Mission and outreach are a serious part of God’s work. But, as the proverb states, many hands make light work.
It is our part of our mission to take care of those in need. Financially, our church supports local organizations, such as Bethlehem House and the Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport, and those further afield, such as Branford Hospice, Gulf Coast Reconstruction and Mercy Touch Orphanage in Zambia.
Our church members provide great relief and solace to both church and community members. Our Caregivers program is a hugely effective outreach effort through which over 20 members support our elderly and "shut ins," making phone calls, sending cards, providing transportation to appointments and offering a human touch to those who might otherwise get lost or forgotten. Our Comfort Shawl Knitting Group has knitted and crocheted over 150 shawls for those who are in need in the hopes of remind them that our church there for them.
Our Parish Nurses provide monthly blood pressure screenings, informational programs on various health topics and act as a general resource to our members on health related issues.
We partner with a social worker from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. Through this Covenant to Care program, we try to meet the needs of families and children facing hardship and disruption of their daily lives.
Each December we have our Journey of Homage where we pay tribute to the birth of Jesus by offering warmth and sustenance to those who are homeless. In walking the streets of Bridgeport, meeting those in need personally, our youth and adults begin to truly face the plight of the homeless in America.