“Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly.” Micah 6:8
Every Sunday in worship we end our service saying our Common Commission:
“Let us go forth into the world in peace, being of good courage, holding fast to that which is good, rendering to no one evil for evil, strengthening the faint hearted, supporting the weak, helping the afflicted, honoring all persons, loving and serving the Lord and rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.”
In worship we have prayed for our world and then are sent out into the world to be the hands and feet of Jesus to love and serve those in our community and in the world. There is always space for you!
Our Mission and Justice Ministries
Nancy Peterson Story Hour. On a bi-weekly basis, church volunteers and friends travel to the The Riverfront Children’s Center in Groton to read stories and provide crafts to the children. On every visit each child receives a new age-appropriate book to keep for themselves.
Food Collection and Distribution to Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and Groton Food Locker. Each month we deliver food donated by the congregation to each agency. There are baskets at each entrance of the church where you can place your donations.
Church World Service (CWS) Initiatives. We participate in CWS initiatives to aid those affected by global disaster, including health kits, school kits, clean-up buckets, and walk in the Annual CROP walk.
High School Youth Mission. Every summer our youth commit a week to serving others outside our region. From Pittsburgh to Washington DC, Tennessee to Maine we have served meals, repaired homes, learned about redlining and racism, homelessness and food insecurity.
New London Meal Center. On the last Thursday of each month, volunteers prepare and serve dinner, talk with the guests and help clean up the kitchen and dining room at the New London location.
Westerly Area Rest and Meals (WARM) Center. The first Sunday of each month our High School youth prepare a meal for guests at WARM.
Meals on Wheels. Mystic Congregational Church provides a team of volunteer drivers for delivering meals for Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center to homebound local residents on Mondays and Fridays.
Refugee Settlement. We partner with local organizations to assist in the settlement of refugee families to the region.