We are a UCC Global Mission Congregation
Our congregation is designated as a UCC Global Missions Church. Both as a congregation and as individuals, we have long supported groups and individuals in need around the world as well as in our own community. The designation as a Global Mission Church recognizes our past international efforts and inspires our future.
Our Social Concerns Committee addresses a wide range of issues, including hunger and affordable housing, and is owrking on helping our church express its belief in "peace through justice."
There are many volunteer opportunities available for church family members, often organized by church family members, including the following:
AOET (Action for Empowerment): Assists desperately poor orphans and families in Uganda affected by the AIDS epidemic. There are several ways to help including (1) being part a team traveling for three weeks to Uganda next winter, (2) host a bead party to sell jewelry made by widows, or (3) sponsor a Ugandan child. For more information visit the AOET website (www.aoet.org) or contact Paul & Jean Phillips.
EOC (Economic Opportunity Council): The Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council provides aid to low- and/or fixed-income people and families in crises. Volunteers are needed on occasional or weekly basis for office work, picking up and delivering food, sorting food, the soup kitchen, etc.
EOC RURAL FOOD DELIVERY: share the jobs of packing or delivering food to the rural poor. Contact Chuck Kochheiser.HEIFER PROJECT: Volunteer to collect contributions. For more information, contact Jaime Gustafson.
REBUILDING TOGETHER: Rebuilding Together Saratoga County assists low income Saratoga County homeowners, by providing home rehabilitation. Last year 25 church members helped out. www.rebuildingtogethersaratoga.com. Talents and time needed: organization and planning work year round, major work weekend in late April (cleaning, carpentry, landscaping, all levels of experience).