Partnerships

BOY SCOUT TROOP 27

The First Congregational Church of Woodstock is the sponsoring organization for Boy Scout Troop 27 which meets on Wednesday evenings. We enjoy a longstanding relationship with the Troop and host an annual Scout Sunday, usually in February.

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm in the church library.

 

COMMUNITY KITCHENS OF NORTHEASTERN, CT

FCCW Woodstock is the host site for the Monday meal.  All are welcome for a free, hot meal every Monday at noon.  Our congregation cooks on the second Monday of each month.  To get involved as a volunteer, contact Bruce Lyman or Bob Kirk.

 

THOMPSON ECUMENICAL EMPOWERMENT GROUP (TEEG)

“Empowering Individuals, Strengthening Families, Engaging Families”

TEEG

TEEG is a human services organization that lends aid and support to families living in Northeast Connecticut. TEEG has a continuing commitment to provide programs that benefit all aspects of our community– from emergency fuel and food assistance, to mentoring and literacy programs for children.

First Congregational Church supports the TEEG food pantry, provides back-to-school backpacks, and holiday food baskets, and gift tags.

 

DAILY BREAD FOOD PANTRY

Interfaith Human Services of Putnam (IHSP) Daily Bread Food Pantry provides more than 225 families/individuals with food and personal care items on a monthly basis.  Today we continue to focus on meeting the needs of food insecure families/individuals and supplementing their dietary needs with nutritious, healthy foods.

FCC Woodstock supports this ministry with monthly collections of food items. Requested items are listed and the church newsletter, collected in Harrison Hall, and then blessed by the congregation before delivery to Putnam.

QUIET CORNER REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT (QCRR)

FCCW members are generous supporters of this collaboration of over 40 faith based and community groups in the Windham area.  Three Syrian families have been resettled.

THE NEIGHBOR FUND

The Neighbor Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that supports the immigrant communities of Windham and Tolland counties, providing direct financial support to those facing detention and deportation.

GREATER PUTNAM INTERFAITH  COUNCIL

The Greater Putnam Interfaith Council is a council of lay members and clergy representing faith communities within the town of Putnam and surrounding towns in Northeast Connecticut.

The GPIC provides public awareness about the services of the Interfaith Human Services of Putnam (IHSP) and promotes programs on faithfulness and mutual understanding among all faith communities.

 

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE

Church World Service works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world. 

In the U.S., CWS helps communities respond to disasters, resettle refugees, promote fair national and international policies, and provide educational resources. Around the world, Church World Service supports sustainable grassroots development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance, and educates and advocates on hunger-related issues.

Examples of our work with CWS include: blankets and cards for Mother’s and Father’s Day, School Kits and Hygiene Kits, and our participation in the Crop Walk.

Members join with other local congregations to support the fall CROP Walk for hunger  The 2019 walk was held at Putnam Farmer’s Market Pavilion on Kennedy Drive and had participants from nine local congregations.

2019 CROP Walk

2019 CROP Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESH WEEKEND BACKPACK PROGRAM

FRESH (Family Related Effective Solutions for Humanity) is a student-run nonprofit operating out of The Woodstock Academy that works toward poverty relief and awareness in the “Quiet Corner” area of Connecticut. FCCW supports the Caring Continues program, a food-assistance program for local families.

WINDHAM/WILLIMANTIC NAACP

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.