M I S S I O N S

Missions

MISSIONS & OUTREACH

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

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

 

Scroll down the page for current opportunities to serve.   

 

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

GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP

Most years we have the opportunity to visit and work alongside our mission partner Last Call Ministries, which provides quality education

rooted in the Christian faith for elementary school students in Guatemala City, and outreach to neighbors in need.  

 

Team members don't need special skills, just a desire to help our Guatemalan brothers and sisters and to connect with them and other team members in worship, fellowship, and prayer.   

 

 

 

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

This ministry offers the opportunity to use yarn and needles, along with the skills God has given us,

to offer tangible expressions of God’s love.  

As we work on the shawls, we pray for the recipients. 

 

When the shawls are finished, they are consecrated and given to people for a variety of reasons: comfort during illness or grief; celebration of a milestone such as a birth, marriage or graduation; or just as a reminder of God’s care.

 

Anyone who knits, crochets, or quilts is invited

to come!  For more information, contact Laura LaSpalluto at missions@stanwichchurch.org.

 


Opportunities To Serve

Monthly 

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Mobile Soup Kitchen

 

Serve meals to families in need with the

Bridgeport Rescue Mission's Mobile Soup Kitchen in Norwalk.  

Sign up alone or bring along family and friends!

 

This ministry is currently on hold due to COVID.

Drive Adam to Church

 

Provide a ride on Sunday mornings for Adam, one of our parishioners who was born blind.  Adam lives in Old Greenwich, and because of this on-going ministry he able to join us in worship.  Email Genie Wells at geniewells@gmail.com

to sign up for one or more Sundays.  


Yearly Events

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Midnight Run

Twice Yearly

"Midnight Run" distributes clothing and food to the homeless in New York City.   Volunteers are needed to sort and organize clothing donations, donate food, and prepare lunches on the afternoon of the run, and later that evening to ride with a team to designated spots to distribute the clothing and food. 

 

This ministry is currently on hold due to COVID.

New Covenant Cafe

Quarterly

Stanwich Church provides a Sunday luncheon meal of

ziti, salad, and dessert for approximately 90 guests of the

New Covenant Center in Stamford, which serves people in need. 
Sign up to prepare food in advance and deliver to Stanwich the morning of the luncheon, and/or to help with actual serving

or mingling with guests at the New Covenant Center. 


For more information, contact Mary Ann O'Connor 

at maoconnor520@gmail.com.

 


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

  • Outreach & Discipleship
  • Christian Recovery & Community Compassion
  • Global Medical Mission and Community Development
  • Christian Education

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Ongoing opportunities include:

Short-term Mission Trips

Serving at local outreach ministries

Kairos Prison Ministry
Clothing and furniture ministry


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

Laura LaSpalluto *Chair

Ted Deinard

 

Steve LaSala

Ellen Morrison

Jordan Rhodes

Melissa O'Neil

John Skelly

Sharon Sunoo