Our Mission Work
Here at Congregational UCC, we are actively engaged in making our communities a better place. Our members and friends are vigilant about identifying the needs of the community and responding with love, compassion, and grace - and often some good old fashioned elbow grease.
Canton Sunday Picnic - The fourth Sunday of each month finds many of our congregation headed downtown to provide food and fellowship with our neighbors who are in present need. Starting at 1 pm at Crossroads United Methodist Church on the corner of W. Tusc and Cleveland Ave., we join others in setting up tables and serving a much-needed meal to so many, including families with children. This Thanksgiving and Christmas, we will be working hard to provide a special meal, as well as warm hats, gloves, and scarves, as well as coats and personal care kits. Call 330-499-6471 to volunteer or donate! Our secretary will help with any questions or ideas.
Eagle Back Packs for Middlebranch Elementary - We are now collecting food items to go into backpacks for the students of Middlebranch school to take home on the weekend. The following are suggested items for the backpacks: Spaghetti O’s; Mac & Cheese; Beef-A-Roni; chicken noodle soup; fruit/applesauce packs; pudding packs; individual oatmeal packets; Pop Tarts; any lunch time snacks; individual cracker packets; and any kind of granola bar. Please put items on the Mission Table.
Middlebranch Elementary School Supplies Drive - We are collecting back to school supplies for Middlebranch School. Items they are requesting are: Backpacks, lunch boxes, pencil boxes/bags, crayons, folders, children scissors, dry erase markers, regular markers, glue and glue sticks, wide-ruled spiral notebooks and paper. Any additional school supplies would also be welcomed! Donations can be placed on the Missions Table in the Foyer.
Toilet Paper Collection - We as a congregation have committed to providing toilet paper to the "Just in Time" Food Pantry located at one of our partner congregations, Grace United Church of Christ located on Cleveland Avenue in Canton. Hygiene and paper products are items not covered by government assistance so our monthly contribution makes a significant difference.
Cross-eyed Missions - We collect old eyeglasses and cases for the Cross-Eyed Mission. Their mission to use their expertise in eye-care to bring better vision to individuals of the world who do not have the right eye-care.
Circle Tail, Inc. - We collect old towels, rugs, paper towels, cleaning supplies that are needed at the center.
Ronald McDonald House - We collect tabs from pop, soup, fruit and vegetable cans for the Ronald McDonald House.
Vocalizing our Needs to Those Who Can Craft Legislation:
As a congregation we also support the United Church of Christ National Ministries:
Our Church's Wider Missions
One Great Hour of Sharing
Strengthen the Church
Neighbors In Need
The Christmas Fund