SHARING CHRIST'S LOVE

Through our missions budget we support...

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

                        The Connecticut Conference provides the organizational infrastructure for the 260 congregations of the United Church of Christ denomination in Connecticut. They support Silver Lake Conference Center and assist churches with placement, mission interpretation, and resources.

            The National office of the United Church of Christ provides the infrastructure for the 5,880 congregations of the United Church of Christ denomination.

LOCAL GIVING

  •           Operation Gift Cards, directed by Al Meadows, offers support for United States troops by providing gifts cards to wounded United States soldiers recuperating at Walter Reed Military Hospital. For more information see www.ctveterans.org.

  •           Interfaith Council of Southwestern Connecticut seeks to promote inter-religious dialogue and collaboration and sponsors forums on social justice issues.

  •          Salvation Army conducts a house of worship, Bible studies and a soup kitchen in downtown Stamford.

  •          Men's Shelter at Pacific House provides short-term housing, job training and food for homeless men in Stamford area.

  •           Inspirica offers a variety of social services to foster independence and self-dependence among their clients. They operate low-income transitional housing, day care, vocational training. The Missions Budget donation is designated for McKinney Residence, a home for AIDS victims and the Women's Shelter, which provides temporary housing for homeless women.

  •          Senior Nutrition Program, previously known as Meals-on-Wheels, delivers nutritional mid-day meals to shut-ins and elderly residents throughout Stamford.

  •          Stamford Counseling Center offers spiritually sensitive, clinically-based psychotherapy and related evaluation services, educational programs and organizational consultation. The Missions Budget donation subsidizes low-income client fees.

  •         PIVOT Ministries of Bridgeport is a Christian based sixteen-month program to rehabilitate men with drug or substance abuse problems through providing housing, counseling, Bible study, and recreational activities.

  •         Domestic Violence Crisis Center is a Stamford organization that provides counseling and a safe haven for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse.

  •         Food Bank is a storehouse from which agencies feeding the hungry can obtain food at below wholesale prices.

  •         New Covenant House of Hospitality, the sole soup kitchen in Stamford, offers two free meals daily.

  •         The Stamford Senior Center, is a non-profit, tax exempt, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing programs that will help independent senior adults be active, healthy, and contributing members of the community. It provides physical exercise, intellectual challenges, socialization, entertainment, and information in an environment that is welcoming, functional, and attractive.

  •         Laurel House offers, job training and placement, companionship, educational opportunities, and housing, if necessary, to adults diagnosed with mental illness.

FOREIGN GIVING

  •             Though All Culture’s Table, Remy Mesilus operates an orphanage for young children in Achaie, Haiti.

  •             Through the Child Fund International, our Mission Budget sponsors and provides educational assistance for Geofrey Mulabi, a 13 year old boy in Uganda.

  •             Hope Secondary School, located near Bethlehem on the West Bank in Israel, is a Christian preparatory school for orphaned, disadvantaged, and handicapped Palestinian children. The school provides food, lodging and clothing for forty boys, and enrolls 100 students in its academic programs.

  •             The House of Hope International Peace Center, located in the upper Galilee in Israel, was founded in 1978 by Arab citizens of Israel. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to the realization of peace and cooperation based on mutual respect and understanding between Arabs and Jews. 

  •             Lady Doak College, located in Madurai, India, is an accredited college and post secondary school for women, affiliated with the United Church of Christ Board for Higher Education in Asia. 

  •             Dave and Jenny Rowe work with Wycliffe Bible Translators promoting literacy and information technology support for translating the Bible into indigenous languages in Benin.

EDUCATION

  •            Since 1971 Union Memorial Church has funded the Samuel J. Evers Memorial Scholarship in memory of our founding pastor to provide financial assistance to a student in the Yale Divinity School.

  •             The Parent Leadership Training Institute, sponsored in part by the Stamford Health Department, is an intensive training program for empowering parents to become advocates for children in the Stamford community.