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The Mission Committee oversees the outreach to the community.  They sponsor a variety of collections which are then distributed to meet the needs locally, regionally, nationally and internally.  Among the beneficaries of the endeavors of the Mission Committee are:

    South Windsor Food and Fuel Bank

    Christmas Fund - assistance to retired pastors and their families

    One Great Hour of Sharing

    Church World Services through its Blanket for Hope and Tools for Hope collections

    hawkwing, inc - A Glastonbury, CT based 501(c)3 that supports the Lakota people on the Cheyenne River                Reservation in South Dakota

    Interval House

    Sewin4Servicemen (and women) - lap quilts given to area veterans in local congregate housing units and               care facilities

    Manchester Area Council of Churches Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen

    South Windsor FISH

    Silver Lake Conference Center

    Neighbors in Need collection



The Mission Committee of First Church decided to have their annual Palm Sunday Missions Collection on behalf of hawkwing with the collection of Disposable diapers, baby wipes, bar soap, toddler & adult toothbrushes, non-whitening toothpaste, chap-stick, dental floss, deodorant, and sanitary products.  First  Donations will be shipped from hawkwing’s hub in Glastonbury, CT.  In early June, the truck will be loaded to deliver donations to the Cheyenne River Sioux (Lakota) Reservation in South Dakota.  hawkwing is an 501(3) organization founded by Rochelle Ripley. 



On the second Sunday of the month we will be collecting items for a local food pantry (South Windsor Food and Fuel Bank or Interval House.  These donations are appreciated greatly.  One or two items may not seem like much but to someone who has empty cupboards and stomachs, it is life giving. 



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