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Mission Front

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Congregational financial and in-kind giving to Outreach in 2019 included :

One Great Hour of Sharing

Collected $675 supporting the many missions of the United Church of Christ

Christmas Fund

Provided $1,661 to assist retired UCC pastors

Mother’s Day Blankets (Church World Services)

Collected $765 to provide 153 warm blankets to those in war-torn areas or experiencing natural disasters

Covenant to Care

Backpack Program

Provided more than 50 backpacks filled with school supplies to area youth to help them start the school year prepared, an estimated value of $6,250

Manchester Area Conference of Churches (MACC)

Provided food and clothing and toiletry donations at an estimated value of $6,000; prepared and served 5 meals at MACC, with 46 individuals participating on WCC Serving Ministry Teams; and delivered 47 gift cards to MACC totaling an estimated $1,175 to assist needy families for Christmas


WCC hosted this event, which celebrated its 50th anniversary.  Raised $9,400 and provided walkers to add to the 10 participating churches.  MACC received $2,350

Undies Sunday

Collected and delivered socks and underwear worth an estimated $1,600 for MACC

Food Share

Hosted twice-monthly distribution of food including fruits and vegetables, each attended by approximately 120 area residents, facilitating distribution of an estimated $260,000 of food in 2019; planned and hosted Christmas and June luncheons for 120 people and distributed 200+ winter coats, as well as miscellaneous items such as scarves, hats and gloves worth more than $6,000

SW Food and Fuel Bank

Collected and delivered 800 lbs. of food worth an estimated $1,360, plus $150 incash and 173 jars of jelly worth an estimated $360.

Habitat for Humanity

Sent an eight person WCC team in October to help sheet rock and shingle the roof of a home in East Hartford.

Village at Buckland

Court Ministry

Saturday morning reading program supplied at The Village at Buckland Court


In addition, WCC 2018 Budgeted Outreach Funds were dispensed as follows :

United Church of Christ (UCC)

Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM),

CT and National support total was $7,600


$56,800 in financial and in-kind donations
plus facilitation of $260,000 in Foodshare distributions

Our church has carried out God’s work well!  A huge” thank you” to the congregation for their generosity this past year in living out MISSION, both IN-REACH AND OUTREACH, as an integral part of our church’s identity and sacred calling.

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