MISSIONS

MISSIONS & OUTREACH

Proclaiming the gospel in word and in works of compassion across the world - and across the street.

As a community, and as individuals, God invites us to be His hands and feet and voice in mission to the world.   Stanwich World Missions offers a way to participate in local, domestic and global ministries in a way that maximizes the impact of your missions giving and hands-on service.


" The church doesn't have a mission. God's mission has a church..."


Upcoming Event

APRIL 21 - MIDNIGHT RUN 

Accepting Donations Now - till April 21. Into the City on April 21.

Some cold cuts... A loaf of bread ... A hoodie....Travel sizes of toiletries (you know, all those little bottles and bars of soap from your last hotel stay)...One hour of your time.  Did you know that these things — as insignificant as they may seem — can make a difference to homeless person?  On April 21, Stanwich Missions is going on a Midnight Run to New York City to minister to the homeless with food, clothing and prayer and you can be part of it.

Here’s how: 

* Donate/prepare food & Sort donations 

* We need volunteers to donate food & toiletries, prepare bag lunches, and organize
   the donations for distribution.  
This is a great opportunity to serve as a family!  Take your kids with you when shopping for supplies, 
   or bring them to help sort donations, and show them what “loving your neighbor” looks like. 

* Donate clothing and toiletries. 

* Needed: new socks and underwear, hoodies, pants and hats, and TRAVEL SIZE toiletries.


You can drop your donations in the clothing bin in Emmaus Hall by 6 pm on April 21. Contact Bob Caie at caiebonn@aol.com or 203-921-5086 with questions or sign up here.



Opportunities To Serve

Monthly 

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Mobile Soup Kitchen

Fridays, 6-7pm

Join Stanwich parishioners  as we serve meals to those in need with the Bridgeport Rescue Mission's Mobile Soup Kitchen.  Sign up alone or bring along family and friends!

Pacific House

Second Saturday of each Month

Come help us feed the homeless right in our neighborhood!  We need volunteers to shop for groceries, cook, transport, serve dinner, and pray for the men at the Pacific House shelter, right near our Stamford Campus.

Drive Adam to Church

Sundays, 9 or 10:45am

Provide a ride on Sunday mornings for Adam, one of our parishoners who was born blind. Because of this on-going ministry he able to join us in worship. Greenwich Campus Services Only.


Yearly Events

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Mid Night Run

Twice Yearly

April 21 - 6pm - the next morning.

We're doing a "Midnight Run" to New York City on Saturday, April 21.  Meeting at the Greenwich Campus in Emmaus Hall.

 

We need volunteers to organize and sort clothing donations, donate food, prepare lunches and distribute clothing and food to the homeless in New York City.

 

New Covenant Cafe

March 11 & August 12

Stanwich Church is proves a quarterly Sunday luncheon meal of ziti, salad, and dessert to approximately 90 guests of the New Covenant Center Cafe, which serves the needy. 

Please sign up to provide food, to serve the meal, or to mingle with the clients. We need volunteers in advance to prepare in advance ziti, make a salad or a dessert. We also need help with actual serving and for those who would like to mingle with the guests.

Contact Mary Ann O'Connor maoconnor520@gmail.com for more information.


The Fund supports a balanced mix of mission partners across geographic boundaries and four ministry categories:

Ongoing opportunities include:
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Outreach & Discipleship

Christian Recovery & Community Compassion

Global Medical Mission and Community Development

Christian Education

Short-term Mission Trips

Serving at local outreach ministries

Kairos Prison Ministry
Clothing and furniture ministry


Mission Prayer Focus

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FOCUS

(Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools)


FOCUS (serves independent schools along the East Coast, offering a diverse community of students a place to explore faith in God for themselves. Students gather in weekly meetings at or near their schools, for summer and winter trips, and for local and international service trips.  In the context of this community, students gather to explore Christianity in fresh, intellectually engaged, and lively ways.  

Pray for SIM Health Ministry Team:

  1. That student's will be drawn to the fellowship it offers and will meet Christ there.
  2. That God would raise up, encourage and empower volunteers to serve these students.
  3. For the Holy Spirit to enliven the meetings and events where these young people gather.



Missions Committee


Stanwich World Missions is organized and managed by a Missions Committee. The committee consists of nine church members, three of whom are chosen each year to serve a three-year term. 

Members:


Christian Davis

Zahya Hantz

Laura LaSpalluto *Chair

 

Brett Matkins

Ellen Morrison

Mary Ann O'Connor

Steve Reedy

Sharon Sunoo

Christine Walker