Faithful Presence

Are you looking for a place to serve locally? 

Growing in our practice of being faithfully present with grace and mercy to our neighbors through sustainable and ordinary ways.

Simsbury Food Pantry

Food scarcity doesn’t just exist in the known places of poverty. Your neighbors and friends can find themselves in circumstances where resources are not enough to meet the need for daily nutrition. The Simsbury Food Pantry seeks to help to close the gap for our neighbors. We support the pantry with a once a month collection of canned goods, and items. Volunteers deliver the collected food once a month. Donations can be brought to Celebration Hall and left in the collection bin.  

Items of regular need are:

  • Toilet Paper (individually wrapped or 4 packs)
  • Coffee (regular/decaf - instant/ground)
  • Canned Meats
  • Canned/Bottled Juices
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Fruit (low sugar and reg)
  • Crackers
  • Tea (regular/decaf)
  • Maple Syrup
  • Pancake Mix
  • Cereals/Oatmeal
  • Canned Vegetables (no salt and reg)

Faithful Presence Grace Stories

The people, the places, and our partner ministries to feed the hungry, 

clothe the naked, visit the prisoner, and heal the brokenhearted.


Church Army

The Church Army has a mission of faithfully showing up for the brittle in society in ways that are practical and spiritual. You may join them on the streets of Hartford serving and loving the homeless on Saturdays, or in one of the three area nursing homes they reach each month. They show up with many practical items, including the hope we have in a God who unstoppably loves us right where we are, but the greatest gift you bring is your time and friendship. Join them for one of their many opportunities, whether it is relational or behind the scenes. Come love and be loved.

MORE INFO: Jamie Clegg

Hartford City Mission

The Hartford City Mission operates a faith-based organization that seeks to develop character and leadership in the North End of Hartford through after-school and summer programming. They are actively seeking the best for their community so that Hartford could be known as a place of goodness, justice, service, joy, and peace. You could sign up to help with one of their after-school programs.

MORE INFO: Jeff Moger

Kairos Prison Ministry

The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities .

MORE INFO: Sheila Cooley

Covenant to Care for Children

The Barn has officially adopted a social worker!

Covenant to Care is an organization that provides essential goods to children in need throughout Connecticut. Partnering with them, we will do the same, right here in Simsbury. Believe it or not, there are children in this town who go to school without supplies, without proper hygiene, without a winter coat or without a good night's sleep because they are "homeless". These are things that most of us take for granted. Lacking basic needs impacts learning. It's a distraction at the very least that competes for their attention when education should be their focus.

I hope you will join us!

If you are interested in serving by providing or sourcing the needs that are brought to our attention, please provide:

  • Individually wrapped snacks (nut free please) such as Goldfish, Nature Valley oats and honey granola bars, Welch’s fruit snacks, to-go apple sauce tubes, etc.

Please drop these on the pew near the entrance on the Hayloft end of the building. 

Check them out at

Contact Maria Preiser if you have questions

The Outreach Program

Food Packing Event

Next event -- May 21st! 

Update #2 March 21, 2022

COVID... Ukraine... the world needs our help!

And Covenant Presbyterian Church, or "The Barn" as some know it, will be raising money to help for the 4th year in a row.

Our goal is to raise $7,000 which would make 23,000 meals -- our biggest event yet. We're able to go back to a "normal-style" event but there will be one difference. This year half of all meals we package will go back into the cargo van heading back to Boston to be shipped to Ukraine and refugee centers in surrounding countries.

We have all seen the footage and we have all sat stunned and silent wondering what we can possibly do to help. This is one way we can. It's also important to not forget that those closer to home are still struggling and also still need our help -- with increased prices on everything those in need will increase here at home as well.

Please donate today -- it's the only way to make the event a success! For as little as $30 you can feed 100 people. For as little as $30 you can help make a difference in the lives of so many.

Fundraiser Link