NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC
NEWTOWN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, UCC

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Newtown Congregational Church

14 West Street

Newtown, Connecticut 06470

Office Hours:

9:00AM to 5:00PM

Tuesday through Friday

Phone:

203-426-9024

203-426-9600

Email:

newcong@sbcglobal.net

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203-270-7741

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We Must Help The Weak, Remembering The Words The Lord Jesus Himself Said: "It is more blessed to give that to receive." (Acts 20:35)

The outreach ministries of Newtown Congregational Church are varied and numerous, as we view ourselves as the hands and feet of God on earth. 

Our NCC Global Community Ministry has reference resources available for assitance, but we have limited funds to assist our neighbors in need. However in the case of extreme and immediate need, the ministry is able to assist through community awareness and special fundraising events.

 

 

 ORGANIZATIONS AND MISSIONS NCC SUPPORTS:

  • United Church of Christ (UCC) - Basic Support and special offerings (Neighbors in Need, Strengthen the Church, One Great Hour of Sharing, and The Christmas Fund)
  • Silver Lake Convention Center - A UCC faith enrichment camp.

  • Give2 - Give is a program of the UCC... "We give our time and labor in the service of others, and in return we are blessed with gifts of gratitude, compassion, and wisdom. Our gifts of hospitality multipy exponentially when we work together to heal the world!" 

  • Equal Exchange Fair Trade Coffee program. 

  • Church World Service (CWS)
  • Blanket & Tools program

  • C.R.O.P Hunger Walks - "Ending Hunger One Step At A Time".

  • Emergnecy Relief Buckets - for victims of hurricanes and other disasters.

  • Ability Beyond - Our Women's Circle of Hope Fellowship supports this organization.
  • Back Bay Mission (Biloxi, Mississippi) - a UCC program of home repair and support for people in need.
  • Bridgeport Rescue Mission - "fighting poverty from the inside out".
  • Elon Home for Children - Our Women's Circle of Hope Fellowship supports this organization.
  • Equal Exchange - coffee program. http://www.ucc.org/fair-trade-project
  • Feed the Children - Our Men's Group promotes this organization. 
  • Families United in Newtown - Friends of Autistic people.
  • Holy Joe's Cafe - Supported by our office coffee drinkers.
  • Home Front - Home repair for local residents.
  • Interfaith Refugee Resettlement Program (IRIS) - An ecumenical effort to help settle refugees into the Danbury area.
  • Friends of Kakamega - helping children ina  Kenyan orphanage. http://www.friendsofkakamega.org/ 
  • Newtown Fund - Christmas gift donation program.
  • Newtown Youth and Family Services.
  • Regional Hospice - Annual Breakfast. NCC sponsors a table of 8 and fills it with individuals willing to give a donation.
  • Resiliency Center of Newtown.
  • Salvation Army - Food Pantry (Newtown) 
  • Women's Center (Danbury) - Our Women's Circle of Hope Fellowship supports this organization.

The Cornerstone Thrift Center Beneficiaries: 

In addition to fulfilling its annual monetary commitment to the Church (well over a half million dollars over the years to the NCC budget), the Cornerstone has regularly made material contributions to various entities in the wider community. These include the following:

¨ Bridgeport Rescue Mission: clothing, especially winter outerwear.

¨ Save-A-Suit in  Bethel (for veterans): business wear.

¨ Refugee Resettlement Ministry: clothing and household items

¨ Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, MS: clothing and backpacks.

¨ Newtown Animal Shelter and local veterinarians: old towels .

¨ Newtown Florist: common vases.

¨ NEWS (Newtown Ecumenical WorkCamp Servants) youth mission trips: monetary support and work clothes.

¨ Mothers United Against Violence (Hartford): winter coats, business wear.

¨ Fire Victims: clothing and/or household items as needed.

¨ Department of Children and Family Services: emergency requests.

¨ Kakamega Orphanage in Kenya: fabric grocery bags.

¨ Danbury Military Museum: vintage uniform items.

¨ Local theater groups: props and clothing for costumes.

¨ Eagles Winds Foundation Orphanage in Mexico: infant and children’s clothing.

¨ Wilbur Cross Middle School: khaki and navy blue trousers and collared shirts.

¨ Cyrenius H. Booth Library: gowns for display of historical wedding wear.

¨ Friends of the Booth Library: books for their annual book sale.

¨ Newtown Social Services: occasional clothing and/or household necessities; and new clothing items for Christmas baskets.

¨ Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Connecticut: clothing and household items.

 

 

Individual Compassion

There are also many unknown ministries and outreach endeavors by individuals of our congregation who seek to follow the guidance of Christ as he said: "when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let you left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." (Matthew 6:2-3)

Some of the organizations our members are involved with outside of NCC:

  • Dorothy Day Hospitality House (Danbury)

  • FAITH Food Pantry (Newtown)

  • FISH - Providing rides to individuals for local doctors and hospital visits.

  • Lion's Club.

  • Literacy Volunteers of America (Danbury) - Assist adults with reading.

  • Meals on Wheels - Delivering meals to homebound individuals in the Newtown area.

  • Relay for Life - Raising funds for cancer research.

  • Rotary.

  • Special Olympics.

  • Visiting Nurses Association.

Yes, someone lives under the blanket.

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