Church of Christ Congregational (UCC), Norfolk, CT

Simply Siles

Simply Smiles – one of the missions supported

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.
Some of the recipient organizations are listed below – most with links to their web sites. 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. Click below to contribute to our Light of Service. Of course you may also send a check payable to “Church of Christ” and indicate “LOS” and specify a mission recipient in the check memo area.

When donating online, please specify the organization you wish to support.

Mekele Blind School

University of Maryland Brain Health Research

Soteni International

Community Kitchen of Torrington

Norfolk, CT Fuel Relief Fund

Fish of Northwestern Connecticut

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

Minister’s Discretionary Fund

Open and Affirming Coalition of the UCC,

One Great Hour of Sharing

Norfolk Volunteer Fire Deprtment

Simply Smiles

Meadowbrook Senior Housing

Susan B. Anthony Project

SIlver Lake Conference Center

Strengthen the Church

Meals of Hope

Norfolk, CT Food Pantry

Camden NY Workcamp trip

Prime Time House

Covenant House

“Summer Jam” program

Women for Women International

Habitst for Humanity

Covenant to Care