UNITED WAY Kitchen
On the second Friday of the month, two out of three months, our church provides serving help at the United Way Kitchen in Framingham.
Join us in this great opportunity to do something tangible and provide for others who have less than you. It is very satisfying!
Upcoming dates and a sign-up sheet are posted in Fellowship Hall.
Learn more here.
M.A.T.E. -- Mission at the Eastward
MATE is a cooperative parish which brings together nine congregations in Central Maine, and works with other partner congregations. Sharing in worship, pastoral ministry and outreach with the larger community, Mission-at-the-Eastward witnesses to the Gospel's promise of wholeness. Our offering supports their housing ministry which rehabilitates housing for people in central Maine. Each summer, a group from PCiS lends support for a week. MATE was the 2016 and 2017 destination for the Youth Group. www.missionattheeastward.org.
Learn more about the history of MATE and PCiS here.
Worship at Wingate
Our ministry at Wingate is a very meaningful one for both the residents and the volunteers. Once a month PCiS provides the only Protestant worship service offered at Wingate Nursing Home in Sudbury. There are several Protestant residents representing quite a variety of denominations, and the smiles on their faces when they leave the service are worth every moment of volunteer time. We always welcome new volunteers. We gather at 1:00pm at Wingate on the third Sunday of each month, and the service starts at 1:30pm and lasts for 30 minutes. Volunteers give residents wheelchair rides to and from the service, read Scripture, offer the pastoral prayer, and/or serve communion once a quarter. New volunteers are paired with experienced volunteers until you “learn the ropes.”
If you have questions, you may contact the church office at 978-443-9151 or contact Dr. Susan DeHoff with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sudbury Community Food Pantry
The food pantry serves on average 50-60 families per week from 52 cities and towns. Eleven percent are from Sudbury. Volunteers help distribute food during open hours on Tuesdays (12:00pm –2:30pm) or Thursdays (12:00pm –2:30pm) at Our Lady of Fatima church. Distributors escort clients through the pantry and assist with item selection. Additionally, volunteers can help register clients during open hours.
Learn more about current needs here.
RPCSIC - Roxbury Presbyterian Church / Social Impact Center
Space was renovated in the lower level of the Roxbury Presbyterian Church. This space is used for the Social Impact Center’s existing academically-focused, after-school program, for a planned computer education center, for youth outreach, and for other community-focused activities such as poetry readings, drama. In addition, the space continues to be used for weekly AA meetings and for other community gatherings. www.roxpres.org.
Family Promise Metrowest
The purpose of Family Promise is to transform the lives of families with children who are homeless by mobilizing a diverse community to provide shelter, education and comprehensive support. Family Promise Metrowest would not exist without volunteers. In the Spring the Youth and other members of PCIS participate in the Walk to End Homelessness each year.
Fresh Start Furniture Bank
Fresh Start Furniture Bank in Hudson could really use no longer needed household items and furniture. They are a completely volunteer run charity that provides furniture, linen and housewares to qualified Massachusetts residents in need free of charge. Currently their stock is critically low and they are especially in need of all sized beds; end, night and coffee tables; kitchen/dining tables and chairs; upholstered chairs; lamps; pots and skillets; drinking glasses and blankets and comforters. For more information, their website is freshstartfurniturebank.org or talk with Tina Lurz-Osterhoudt, our PCIS volunteer.