In 2007 the Church of Christ Congregational decided to start giving away the loose plate offering each Sunday morning instead of using it for our own operating costs. Each Sunday someone from the church family lights the “Light of Service” lamp and describes an organization or activity that he or she is involved with in helping others. All receipts from that morning’s offering, except those directed by donors to some other specific purpose, are delivered to the organization or activity described. Missions giving has increased significantly since the inception of the Light of Service offerings, with more than 100 good causes receiving funds. Church operating budget receipts have continued unaffected.
Loose Plate Offerings have been sent to the following Mission recipients in 2016. Members and friends of the church are personally involved in each of these worthy ministries. We encourage you to learn more about them by following the links below. If you would like to contribute to our Light of Service visit out Giving page or send a check payable to “Church of Christ” and indicate “LOS” and specify a mission recipient in the check memo area.
Norfolk, CT Fuel Relief Fund
Flint, MI Clean Water Restoration
Team Rubicon – mobilizing veterans for disaster response
Operation Overflow – sheltering the homeless in Torrington churches
Open Door Soup Kitchen, 160 Main Street, Winsted, CT
Meadowbrook Senior Housing
Norfolk, CT Food Pantry
Camden NY Workcamp trip
“Summer Jam” program
Habitst for HumanityHabitat for Humanity