Mission Opportunities


Young Adult Service Community (YASC)

This paid year-long internship for ages 21-35 is sponsored by First Church of Christ in Simsbury.  Live in intentional community, work at local non-profits, and connect with ministries of the congregation as well as the CT Conference, UCC. 

More information about the Simsbury program

More information about the YASC network

 

Ministry Partners and Mission sites


In Connecticut

Foodshare
www.foodshare.org

Foodshare —“when hunger stops, so will we.” Serving Hartford and Tolland counties. This site in Bloomfield has educational programs and volunteer opportunities

 

Connecticut Food Bank
www.ctfoodbank.org

CFB provides food and resources to a network of community-based food programs, such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, residential programs and day programs serving adults and children in six of Connecticut’s  eight counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham.

 

Heads up Hartford
headsuphartford.org

This is a one-week program sponsored by local churches.  Youth gather for a week of service projects in the Hartford area.  They stay at a retreat center in Bloomfield.

 

In New England


Cathedral in the Night
, Northampton, MA
cathedralinthenight.org/

 

Heifer International 

Plan a visit to Overlook Farm in Rutland, MA
www.heifer.org/ 
Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.

 

Urban Challenge- Trinity United Methodist Church, Springfield, MA

Contact trinityoutreachspfld@gmail.com

 

City Mission Society in Boston

City Mission catalyzes action to root out poverty in our neighborhoods. The strategic focus of CMS is on homelessness prevention through engagement, education, and empowerment.

 

Ecclesia Ministries / Common Cathedral 

Common Cathedral serves as an important community for people experiencing homelessness in downtown Boston. Common Cathedral offers City Reach program for faith communities who want to be in supportive relationship with un-housed individuals and their friends.

Resources

 

Forget Short Term Mission Trips. Encourage Young Christians to Join Protests
Sojourners, Sept. 28, 2016

 

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