In the spirit of acting locally, service to others within our community is an essential part of our congregation’s ministry.
These programs, generously supported by members of the wider community, continue to change lives and expand the definitions of “neighbor” and “community.” Since these programs depend on many volunteers for their success, we encourage involvement not only by church members but also by folks from the wider community.
In 2016, the House Menders group was formed to work on local service projects. We realized that we could make a significant contribution in our local community instead of across the country. Having gone to far-flung places to help others, we started to wonder about what we could accomplish in our own “front” yard. And so we’re going local with our annual volunteer project led by an initial group of about twenty members from the church who’ve participated in previous service trips, making needed repairs to Charter House.