The First Congregational Church of Greenwich firmly believes in Christian commitment through outreach. The following hands-on opportunities exist for you to get involved.
Please call the church office at 203-637-1791 for more information on individual programs:
Church School Volunteers
We encourage all generations of our congregation to be actively involved in the Christian Education of our children, and we suggest that parents teach for two years for each child they have in Church School. Our high school students are also asked to help teach and assist as needed.
Our Church School Task Force develops curriculum and coordinates special events in our children’s church life beyond the classroom. Call Rosemary Lamie through the church office at 203-637-1791 for details.
Serving On One of Our Church Committees
One of the most rewarding ways to service the church is to join one of its many committees (click here to see a description of each and the time commitment involved). Each committee is responsible for guiding an important aspect of the church’s activities, whether it be attracting and welcoming new members, directing where the annual outreach allocation will be applied or finding new ways to balance the annual budget. This is definitely one of the best ways to meet new people and discover for yourself what makes the church so special.
Volunteer opportunities that support the outreach work of the Women’s Fellowship include:
- volunteering at The Rummage Room
- selling auction tickets for the quilt raffles
- Helping Hands
Service projects and fund-raising activities enable the Women’s Fellowship to contribute over $150,000 per year to various charitable organizations.
The Rummage Room
Volunteers are the lifeline of The Rummage Room. Help receive donated household goods and clothing, or assist customers to shop for treasure. Offer us four hours of your time weekly (flexible schedules available) and we’ll provide you with fellowship and the rewarding feeling that you are helping to make a difference. Click here for more details.
Stephen Ministry (for caregivers)
Stephen Ministry is a program that equips lay persons to provide distinctly Christian one-to-one care to those who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances, both in our congregation and community. Click here for more details.
The New Covenant House Soup Kitchen is located in the Yerwood Center in Stamford. Volunteers can help with once-a-month food preparation at the church on Sunday or deliver and serve a hot noontime meal the following Monday. Volunteers are needed to shop for groceries, cook, deliver and serve the meal for approximately 150 homeless and disadvantaged clients.
Friends Helping Friends
This group of volunteers, with the coordination of the Parish Nurse, helps other church members by providing rides, grocery shopping and other tasks on an as-needed basis.
Christmas Tree Sale
For 3-4 weeks before Christmas, the church’s front lawn is covered with hundreds of trees and wreaths for sale. The Christmas Tree Sale supports our community outreach programs. Volunteers are needed to unload and sell the trees on the three weekends before Christmas.