Current Service Opportunities

Updated Oct. 26, 2021

  • November Worship Opportunities include the following areas: Nursery and Communion Placement (place on of the sealed communion cups on either side of each hymnal holder in the pews by 10:45 AM Sunday). Email sccchurchoffice@gmail.com to volunteer.

  • Volunteer to help prep and/or serve a meal to homeless men connected to Pacific House. The next dates are Thursday AM, Nov. 11 (preparation) and Friday PM, Nov. 19 (serving). Email deborahpauls50@gmail.com to fill either day.

  • Help with our Fall Work Day, Saturday, Nov. 13, 1:00-4:00 PM. Bring basic lawn tools and dress for work as we do basic maintenance, beautification and winter preparation all around the church property. Just show up on the day of the event.

  • Thanksgiving Food Drive, Nov. 19/ Nov. 21. This year we are engaged in two separate drives:

    • To serve Stamford Church of Christ members who may need holiday assistance, bring any Thanksgiving-themed food items to the church foyer by Sunday, Nov. 21. This can include canned good like gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, etc. as well as rolls, stuffing, and desserts. On Sunday, Nov. 21, all goods will be divided according to need and then distributed.

    • To serve the larger Stamford, CT area, please consider helping us provide 6 Thanksgiving baskets needed by Building One Community. We currently have fulfilled 3 of the 6 needed. Fill a small laundry basket or large cardboard box (decorated if you can) with the following: gift card to Shop Right for turkey ($15-$25), 5 pounds of potatoes, 2 pounds fresh carrots, 1 package dinner rolls, 1 package stuffing mix, 1 bag fresh apples or oranges, 1 can cranberry sauce, 1 can gravy, 1 apple or cranberry juice and 1 apple pie or holiday dessert. Drop it off at Building One Community, 75 Selleck Street, Stamford CT between 9 AM and 4 PM on Nov. 19. Please email sccchurchoffice@gmail.com to let us know you will provide one of these 5 remaining baskets.

  • (Ongoing) Youth and Children's Ministry Volunteers: Email kaltrock@bellsouth.net to volunteer for nursery (during 11 AM worship), deborahpauls50@gmail.com to to volunteer as a sub for teen Sunday School, kelly.edwards@yale.edu to serve in children's Sunday School, or riowill@optonline.net to serve in Children's Worship.

  • (Ongoing) Sunday Morning Hospitality Volunteers: Email sccchurchoffice@gmail.com to volunteer for any of the following on a monthly basis: front door greeter, foyer table attendant, facility open/close (locks, lights, etc.), sanctuary prep (refill communion supplies, place sermon notes, pick up trash, etc.), or refreshments (prepare coffee/ hot
    water, etc.).

  • Your ongoing financial contribution to the Stamford Church is a vital gift that helps the week-to-week ministry continue. The best way to give is online. See our helpful tips HERE.

 

Ongoing Ministries

Weekly Gatherings

Attend any of our three weekly gatherings online or onsite (details of topics for each can be found in Embrace on this website).

  • 10 AM Sunday children, youth and adult Bible classes (Zoom link for the adult class may be found in Embrace on this website.

  • 11 AM Sunday Worship (live-streamed over Facebook).

  • 7 PM Wednesday adult class (Zoom link may be found in Embrace)

Each Sunday, we employ the amazing talent of numerous volunteers. To volunteer ​to assist with Sunday, from anything to leading a call to worship, to greeting at the front door, to helping with audio, email sccchurchoffice@gmail.com

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Hope for Haiti's Children

Each year we take up a Special Contribution, sponsor children, and provide Christmas Joy Boxes for this vital ministry to children in Haiti. For more information visit: https://www.hopeforhaitischildren.org/ or email either of the two Stamford Church elders who oversee our partnership with HFHC: Art DiCesare or Julie Georges.

Pacific House Monthly Homeless Meal

Once a month we prepare and distribute a meal to the Pacific House men's homeless shelter. This ministry, led by Debbie Pauls, has been going for over 25 years.  Watch Embrace and the section above on this page for specific dates. Email deborahpauls50@gmail.com to volunteer.

