Serving Others in Our Local Community

Help us reach out through service and giving to support those in need. We offer dozens of opportunities for hands-on involvement in Christian outreach.

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Camp Erin – CareGroup Parmenter HomeCare & Hospice

Camp Erin is a free weekend overnight camp for children and teens ages 6 through 17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them in their lifetime. This three-day, two-night experience is filled with traditional and fun camp activities combined with grief education and emotional support facilitated by grief professionals and trained, caring volunteers.

Community Day Center, Waltham

The Community Day Center of Waltham provides day shelter and support services to adults who are experiencing homelessness. They strive to create a safe, judgement-free culture that is grounded in hospitality, compassion, and mutual respect. They provide a relaxing space for reading, chatting with friends, or finishing puzzles. They also have a case manager and student interns who can assist with a wide-range of services and referrals

Crop Hunger Walk
Crop Hunger Walk – Concord Area

CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. The Concord CROP Hunger Walk supports nine local food pantries and community suppers. The 3.5K route takes about one hour to walk. The route goes through the historic Minuteman National Park and across the Old North Bridge.

Family Promise MetroWest

The mission of Family Promise MetroWest (FPM) is to transform the lives of families with children who are homeless by mobilizing a diverse community to provide shelter, education, and comprehensive support. The idea for FPM was conceived by members of the Wellesley Congregational Village Church and Christ Lutheran Church of Natick in 2003. The collective vision became a reality when the network welcomed its first family into shelter in October of 2008. FPM is now one of over 200 affiliates of Family Promise National across the country.

Fresh Start Furniture Bank

Fresh Start Furniture Bank is a volunteer-based charity which provides free furniture and home goods to people in need. All of the items that they distribute have been donated. Fresh Start's customers are individuals and families in transition who need help to rebuild their lives. They include (but are not limited to): women and children escaping abusive domestic situations, veterans, victims of fires, floods or hurricanes, people coming out of shelters or halfway houses, the working poor.

Roxbury Presbyterian Social Impact Center

The Roxbury Presbyterian Church Social Impact Center provides trauma-informed educational and enrichment programs for hundreds of families. The key to their outreach is the belief that emotional, psychological and spiritual healing are necessary and possible in our troubled world. They have these three programs among others: Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing, Learning Out Loud, and Common Unity Summer Intensive Program (CUSP).

Framingham South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC)

SMOC Child Care provides quality, full-day/full-year, center-based and family child care, early education and care services to children ages infant through the 5th grade. Two of the services offered by Child Care are the "Back-to-School" donations drive each fall (for new children’s clothing and backpacks), and “Holiday Assistance” donations drive each December (for new children’s toys and clothing).

Sudbury Food Pantry

The Sudbury Food Pantry is an "open shelf" pantry, meaning its clients select the food and household items which they want. For most items, there is an upper limit on the number any one client can select. As clients walk through the food pantry, a volunteer helps guide them from shelf-to-shelf and answers questions they might have. There are no residency requirements. In the last year, their clients have come from more than 65 cities and towns in the metrowest area and beyond. The Sudbury Food Pantry was started in 1990. It is presently staffed by 85 volunteers, and assists approximately 60-80 families each week.

United Way Kitchen (Pearl Street Cupboard & Café)

 Pearl Street Cupboard & Café provides support to individuals and families who find themselves experiencing economic and personal challenges by providing food assistance and programs that promote self-sufficiency. Some of the services they provide include: hot meals, groceries, pet food when available, summer meals for school-age children as well as other local assistance programs and services. This program is part of the United Way of Tri-County.

Worship at Wingate Nursing Home, Sudbury

Once a month, PCIS provides the only Protestant worship service offered at Wingate Nursing Home in Sudbury. There are several Protestant residents representing a variety of denominations. PCIS volunteers gather at 1:00 PM at Wingate on the third Sunday of each month; the service starts at 1:30 PM and lasts for 30 minutes. Volunteers bring residents to and from the service in their wheelchairs, as needed. They also read Scripture, offer the pastoral prayer, and/or serve communion once a quarter. New volunteers are paired with experienced volunteers until they are accustomed to this service.

Region

Wilmot

Camp Wilmot

 Camp Wilmot, located 40 northwest of Concord, NH, features 200 acres of natural wooded areas, fields and ponds. Wilmot offers both a Youth Summer Camp season as well as off-season rental availability. Summer camps feature a welcoming Christian curriculum, and fun outdoor activities including hiking, archery, ropes course, arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing, kayaking and much more.

Mission-at-the-Eastward (MATE)

MATE’s North Parish Housing Ministry was created to help people in need stay in their homes in western Maine by doing needed repairs they could not otherwise afford to do. The volunteer mission teams seek to do Christian service. They come from all over the northeast to share their talents and caring with area homeowners who, without assistance with labor and/or materials, would be unable to make needed repairs and maintenance to their homes. Painting, roof repairs, porches, steps, ramps and simple interior and exterior repair are likely prospects for the teams. Wherever possible, homeowners and families participate in the work and its cost. At times, MATE helps with materials through grants and donations.

PC(USA)

 One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

 Around the world, millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity. The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing offering — Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People — all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope. Received during the season of Lent, each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing helps to improve the lives of people in these challenging situations.

Presbyterian Church (USA) Christmas Joy Offering

Each year during the Advent and Christmas season, we turn our eyes to Bethlehem and celebrate the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior. By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, we honor this gift by providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need, and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color.

Presbyterian Disaster Relief

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance 

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. The PDA: focuses on the long-term recovery of disaster impacted communities, provides training and disaster preparedness for presbyteries and synods, works collaboratively with church partners and members of the ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together) internationally and nationally with other faith-based responders, and connects partners locally and internationally with key organizations active in the response, e.g., United Nations, World Food Program, Red Cross, FEMA.