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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, and nationally.  Among the beneficiaries 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
    *Manchester Area Council of Churches Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen
    *Silver Lake Conference Center
    *Neighbors in Need collection
First Church is also host to the community quilting event: Sewin4Servicemen (and women) - lap quilts are given to area veterans in local assisted living and long-term care facilities.



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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