Centre Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
We Welcome Everyone: An “Open & Affirming” Church
Phone: (781) 334-3050; Fax: (781) 334-6463; Email: Office@Centre-Church.org
5 Summer Street, Lynnfield, Massachusetts 01940
Ministry Moments – Missions and Outreach
When you fill out your annual pledge card, you have the opportunity to allot some portion of your pledge to “Missions Outreach”. This portion of the church’s income is the budget that the Outreach Team is tasked with wisely distributing to charitable organizations each year. We consistently support Our Church’s Wider Mission, the charitable arm of the United Church of Christ ministering to those in need around the globe. Then, on a case by case basis, we donate to other local and global charities.
But it’s not all about money! We help others in our community and around the world with our time and talents as well as our funds. It’s also not all about the Outreach Team, as we support the charitable efforts of many other church teams.
For instance, the supplies for our monthly Bread and Roses meal are funded by your Missions money, but the meal is prepared by a small church team who devote themselves to this hands-on ministry. Our Youth Groups organize many giving opportunities for us, such as the Souper Bowl of Caring, the Heifer Marketplace, the Thanksgiving turkey drive, clothes drives and mission trips. The whole congregation is welcome to drop off redeemable bottles and cans as well as food, in the Missions Pantry. These collections as well as the turkey drive, benefit Haven From Hunger. And of course, every week the goat tube is available in the Narthex. Each time this tube is filled with quarters, our congregation can donate another goat through Heifer International.
Recently, our Team has been looking for hands-on ways to help our local community. In June, a number of us supported The Food Project by working on one of their farms in Lynn. During the upcoming year we plan to serve meals and volunteer hours in other local service. Would YOU like to be involved? The Outreach Team meets about once a month after church. If you have ideas on ways to help people in our own community, please contact me or attend a meeting. Please watch for Outreach Opportunities in Tower Notes and join us for any or ALL of them!
- Linda Ladd, Chair of Outreach Ministries
For more information about the Missions and Outreach Team, please send us an email