First Congregational Church of Rutland, UCC
264 Main Street Rutland, MA 01543
Community Outreach

October News from Missions Community Outreach Committee

          Happy Autumn! Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Missions Committee did not have a meeting in September.  We have been in contact however and did manage to get a few things done.

            The Missions Committee made a pizza delivery for the September meal at Dismas Family Farm, and they were greatly appreciative.  After all, who doesn’t like pizza? The next meal is due October 21st.  Unfortunately, we do not have a team for October.  If anyone is interested in delivering meals to the residents of Dismas, please contact Lori Giannotti (978)804-1142.  If you are unaware, Dismas Family Farm is a transitional house for those released from prison that are struggling with addiction.  Our meal delivery is made on the third Thursday of every month.

            The Committee also gave gift cards to the Rutland Food Pantry in September. We hoped that the cards would help to alleviate some of the burden of the cost of school supplies. The Food Pantry is always grateful for all donations that they receive.

            We decided to use some of the monetary donations for the month of October towards The Mustard Seed as well as a donation to the Rutland Food Pantry. The Mustard Seed is a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality and soup kitchen located in Worcester.

            As always, we would like to remind everyone that our committee is meant to serve the whole community.  If you need anything or if you know of anyone that needs something, please call the church office or one of us directly.  We are waiting to help.

            Ephesians 2:10

            “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works

             which God prepared in advance for us to do”.

            The Missions Community Outreach Committee

            Lauren Carlson, Lisa Benoit, and Lori Giannotti








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