JOIN US FOR THESE SPECIAL EVENTS THIS FALL

Fall

Joy Box Campaign, Aug. 18 - Oct. 2:

Fill a Christmas box with gifts that will bring joy to a child in need in Haiti. Our goal is to help 55 children this year. It's part of an effort by Hope for Haiti's Children to deliver 3,000 Joy Boxes this year. If you'd like to participate, contact Julie Georges to be assigned a specific child or to let her know your preference for age/gender: juliefgeorges@gmail.com. Boxes are due back to SCC by Oct. 2.

Back to School Sunday, Sept. 11:

Join us on this special Sunday as we pray for students/ schools/ teachers and as we kick-off new Sunday (10 AM) classes for children with a new three-year curriculum and a new sermon series.

FriendSpeak, September:

After a summer break, our FriendSpeak ministry re-launches in September, providing friendship and conversational English lessons to people in our local community who seek assistance with English. Online training available soon (date TBA). Pick up cards and flyers in the church foyer to share with people who may be interested. Email Tyler and Tatiana Johnson at t_johnson0421@yahoo.com to volunteer to help or to attend the training.

Day of Action & Walk for Unity, Sept. 11, 1 PM at Mill River Park:

Join the Stamford Interfaith Community in a walk for unity at Mill River Park and for service projects afterwards. Register HERE for the walk and to select a service project for that day. We invite you to consider selecting Pacific House as your service project to join other SCC members who will be there.

Blessing Bags Campaign, October:

Join us in collecting and distributing bags filled with really helpful everyday items for those who are without permanent homes in our area. Here's the scoop. This is the brainchild of Sami Mattis and is being done in support of our monthly meal for the homeless at the Pacific Street men's shelter. Blessing Bags are bags filled with toiletries and other items meant for making life on the streets and in the shelter a little less stressful. Please help us fill them. Some of the items we need are dental floss, wet wipes, hand warmers, lip balm, and band aids. We'd also like to include inspirational notes and messages, perhaps your favorite Bible verse. There's a bin in the church lobby.

Outdoor Movie Night, Oct. 8:

Join us in the Picnic Spot and Green Lawn at about 6:30 PM for an outdoor movie night. We’ll provide popcorn and water. You bring lawn chairs, friends and other food/ drink to share. The movie will be "Enchanted" (2007) starring Amy Adams.

Trunk or Treat, Oct. 29:

This family-favorite returns in 2022! Join us as we welcome the community to our parking lot for lots of fun and safe Halloween activities. Please sign up to attend this event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trunk-or-treat-tickets-414676337087

Living a Life of Love: A 100 Day Journey Based on the 500 Year Old Spiritual Exercises, Nov. 10-Feb. 20:

In a world often characterized by exclusion, division and intolerance, how can ordinary people learn to live with the extraordinary love of Jesus? Five hundred years ago, the founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola, wrestled with this very issue. In response, he created the Spiritual Exercises, a series of practices, prayers and readings designed to guide participants into transformative lives of love.  In their original form, the Exercises required a 30 day period of isolation with every day fully devoted to this journey, or a 9 month period in which participants spent part of each day in the Exercises. In a new abbreviated form, Chris Altrock will lead you through a 100 day experience of the Exercises. Each day you’ll receive a brief devotional which includes a prayer, a text/ topic to ponder, and a short spiritual practice. Most participants will be able to complete this in 20-25 minutes/day. Once a week, for 60 minutes, you’ll gather with other participants on Zoom to reflect on the past week and how you experienced God’s love and/or how you expressed God’s love during that week. Hosted by CenterPeace as a safe place for LGBTQ+ Christians and allies, the group is also open to SCC members. SCC members register by email chrisaltrock@gmail.com. All others register here: https://www.centerpeace.net/lifeoflove

All is Calm: A Retreat in Anticipation of Thanksgiving & Advent, Nov. 13:

Give yourself and your soul a break at this on-campus three hour retreat from 2-5 PM. Chris Altrock will facilitate a number of peace-filled and renewing spiritual practices you designed to prepare you for this year's time of Thanksgiving and Advent.

Thanksgiving Food Drive (SCC & Building One Community), Nov. 6-20:

We will be collecting money and food items for SCC members who are in need, and we will be collecting for members in the larger Stamford community, in cooperation with Building One Community. Deadline for donations to SCC members is TBD. Deadline for donations through Building One Community is TBD.