Adult Bible Study
We hold regular studies on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Our studies seek to raise the bar on theological education in the church. We combine academic research with critical thinking and spiritual reflection to highlight the place of learning in faith development. Our classes cover books of the Bible, topical studies, social issues, and church history.
Current Sunday Study: 10:00 AM
Current Wednesday Study: 7:00 PM
The Children’s Ministry at Stamford Church of Christ strives to walk alongside children and families as we learn and grow in relationship with our wonderful God together. Through Bible Classes, Children’s Worship on Sundays and Special Family Activities we explore the wonder of God’s story and find community and friendships along the way.
Stamford Ecumenical Youth
Our youth program balances intergenerational connection and teen-focused programs. Our teenagers serve in our worship, help with our service projects, and develop meaningful relationships with our older members. While they are welcome in the adult classes, we also provide space for teens to learn together. Our teens participate in a special effort called “Stamford Ecumenical Youth” where a growing number of churches around town bring our youth together to worship at each other’s churches, serve the Stamford community, and enjoy time to talk and play on day retreats and fun activities.
Our goal as a community is to bless the places that we live, our geographical neighborhood first and foremost.
Ministries We Organize:
Readings in Current Affairs
Some thoughtful, reflective people, from both our church family and our community meet monthly to discuss current issues related to peace, prosperity and spiritual flourishing. Topics tend to include end-of-life and other bioethical matters, sexuality, racism, immigration, regional conflict, geopolitics, wealth and income inequality, climate change, and other cutting-edge scientific or technological issues. These faith-based discussions are held in our church library usually on the fourth Thursdays of school months, 7:00 – 8:30 PM, except when there are conflicts with national or religious holidays.
Neighborhood Christmas Sing-A-Long
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.
Trunk or Treat
Every October we play host to an average of 500 people from the surrounding area for a ‘Trunk-or-Treat’ festival. Over 25 trunks from church members, girl scout troops, non-profit organizations, and North Stamford Residents, line our parking lot with creative trunks and costumes as parents and children come to enjoy a few hours of Halloween festivities including a free hot dog truck, bounce-houses, and pumpkin painting. The most important part is that everything is free. This is one way we bless our community!
We host an annual blood drive as one of the Red Cross’s major points of access to the North Stamford neighborhood. Our next scheduled blood drive is April 1, 2020. We hope you will mark that date in your schedules if you are eligible to donate!
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Each Thanksgiving we collect and distribute food to those who need it among our church family and in the community.
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 Coordinator, Gillian Bigby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Initiatives We Support:
Hope for Haiti
As one of the most trusted organizations working to reduce poverty in Haiti, Hope for Haiti focuses on providing support and partnership for the Haitian people every single day. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children.
For more information visit: https://hopeforhaiti.com/
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: www.sharecharlotte.org/nonprofit/charlotte-buddymentor-inc
Shiloh NYC and Camp Shiloh
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
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
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.