Deacons

The early church created the office of Deacon to make sure that the needy were not neglected amongst the church body (Acts 6).

As deacons, our hearts go out to those in need and distress: those who have suffered loss (loss of life, health, income, and connection). We minister to the everyday needs of people within the church body and seek to include volunteers from within the body in this ministry. We do this in a number of practical ways, including: meals, visitations, and budget counseling. If you would like to help us in providing practical helps, please contact us and let us know if you can help with meals, driving, or other practical skills. 


Deacons serving in 2021: Deb Grigg, Phyllis Ross, Peter Waltz, Stella Holihan, Sharon Creighton, Brenda Utzinger, Bruce Holihan, and Jamie Clegg.


If you are a member or attender in need, please contact the church office.

 "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12

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Thanksgiving Offering

November 1-21

Mark checks

with TDay Offering

or

Text your amount and "TDay Offering"

 [e.g. 10 TDay Offering] 

to (860)265-4843


or choose TDay Offering



November 1-21: Thanksgiving Offering 


Each year the Deacons provide thousands of dollars in grocery cards to various families in our church to help offset the costs of the holidays. During Covid, the need for grocery cards has increased, and we have been able to give generously. However, Thanksgiving and Christmas pose greater needs and we would like to provide for any who are on a tight budget. 

Fill the Freezer From Home

Fill the Freezer From Home:  Drop off October 23

Jesus asks that we feed the hungry and show His love by caring for those in need. One of the ways we do this is stocking a freezer each October with meals that can be used for those in need. By November, our Deacons freezer supply needs restocking from having shared close to 100 meals throughout the year.


This year due to COVID concerns we will not be having our usual “Cooking Party’ day so we must change it up.  We are asking that this year you signup for how ever many meals you would like to cook at your home and be prepared to bring them in disposable containers to church


NOTE - Email Lyda if you plan on bringing multiples of anything so the totals can be updated accurately lscudder@cpcbarn.org - otherwise we will expect only one dish.


PLEASE use disposable containers Re: Aluminum Pans, Plastic Soup Containers, Etc. and bring your contributions ready to be packaged - i.e. cool, not yet frozen


You can make soups, quiche, main dishes, or sides. 


Soups: Butternut Squash Soup, Coconut Curry Red Lentil Soup


Quiches: Broccoli and Ham, Broccoli and Bacon, Broccoli and Mushroom, Broccoli and Pepper, Lorraine, Spinach and Mushroom, Spinach and Bacon (also some gluten free quiche)


Main Dishes: Baked Potatoes with Cheese and Broccoli, Chicken Breasts (smoked or baked), Mac and Cheese, Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese, Zucchini Boats with Veggie Stuffing


Sides: Cooked Apples, Corn with butter, Green Beans with butter, Green beans with Balsamic glaze, Glazed Carrots with butter, Red Onion Raspberry Balsamic & Cocoa Butter Jam, Vegetarian Dairy Free Brown Rice, Quinoa, Brown Rice, Couscous, Balsamic Glazed Butternut Squash, Creamed Spinach


Use the drop down lists for each category in the form to choose. 


NOTE: The largest size container to be used is 9 x 13 x 1”d or will not fit in shrink wrapper. 


Drop offs will be spaced in 15 minute increments on October 23rd. Please sign up for a time slot with your meals.  


Sign Up Here




RECIPES

Coconut Curry Red Lentil Soup

Baked Potatoes with Cheese and Broccoli

Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese Gluten Free

Zucchini Boats with Veggie Stuffing

Cooked Apples