Projects, Events & Programs
Below is a little more information about some of our groups and ongoing projects:
Community service in churches has classically been referred to as "mission" work; at our church, this is straight up volunteering -- in our own community and in larger regional or national efforts. Locally, we have helped to grow summer lunch program for kids, organized food drives for the local food shelf, and helped build houses with Habitat for Humanity. Nationally, we have collected items for emergency kits, collected money for the Heifer Project and other charitable organizations, and gone on "mission trips" to communities in need to lend a helping hand.
Choir practice is each Thursday at 7PM. If you love singing, we would love to have you join the group. Find out more by contacting Erik.
Our Wednesday morning Bible Study is a freewheeling open conversation about the scriptures. This year will will be finishing up the Gospel of John . There is no study required ahead of time, just a willingness to come and challenge each other to think about what the scriptures might have meant, and still might mean for us today. Bring your favorite translation or use one of the Peter's at 9 AM on Wednesday mornings. Call the church (244-6606) for more information.
If you haven't thought of flowers as art, then you haven't seen Ned Davis's beautiful, weekly floral arrangements. To sponsor flowers at church, or to contact Ned about his work, call him at (802) 244-8322 or email him.
Meeting House Arts
In an effort to provide more connection between local artists and local residents, Torrey Smith has been developing exhibit space at the church as part of the Meeting House Arts project. Interested in showing your work? Please get in touch with Torrey.
Music @ the Meeting House
This periodic event has brought a variety of talented musicians in different genres to Waterbury, as well as provided a fun, light-hearted open mic opportunity for musicians of all ages and abilities. For more information, contact Steve Lotspeich or Jeff Loewer.
Good Neighbor Fund
The Waterbury Good Neighbor Fund (WGNF) is a no-strings attached financial aid fund for local people in need organized by Community Action Service Team, a nonprofit organization focused on helping people in Waterbury and the surrounding area. The WGNF has has been managed for the last several years by the pastor of Waterbury Congregational Church, Peter Plagge and was an instrumental part of Waterbury's recovery after Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.