God calls us to blessed work in many ways … a moment of friendship, a meal for a neighbor, rebuilding a home or standing together to oppose injustice. As a congregation of God’s children we band together to serve our community and to help those in need across the country and around the world. We welcome you to join us. Mission Trips Our Congregation make regular missions trips across the country to provide help and aid to many communities. We have been to New Orleans twice, Pine Ridge Reservation to work with Re-member 3 times,( get information! http://www.re-member.org/default.asp) and Tennessee once. We have done short trips with City Missions. All our mission trips are in generational. Fight Against Hunger Our Church works closely with the Ilse Marks Food Pantry in Stoughton to meet the needs of many families in our community. We gather regularly for our Soup Ministry to make fresh homemade soups, and the Men’s Club of our Church gives a portion of each year’s Christmas Tree sales to the food pantry. Parishioners also stock a food pantry in our Church where people give what they can, and receive what they need. Next time you visit us, if you’d like, bring along some canned or dry goods for those in need. Check out our Pantry Soup page on Facebook. Caring Hands and Hearts Throughout the year we gather to apply our hearts and hands to missions which touch people’s lives, such as our “Hat & Mitten” tree at Christmas. We participate in The Friends of the South Shore Homless Christmas Gift Program every year. We assemble mission kits with school supplies or personal care items to help those in need for Church World Services. We raise money for Heifer International and are close to an Ark! Each year we collect clothing for a community clothing sale coordinated with many local social service agencies. Prayer Shawl and Baby Blanket Ministry Often the best comfort for someone struggling with loss or hardship is to know that someone cares and is passing God’s blessing to them. Through our Prayer Shawl Ministry we knit warm and comfortable – and comforting – shawls for friends, families and people in our community needing cheer and consolation. If you know someone to whom we may offer a prayer shawl, please let our Pastor know. In addition we make Baby Blankets to comfort and bless our new borns!