd. We collected 33 units of blood and 6 units of “Power Red”! We apologize to those we had to turn away, as the response was so large. We look forward to doing this again in the near future.
Community Suppers ~ ALL ARE WELCOME!
Suppers to be held at our church in our Community Room
CCA Dates: Thursdays March 8th, May 3rd, September 6th 5:30-6:30
Friday December 7th (note time change to 6:30-8:00pm)
Our congregation is involved in a special opportunity to serve within the local community. Along with other local churches, our church is teaming together to serve any individual or family who would appreciate a hot meal.
We are part of an area-wide group of churches who have joined together to provide these free meals on a weekly basis. Our church will provide a family-style supper on the first Thursday, every other month. We are always looking for members of the congregation who are willing to give a little of their time to buy, prep, cook, serve, and clean up, and also join in fellowship with the guests in this worthwhile mission.
Those interested, please contact our church’s Community Supper Coordinators Bob Miskelly 554-8789, John Swanson 673-7612, or speak with either of our Pastors.
Church World Service works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. Together we reach out to neighbors in need near and far–not with a hand out, but a hand up. Groups we support range from those who work in flooded areas of southeast Asia to Camp Allen in Bedford, NH, and the annual Souhegan Valley CROP walk.
Around the world, Church World Service supports sustainable grassroots development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance, and we educate and advocate on hunger-related issues. In the U.S., we help communities respond to disasters, resettle refugees, promote fair national and international policies, and provide educational resources.
So, if you’re looking to help build a better world—a world where there’s enough for all—you’ve come to the right place! We invite you to join our network of local and global caring through participation in CROP Hunger Walks, the Blankets+ program, and the CWS Kits program.
CONSIDER YOURSELF “FRIENDED:” At this point, everyone is either on Facebook or knows people who are! Who knew that “friending” would become a verb???
The Congregational Care Team may not be on Facebook as a group, but we like the idea of accepting friends, new and old, and learning from each other by sharing thoughts and ideas. This can be done by contacting a member of our team to let us know what ways you would like to be involved. We look forward to hearing from you. Team members are Sara Phelps, coordinator, Cynthia and Charlie Glover, Bob Gibson, Carol Lyon, Jean Tonnesen, Corinne Brundage, Bob Miskelly, Pastor Dick and Pastor Maureen.
The Woman’s Association has been a central part of the life of The Congregational Church of Amherst for many years. Our purpose is “to cultivate the spirit of Christ beginning with our own lives and reaching out into the home, community and throughout the world.” We devote our time and energy to support the mission of the church.
This ministry at CCA began in 2003. In that time we have constructed, prayed over, blessed and delivered more than 200 shawls to church members, friends and family. The recipients we have chosen are, or were, dealing with various life situations where knowing that their church family was keeping them in prayer was a comfort to them.
We try to meet once a month, on the fourth Tuesday, at 1:00 pm.
One way or another, most of the groups at CCA are involved in outreach. The Senior High Youth Group hosts an Annual Spaghetti Supper and Variety Show; funds from the show support a spring Mission Trip, which has put CCA kids to work in a broad range of venues, from housing programs in Mississippi to health programs in several inner cities.