The Bible and our faith reminds us we are to see and to care for those in the community around us and for the world, and its peoples, which God has entrusted to our care. As members and friends of Second Congregational Church, we take that call and that responsibility seriously.
Close to home, one of ways we do this is through our involvement in and support of a variety of programs which cares for those in need in our community.
Neighbor's Pantry is a local organization which provides much needed food twice a month to individuals and households.
Backpack Program in partnership with the Flood Brook Elementary School we provide supplemental food for students who need it.
Dismas House is a transitional housing in Rutland, VT for furloughed inmates, who are still under the supervision of the Department of Corrections, that seeks to reconcile such individuals to society and society to such individuals. We prepare and help to serve two dinners each month, one at the home for men and one for the home for women.
Camp Agapeis a camp for Vermont children seven to seventeen having one or both parents who have been or are under the supervision of the Department of Corrections. Camp Agape holds its camp at Bethany Birches in Plymouth, VT, and is sponsored by the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church and the Episcopal Church.
Workforce Housing Project Through the gift of two acres of land by a family who are members of Second Congregational Church, we are in the process of putting details and funding in place in order to build a home for a family in the Londonderry area.
We also support ministries which reach beyond our local neighborhood. We supported relief efforts in Texas last winter when the Texas power grid went down and in Haiti following the recent earthquake. Sometimes this support is through local organizations with whom we are in touch such as Kenya Dryland Education Fund which we supported through our Lenten Change Challenge offering. Other times it is through the collective efforts of the United Church of Christ such as our support of relief supplies for families whose homes were destroyed by the fires in California.
For additional information about any of these organizations or how you can add your support to any of these efforts, please be in touch with the church office.
tel (802) 824-6453 | PO Box 77 | 2051 North Main Street | Londonderry, Vermont 05148