We believe that mission work is vital to carrying out Christ's work on earth. The "Read More" links will bring you to that organization's external web site.
**2021 Angel Tree!**
This year we will be collecting gifts for Things of My Very Own in two ways:
There are angel tags on the tree in the back of the sanctuary for your choosing or you can go to: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/crcc-angel-tree.
When a child is removed from an abusive or dangerous situation, they may only possess the clothing they are wearing at that moment. This agency, which serves the Capital District, provides them with clothes, bedding, supplies – and even toys. This caring agency gives them “things of my very own” and helps them transition through those initial difficult days.
Please return unwrapped gifts and items by December 12. Questions? Contact Sandy Cornwell, Sarah Huiest, or Tina Bottini
South End Children's Cafe
"The mission of the South End Children's Cafe is to impact food security, address food equality and food justice, enhance academic success and positively influence the physical and mental health of children residing in the South End of Albany, New York by offering free, healthy dinner time meals along with homework help, academic enrichment, mentoring, exercise and participation in the arts Monday through Friday."
"Located in Albany, New York...we have been serving the Capital District by making the connection between needs in the community and those with resources to share. We receive beautiful, like-new donations of clothing, home essentials, and books for all ages from our dedicated network of donors and distribute them to community members in need of support." Donations of new or like-new children's books are always welcome at the church. Please contact Sarah Huiest ([email protected]) for more information.
Things of My Very Own
Located in Schenectady, New York, "Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention services to children: Impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect and are At-risk of a Child Protective Services intervention. Our goal is to keep children together with non-abusive family members and out of the foster care system, whenever possible."