|WHITE GIFT SUNDAY, December 11, 2016
For many years now, just before Christmas, it has been our
custom to celebrate “White Gift Sunday.” Members of the
church family pick up “tags” off the giving tree, purchase the
gifts listed and then bring them to worship as we celebrate the
gift of the Christ child. Our children stage the nativity. The gifts
are shared at the manger and then delivered to homes where
there is need within our church and the community..
|Ongoing Missions we support, both local and global
World Mission Offering - collected annually in October
America for Christ - collected annually in February
One Great Hour of Sharing - collected annually in May
Retired Ministers and Missionary Offering - collected annually in December
White Cross Ministry - providing baby layettes, bandages, bed linens and
even medical supplies
Locally we support:
The Jonnycake Center
The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center
The WARM Center
Habitat for Humanity
We also support American Baptist Missionaries in Alaska, the Congo, Russia,
Israel, Thailand, Cuba, as well as the LaRomana Hospital in the Dominican
|Our Mission Board organizes dinner service to the
WARM Center on a monthly basis.
|A Mission Trip to New Orleans is
planned for this summer! The group
going at the end of July to the first
part of August to Camp Restore.
They will help with cleanup and
rebuilding after tornados ripped
through the area.
Another short term trip is being
planned for February/March time
frame. This time the group will head
to the Dominican Republic or to Haiti.