covenant to care
ANNUAL GIVING TREE
Every December, in keeping with our covenant to help and provide for our area’s children and youth in need, the Missions Committee sponsors a Giving Tree which allows the congregation an opportunity to provide Christmas gifts to several area families.
Gifts are donated to children involved in the New Britain area DCF (Department of Children and Families). Every year our goal is to have gift donations for a minimum of 20 children for Christmas.
Sign-ups begin in November during Fellowship hour and continue until all tags have been taken.
Annual Back-Pack Drive
The Missions Committee hosts an annual back-to-school backpack drive for children involved in the New Britain DCF system. Sign-ups usually occur during the summer months at coffee hour. Each year, our goal is to fill and deliver at least 20 backpacks. You will be supplied with the backpack itself and asked to fill it with suggested items from a list given each year.
Ideas for School Backpacks
All Ages: pens, pencils, erasers, glue, tape, scissors, colored pencils or markers, thermal lunch bags, folders to hold school papers, sealed snacks, juice boxes, useful gadgets (keychain, flashlights, etc.)
Younger children: pencil box, storybook, crayons, pencils, barrettes, flashlights
Teens: Wire bound notebooks, paperback book, journal or notebook, calculator.The Church sponsors a social worker from the New Britain area office. We provide the social worker with school supplies, emergency furniture and clothing when needed.