Loving our Neighbors

Covenant to Care: Covenant to Care of Connecticut partners with area faith communities to advocate for, mentor, and provide direct assistance to children and youth experiencing neglect or abuse. First Church participates in its Adopt-a-Social-Worker Program, through which we partner with an individual social worker to provide support for the children in that social worker’s caseload. Our most recent event was Grandparents Day, a day full of fun, food and activities shared by First Church members and many grandparents and their grandchildren from Hartford.

Field of Flags: The Field of Flags, which was pioneered by the Congregational Church of Somers, Connecticut in 2005, is a traveling memorial that displays an American flag for each member of the US military who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. First Church had the honor of sponsoring the Field of Flags in June, 2011; over 6000 flags were placed on the church’s front lawn in respect for our current and veteran service members and in hope for peace in the future.

Transportation Action Program (TAP): Organized more than 40 years ago by First Church, TAP now partners with Granby’s Senior Transportation Service to provide Granby residents with rides to medical appointments.

Korean Partnership: First Church is very proud to partner with Suwon Presbyterian Church as part of our denomination’s relationship with the Kyung-Ki Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in South Korea. We exchange information about our activities, keep each other in prayer and send delegates to the Presbytery’s annual meeting each April. Additionally, high school youth in Connecticut and South Korea participate in a 2-week summer exchange program called the “Sacred Journey.”

 

Refugee Resettlement: Over the years First Church has been involved in resettling a number of refugee families in our area. Currently we are working with IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services) and several area congregations to settle a family in West Hartford. Contact Pastor Ginny if you are interested in learning how you can help!

 

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