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LGBTQ+ Outreach

The Stamford Church of Christ believes that the Gospel is for all people—without exception. Because LGBTQ+ people of faith have too often been excluded from Christian spaces, we take an active stance in including this community in particular. LGBTQ+ members serve, speak at, and lead worship regularly. We also partner with CenterPeace Ministries to provide care and support to LGBTQ+ Christians and their families. Our church is also listed on directories of affirming churches in the area, including gaychurch.org

CenterPeace

CenterPeace is a nonprofit organization based in Dallas, TX that seeks to help churches, schools, and families approach LGBTQ+ issues in a Christ-like way. Through grace-filled discussions and respect for differences, CenterPeace has provided resources and facilitated much-needed conversations within the Church for the past 15 years. Stamford Church of Christ recently hosted a Nurturing Faith retreat, one of CenterPeace’s retreats for LGBTQ+ Christians, and is excited for our continued partnership with this organization in the future.

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Children and Youth Ministry

Through weekly gatherings and special events like Trunk or Treat, we strive to help children and youth learn to live lives of love. Email kaltrock@bellsouth.net to volunteer for nursery (during 11 AM worship), deborahpauls50@gmail.com to to volunteer as a sub for teen Sunday School, kelly.edwards@yale.edu to serve in children's Sunday School, or riowill@optonline.net to serve in Children's Worship.

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A Cappella Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long with Storytelling

Sing in the Season! Renowned musician and worship leader, Eddie Pleasant, leads an evening of seasonal carols and festive songs and master storyteller, Laconia Therrio tells a yuletide tale. Children are invited to be a part of the Instant Christmas Pageant complete with costumes. A wonderful reception follows replete with Christmas goodies both sweet and savory to delight every taste. The sing-along is free and is presented as a gift to community.

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Blood Drive

We host blood drives every two to three weeks as one of the Red Cross’s major points of access to the North Stamford neighborhood. Watch the section above and Embrace for these dates. Register to donate HERE.

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Thanksgiving Food Drive

Each Thanksgiving we collect and distribute food to those who need it among our church family and in the community.

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Community Space (Building Use)

A major part of the way we serve our community is by opening up our building and outdoor spaces for community groups and other needs. We host multiple recovery groups, scouting troops, a homeschool cohort, and other faith communities as well as one-time events such as parties, showers, weddings, and funerals. We have multiple meeting areas that vary in size for large or small gatherings, including two large ‘community rooms’ equipped with kitchens.

For more information on short or long-term usage, please contact our Building Manager, Eddie Pleasant.

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Buddy/Mentor

Buddy/Mentor, Inc. began in the fall of 1994 with eight adult mentors working with eight students that Kim Bohannon taught at Barnum Elementary School in the Bridgeport, CT east side. Today, 20, years later, that program is a non-profit that has grown to include 65 of those students each being mentored by their own adult mentor, a total of 130 participants. All buddies who remain with the program through high school are assisted in becoming a junior mentor to another new little buddy. The program also includes a $6000.00 scholarship for each buddy who graduates high school to assist him or her with higher educational endeavors.

 

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/BuddyMentor-Inc-158149697566815/

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Shiloh NYC and Camp Shiloh

Once a year we take up a Special Contribution to support Shiloh. We also volunteer in some of their sessions. Shiloh NYC is a Christian not-for-profit organization dedicated to equipping New York City at-risk youth and their families with tools that build hope, confidence and the skills to attain their goals. Our community programs enrich the lives of youth physically, mentally and spiritually.

 

Camp Shiloh is a sleepaway summer camp 90 miles north of NYC that extends the mission of Shiloh NYC for kids aged 9-15 through Christian summer camp experiences.  

 

For more information visit: www.shilohnyc.org

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Building1Community

Building One Community's mission is to advance the successful integration of immigrants and their families. Volunteers can serve in many different capacities from tutoring or teaching English Language Learning classes to job skills training to administrative support. 

 

For more information visit: www.building1community.org