Our church school and our youth groups work hard every year on various outreach projects. Below is information on our annual outreach projects:
The children’s weekly offering, as well as money from other mission projects conducted during the year, is donated to Heifer International. This year we are planning field trips in September to visit a Heifer farm in Rutland, Mass. For more information, contact Sue Werst or visit the website for Heifer International.
Mission Sunday: November
On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, students prepare a turkey soup luncheon for the residents of the Mill Apartments in Milford. Our children also create table favors and other fixings of the meal as part of their fall and winter term class work. Our children (assisted by teachers and volunteer parents) serve and share the meal at the apartments around noon.
Christmas Eve Stuffed Animal Collection
Children of all grades bring a stuffed animal (new, washable) to the family worship service on Christmas Eve at 5:00 p.m. The collected animals are distributed to the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua and to the Elliot Hospital in Manchester. Hospital staff use the animals throughout the year to comfort and reassure young patients in their pediatric and emergency facilities. During worship, after the presentation of the nativity, children bring their offerings to the chancel steps.