We recognize that the church doesn’t exist for itself alone; Jesus calls us to serve one another, and that means reaching out beyond the walls of our building. Four times a year there is a fifth Sunday in the month; that is the day we dedicate to serving others.

October 30:
“Teal Pumpkin” Trick or Treating at the Pumpkin Patch

We realize many children with food allergies are unable to participate in traditional trick or treating. Come to the Patch for non-food and allergy-safe treats for all ages! Costumes encouraged but not required.

January 29:
Donations to Buddy Dog and Kitty Angels animal shelters
We don’t want to forget our four-footed friends! No-kill shelters and fostering services are always in need of high quality food and supplies to care for the animals they rescue. We will collect items from their “wish lists” and deliver them right to the door.
Drop off on Sunday, Jan. 29, 9am – 1pm at the church.

April 30:
Shirts for Autism
Compulsive behaviors are common in people with autism. Many adults and children on the autism spectrum have sensory issues related to clothing; tearing, ripping, and chewing clothing, particularly shirts, is not uncommon. Working closely with Cathy Boyle at Winchester-based Autism Housing Pathways, we will collect new shirts of all sizes to be donated to “Shirts for Autism,” an initiative to provide some relief for those who find themselves in constant need of new clothing. (See recent article in the Winchester Star by clicking here.)
Drop-offs on Sunday, April 30, 9am-1pm at the church.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Annual Walk in Boston, Oct. 1, 2017

Once again, our team will be walking in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Boston. Please join us! If you’d like to make a contribution, please visit our team website. Thank you for your support!

The Pumpkin Patch:
October 2017 (exact dates TBA)

The pumpkin Patch is an annual missions project of
Second Congregational Church, UCC.
The pumpkins are grown by the Navajo Nation in New Mexico.
They ship the pumpkins to us, and we sell them.
The majority of the proceeds go to:
The Navajo Nation, New Mexico
McCall Middle School (Winchester) After School Program
Woburn (MA) Council of Social Concern/Food Pantry
Boy Scout Troop 507
Winchester High School Connect and Commit Service Organization

Thanks for making 2016 another successful year at the Patch!
We’ll see you in October 2017!