14 West Street
Newtown, CT 06470
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday through Friday
Newtown Congregational Church, UCC
NCC organizes annual service trips to aid people who are financially or physically challenged who are in need housing repair and spiritual uplifting. There are trips for high school students, college students, and adults to various areas of the country.
-High School Age Group is ecumenical, which means it involves youth from local churches of varied denominations. The group is called the N.E.W.S (Newtown Ecumenical Workcamp Servants) with it's members are lovingly called "workcampers". The service trips are planned to take place for a week during summer vacation. Planning and fundraising is a year-long process for these youth, but it is all worthwhile when they learn how they can improve the living conditions, the spirits, and even the faith of the people they work for.
-College Students and Young Adults usually take a service trip in winter and/or spring that involves travel to the UCC Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi.
-Adults take a trip in the midst of winter, occasionally several trips are taken within one year. The adults' favorite locale is Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi.
All service trips are open to the public, if space is available.
Contact the NCC office if you are interested in participation in a service trip.