Giving of ourselves in mission and outreach is a vital piece of the ministry of MHCC. Outreach benefits those on the receiving end, as well as those on the giving end, in ways that enrich both groups’ lives.
Our Senior High youth along with members and friends have made four trips to New Orleans to help rebuild the Ninth Ward and St. Benard Parish.
Here is a list of other ways in which we are also in mission and providing outreach through MHCC. We support many long-standing partnerships:
Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) of the United Church of Christ (UCC) (National and Massachusetts Conference UCC support)
United Church of Christ Special Collections ~ there are four special collections that we support:
Neighbors in Need
Christmas Fund (formerly Veterans of the Cross)
One Great Hour of Sharing
Strengthen the Church Andover-Newton Theological School ~ training future ministers
Church World Service ~ Annually, we provide various types of "kits"--most recently we provided school kits and clean-up kits--that CWS sends to disaster areas around the globe
Bread of Life ~ We serve six dinners a year and participate in clothing donations
Habitat for Humanity
Heifer Project International annual fundraiser run by the Church School.
A Servant’s Heart Food Pantry ~ collection of food and gift cards on the second Sunday of each month
Rosie’s Place ~annual collection for holiday gift bags for Rosie's guests; sold Rosie’s handmade jewelry at the Church Fair
Fair Trade Farmers ~ We continue to use Fair Trade coffee for Fellowship Hour and sell Fair Trade coffee, tea and cocoa at the Church Fair
“Make a House a Home” program for Pine Street Inn. Through the generous donations of the congregation, we were able to help furnish a one-room unit for a formerly homeless person
Project Linus ~ The Church School made blankets for Project Linus
City Mission Society ~ collection of clothing and toys for the Annual Christmas Shoppes