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.

Prayer time at Noon in the Hayloft Sanctuary

1st Sunday of

February, April, June, August, October, and December

Come to one of these prayer times to learn more!

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 their 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:

Adopted Social Worker asked for these items as soon as possible.

  • Diapers size 6-7
  • Pull ups size 5T
  • Individually wrapped snacks (nut free) such as Goldfish, Nature Valley oats and honey granola bars, Welch’s fruit snacks, to-go apple sauce tubes, etc.

Please drop these in the food crate in the back of Celebration Hall, clearly marked “For Children of Simsbury”.

Check them out at

Contact Maria Preiser if you have questions

Food Packing Event May 18

Here is the Facebook Live video we did to help you to know more about the meal packing event on May 18th.

Remember you can sign up here.


Donate here.


Pack Meals for Local Food Pantries

May 18

We have reached our goal!!!!! A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far! We couldn't do this without your support!

Local food pantries (Simsbury, Canton, Avon, West Hartford and more) have signed up to receive the meals we pack and we have more requests than we have meals so your support is greatly appreciated.

Here is a link to our Sign Up page to volunteer your time or donate light refreshments to keep our volunteers happy! May 18th will be here before you know it!.

Sign up to help pack

Make a donation to extend the number of pantries reached and meals packed

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)

Crisis Pregnancy Center

Life is important in and out of the womb. When pregnancy comes with challenges, it is important to surround the mother, baby, and father with the support and care they need.The Crisis Pregnancy Center seeks to love with practical support for those women who face an unwanted pregnancy.

From Mother's Day to Father's Day Collection

From Mother's Day to Father's Day, we will be collecting these donations to the Crisis Pregancy Center in Unionville.

The Crisis Pregnancy Center is in need of the following items to serve women and infants.

  • Large diapers size 5-6
  • Soy or lactose free baby formula
  • Baby food / cereal
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby clothes (infant to 18 months - may be gently used or new)

Place items in the boxes labeled for the center.

No time to shop? Donations of cash/check will be accepted. Put Faithful Presence in the note on your check and drop in the collection basket at the 9am service or in the boxes at the 10;30am service. If you would like to give to this cause online, choose the Faithful Presence fund.

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

Habitat for Humanity

Working toward a world where everyone has a decent place to live. You can help at a build site at the CPC Build Day, or donate resources to the local ReStore located in Bloomfield.

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