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H/K Backpack Program Requests Shelf-Stable Milk

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Each Sunday we have the opportunity to bring our donations of non-perishable foods. High-protein item (peanut butter, chili, stew, etc.) always are needed. A special request has come from the Haddam Killingworth Backpack Program for donations of shelf-stable milk (boxes in one-liter or individual serving containers.) When out doing your grocery shopping, remember those in […]

School Supply Collection for CWS

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Although summer is just beginning, the FCCH Christian Service Committee and the HCC Outreach Committee will be collecting school supplies for Church World Service. Back-to-school sales will be in full swing by the end of July – please consider picking up some supplies from the lists below. Church World Service sends school bags to shelters […]

Supplies Needed for VBS

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The Christian Education Committee is joining forces with Higganum United Methodist Church this summer to offer the community the week-long VBS experience Rolling River Rampage! FCCH & HCC will be providing the evening meal on Thursday, July 23rd. We are currently looking for cash donations (the chicken strips all have to be the same brand […]

Diaper Drive Raises Over $1,000

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Thank you to everyone who celebrated Mother’s and Father’s Days this year with a monetary donation to our Mission/Outreach Committee’s Diaper Drive. We are delighted to announce that we exceeded our second goal for the drive, raising over $1,000. (Mission/Outreach had originally set a goal of $500, which quickly was met!) All donations will go […]

Diaper Drive Planned

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As everyone knows, the bottom line for parents is that you need LOTS of diapers for babies and toddlers! Celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Days this year with a monetary donation to our Mission/Outreach Committee’s Diaper Drive. This will be a virtual drive, and all donations will be made to the Diaper Bank of Connecticut which […]

Collecting Sports Equipment

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With spring arriving and weather warming ,sometimes our thoughts turn to sports. The Solnit Center which houses 13-17 year olds has expressed a need for outdoor and indoor sports equipment. Due to the pandemic, a donor was unable to contribute this year so our Christian Outreach Committee is looking at ways our church community can […]

Outreach Money at Work

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After contacting Amber Stramm, the Director of the HK Backpack Program, to find out what the program was most in need of, the Joint Outreach Committee voted to donate ten gallons of milk each week from April 23 – May 14. During COVID-19, the program supplies seventeen families each Thursday with enough groceries for a […]

Pennies From Heaven Collection to Benefit Simply Smiles

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Many of us know of Simply Smiles and their work to assist the children and families living in poverty in Oaxaca, Mexico.  You may remember the orphanage they built and continue to support.  Or perhaps you remember hearing about the houses they built for the families living at the Oaxaca City dump.  What you might […]

Collecting for Thanksgiving Dinners

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The Mission/Outreach Committee invites everyone to help us fill fifteen “Thanksgiving Dinner” boxes for families in Haddam/Higganum.  A large turkey poster located on the FCCH chancel has tags with all the supplies for the dinners.  Take a tag, bring in the items, and put them on the front pews by Sunday November 24th. After service […]

School Supplies for CWS and Y&FS

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Thank you for your contributions to the school supply ministry! As many of you know, the FCCH Christian Service Committee and the HCC Outreach Committee collected school supplies for both Church World Service and Haddam- Killingworth Youth and Family Services during the month of July and August. Because of your generosity, we were able to […]