The First Congregational Church of Kent provides volunteer and/or monetary support to, or is affiliated with, the following organizations:
Children’s Rescue Mission – Teupasenti, Honduras
Founded in 1998 following Hurricane Mitch, CRM provides food and training for the children and young people of Teupasenti, Honduras. In 2002, our church raised $5000 to match a $5000 grant from Heifer Project International to start a farm in conjunction with the mission. In 2003, 7 members of our congregation traveled to Teupasenti to experience the mission, farm and community first hand. Read about that trip.
Video – CRM Thank you to Pat Howe
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Church World Service
Disaster Relief – provides relief, following natural disaster, in the form of blankets, tents, food and clothing.
Blanket Sunday – provides blankets for persons displaced by natural and human made disasters.
Tool Sunday – provides tools, such as hammers, seeds, water pumps, sewing machines and plows to development projects across the world.
Covenant to Care – pairs social workers and churches to help with providing for the needs of children in crisis.
Give Directly – Give Directly allows donors to send money directly to the poor with no strings attached. Our approach is guided by rigorous evidence of impact and our values of efficiency, transparency, and respect.
Greenwoods – resources counseling services for those in Litchfield County
Habitat for Humanity – Building houses for God’s people
Heifer Project – providing animals to help families be self-sufficient
High Watch Farm – a residential home for those recovering from substance abuse.
IRIS CT. – (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) is a federally recognized refugee resettlement agency in New Haven, CT
Housatonic Youth Service Bureau – provides training and counseling to the young people of the Litchfield Hills.
Kent Affordable Housing – seeks to provide affordable housing in Kent
Kent Nursing Association – provides medical services for those in Kent who are homebound or recently released from the hospital.
Loaves and Fishes – a soup kitchen in New Milford, CT
Neighbors In Need – provides food, shelter, education and wellness programs across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. These programs focus especially on women and Native Americans.
New Milford Hospice – provides services for those near the end of life
One Great Hour of Sharing – provides funds for emergency aid and relief, and development programs in developing countries.
Our Church’s Wider Mission – supports the work of the United Church of Christ, in Connecticut such as Silver Lake Conference Center and nationally throughout the United States.
Women’s Support Services – provides resources, training and counseling to women in crisis
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