Habitat For Humanity Granby House Build!South Church—First Church: Granby U.C.C. Workdays South Church has a history of participation with Habitat for Humanity. Several years ago, before my time, we built a number of sheds for Habitat. We have also sent teams into Hartford to help on Faith builds there. Now we have an opportunity right in our own back yard. This is the first suburban build that Hartford Habitat has done and it is in the hometown of Bob and Marion Mayo who founded Hartford Habitat. It is located on Route 20, across from the W. Granby Post Office. This is a rare opportunity to help break the cycle of poverty by giving our sweat alongside Ralph and Jamie Nyman, the family who is partnering with Habitat to move into a more stable life for their family. Requirements: Participants must be 18 or older; wear work clothes and close toed shoes. Come at 7:30 a.m. and be prepared to work until 3:30 p.m. Dates: June 25, August 13, September 10, October 8, November 5. (6 openings per date) Sign up: Add your name to the sign-up sheet in the church office, or by calling: (860) 653-7289. Please leave your name, work date and telephone number. You also need to register on the Habitat Volunteer Hubsite: www.hartfordhabitat.volunteerhub.com (Join Code: FirstSouth1).
Contact: church office ................................. 653-7289
More than a little A proud dimension in the ministry of South Church is the generosity of our members and friends in reaching out to others through our Board of Christian Concern. Each year percent of our operating budget is extended to those in need in a variety of ways; through the United Church of Christ’s Wider Mission Giving, special offerings such as Neighbors in Need, Christmas Fund Special Mission Offering, and One Great Hour of Sharing.
The Board of Christian Concern also broadens our giving through financial aid offered to other local, national and international efforts to combat poverty and to work for peace and justice. The Board works carefully and prayerfully to discern how best to spend our mission money.
The Board extends South Church’s mission efforts as well by supporting and coordinating more “hands on” efforts such as Holiday Food Baskets, providing meals to shelters in Hartford and the Knitting and Crocheting Ministry (makes prayer shawls, lap robes and baby blankets, hats and booties). The Board is consistently seeking to serve those who are most in need here in our own community as well as away from home.
Contacts: Sandy Flagg................860-653-7289