Missions

The Little Church With a Big Heart:
where we are small enough that everyone knows each other,
and big enough to make a world of difference!

The Pumpkin Patch: October 14-31, 2018

Mon. – Fri. 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sat. 10 am – 5 pm
Sun. 12 pm – 5 pm

Each year, a truck pulls up to our church and we unload hundreds — even thousands! — of pumpkins. The pumpkins are grown by the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. They ship the pumpkins to us, we sell them, and then we divide the proceeds up among several mission projects:

  • The Navajo Nation
  • The Winchester McCall Middle School After-school Programs
  • The Woburn Council of Social Concerns/Food Pantry
  • Boy Scout Troop 507
  • Winchester High School Connect and Commit Service Organization
  • Other mission needs that come up throughout the year

In 2016, our thirteenth year of pumpkins, we unloaded over 1,800 pumpkins and countless gourds and miniature pumpkins.  Students from McCall Middle School, members of both Boy and Girl Scout Troops, and youth from the High School Connect and Commit helped us get the pumpkins set up and ready to sell. We had a very successful year; thank you! And we look forward to seeing you again at the Pumpkin Patch in October 2017!

Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
(Sept. 30, 2018)

For more than 15 years, 2CCW has sent a team of people to walk in Boston’s annual walk to raise funds for early detection, treatment and research for breast cancer. Click here to visit the church’s team page.

 

T-Shirts for Autism

Some individuals with autism are obsessed with chewing on their shirts or ripping/tearing any shirts that have perceived imperfections in them. Some can go through a hundred or more shirts a year. For adults with limited income the cost can be unsustainable. In partnership with Autism Housing Pathways and Community4Each, we are collecting plain, tagless t-shirts (size adult L, XL, XXL) to donate to autistic adults who need clothing. This is an ongoing, year-round mission so feel free to add to our bounty whenever you can!

ALS ONE

a chance to make a difference in the research and treatment of ALS
(Amotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease)!
Church member Deb Miller is running the Falmouth Road Race on August 19th
to raise funds for ALS ONE.

ALS ONE is an unprecedented partnership of the world’s leaders in ALS from Massachusetts General Hospital, UMass Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, ALS Therapy Development Institute, and CCALS. Together, they have joined forces on a shared Science Plan. An approach to a disease to this extent has never before been taken. They have committed to finding a treatment or cure for ALS by the year 2020, while improving the care model for those living with ALS now.

To support Deb’s race and donate to ALS ONE, please visit her fundraising page.

The Food Pantry (Council of Social Concern, Woburn)

Each week, we collect non-perishable food donations to give to the Food Pantry. We especially encourage donations at Second Saturday Suppers. At Thanksgiving, we traditionally fill baskets with food and gift cards for families who need a helping hand.

Mission of Deeds

Periodically, the Mission of Deeds makes us aware of a particular need within the community. In 2013, we were able to donate to the February Blanket Drive. Toward the end of the year, the Mission of Deeds was raising money for new beds for children who were transitioning from shelters to their own homes. We were grateful to be able to contribute to that effort.

We have received so much,
and with gratitude, it is our joy to give.

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