Christ’s command to “love one another” inspires us to act with and on behalf of our neighbors near and far through service and financial donations.
Locally, we collect items for Open Table and Household Goods; assemble Christmas packages for men in the Concord state prisons; make yearly collections and visits to Cradles to Crayons; and challenge ourselves to greater environmental stewardship. Mission activities and service days are offered each year.
Each year, we give away at least 10% of our church budget to organizations that are doing God’s work in the world. These include the United Church of Christ, Minute Man ARC , Concord Prison Outreach, Communities 4 Restorative Justice, Habitat for Humanity, the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, and Mass Audubon. We also open our building at no charge to community groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Concord Prison Outreach, and the families of military personnel.
We have expanded our efforts towards social justice in recent years, focusing on issues of homelessness, racism, and the environment. We share advocacy opportunities as part of our weekly email communications and welcome speakers and host study series. Recently we have undergone a major renovation that included significant environmental aspects, including the addition of solar panels to our roof.
If you are interested in participating in any of our existing mission or social justice activities, or would like to bring new possibilities to our attention, please contact Amy Gleason (missions) or Judy Hill (social justice). This is an active and evolving ministry within the church and we welcome your interest and participation.