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Mission House Basic School: Our Jamaica Mission Highlights

December brought warm weather and a Jamaican adventure to three of our congregants. Showing their dedicated and generous spirits, Ruth Rankin, Liz Callendar, and Linda Wright set off for Gordon Town, Jamaica, to lend support to a school in need. The idea for this adventure was born two years ago when Liz and Ruth visited Jamaica on vacation. Ruth, a now retired kindergarten teacher in Newington, Connecticut, wanted to get a first-hand view of a Jamaican school, and Liz Callendar, her ...

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Second Mile Offering: Heifer International

What are you passionate about? What makes your heart sing, or moo, cluck, bleat, or buzz? Maybe the Heifer Project does? If so, you’re not alone! The second mile offering for September is focusing on Heifer International. “Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.” Inspired by Dan West, an Indiana farmer who felt people should have more than a “cup” of milk, his idea was to give the whole cow for those ...

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Water Resource Support Wrap-Up with a Special Guest Speaker

How many of us are looking forward to spending time this summer in or around water?  Whether it's the ocean, a lake, the Farmington River, a neighbor's pool, or a backyard sprinkler, water for us is relaxing, peaceful, refreshing and fun.  For many of our neighbors around the world, just the process of getting potable water can be a day's journey, dangerous, or simply impossible. Your Second Mile donations for July and August will support two organizations that assist with getting ...

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Restore the Shore / Thoughts from the Participants

In late June of 2013, the Flagg Road Senior Youth Group and a handful of adults traveled to New Jersey on a Mission Trip to help repair some of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. On the way back home from the Garden State's South Shore, our minister presented the idea that the participants of the work group might share their thoughts and experiences with our congregation. 8 of the participants were in church on the 7th of June—the following ...

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Restore the Shore: Our 2013 Mission Trip Highlights

From June 30 - July 5, 2013, seven of our Youth Group teens along with 6 adults from our congregation traveled to the South Shore of New Jersey for a mission project. Our goal was to do what we could in the service of the folks in New Jersey who were profoundly affected by the devastation of Hurricane Sandy 8 months prior—many of whom continue to live outside of their homes while waiting for assistance that, over time, seems less ...