OutreachLocal & Beyond
There are a wide range of outreach opportunities to serve the local community, and beyond in the world. Outreach happens in many places at BCC! Listed below are some of the on-going and regularly occurring projects, however, there is also outreach efforts in other Church groups and new opportunities created all the time. The church newsletter and church calendar lists current and up-coming projects. To get involved, please contact names listed or call the church office at 246-0111 for more information.
Loaves & Fishes RI
This is a thriving ministry with 9 RI churches operating a food truck which serves the homeless and those in need by providing food, clothing, and basic necessities.
In recent years BCCUCC has been bringing donations packed in backpacks to Delsesto Middle School in Providence.
East Bay Kids Clothing Swap
In 2017 BCCUCC created the Kid’s Clothing Swap. This monthly community event is a wonderful opportunity to trade clean clothes & shoes that no longer fit and get the next size up! Give what you can, take what you need. $3-$5 donation per family requested, no one turned away. See the Facebbok page for upcoming swap dates.
Community Soup Kitchen
Park Place Congregational UCC, 71 Park Place Pawtucket.
Our church prepares and serves a meal one Saturday every 2 months on a rotating basis with other churches. Volunteers are welcome and needed to provide food and/or to serve at the soup kitchen. We also make an annual financial contribution to help defray expenses. To volunteer, contact our Soup Kitchen Coordinator, Dianne Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For years BCCUCC has taken it’s senior high youth or intergenerational groups on mission trips. We tend to alternate trips between doing a local project in the New England or a more extensive trip to destinations further away.
The focus of these trips is not only to help others in need, but also to grow and learn through experiencing communities different from our own.
Other Outreach Programs
When a natural disaster occurs in the world, whether it’s a tsunami, earthquake or flooding etc., a special collection is often taken during worship and sent on to aid in rescue and rebuilding efforts.
TapIn – (Touch A Person in Need)
Serving neighbors throughout the East Bay, Tapin runs a food pantry, provides rides, furniture, household goods and children’s clothing for those in need. We have an on-going collection for the food pantry and other special drives throughout the year. For more information or to volunteer, contact Tap-In at 247-1444.
It is an old custom in our church to receive a special offering for the Deacons’ Fund on Communion Sundays. Administered by the Deacons, the fund is a remnant of one of the oldest traditions of the Christian church – extending a ‘helping hand’ to those in need in our church and immediate community.
- Giving Tree
- Mitten Tree
- Neighbors in Need
- One Great Hour of Sharing