We have an active Mission Committee that exists to distribute church-
designated funds to groups and organizations that directly provide relief
and support to people in distress. In addition, the committee strives to
engage the congregation in mission projects. The committee looks at
projects on local, regional, national and global levels and is grateful for new
ideas for mission work. The values of the committee are found in Matthew
25:31-46 which states, “Lord, when was it we saw you hungry or thirsty, or
a stranger and we helped you?….The king answered, Truly I tell you, just
as you did it to the least of these who are members of my family, you did it
Seniors/Elders – Need a ride to church? Let the Deacons know and we’ll arrange a ride. The trustees have completed an improved sound system!
We are blessed with a strong and growing music program under the extraordinary leadership of Annemieke McLane. She has started a youth choir and continues to nurture the adult choir and encourages guest musicians. Thanks in part to the Manheim Fund for the Sacred Arts and the generous sharing of Annemieke’s talents and endless enthusiasm we host a number of concerts and opportunities for singing and performing in our sanctuary.
We keep an active prayer list, sending prayers for friends, family, and more broadly for those challenges in their lives. Please let us know of those we should add to the list, being sure to check with a person first before you share their name. You can email us at email@example.com.
This fund is managed by the Deacons to help those in the community experiencing difficult times. By donating to the United Church of Strafford’s Deacons Fund, the Deacons are able, in complete confidentiality and with care, to assist those in our community who find themselves in a tight spot.
Child Care and Sunday School
This is a church that loves its children! We offer child care every Sunday and have a series of Sunday School sessions at different times of year, including the popular Christmas Pageant. There are also special activities in the back of the sanctuary for children, and more comfortable chairs for parents with infants.
We have a youth choir that meets after worship most Sundays during the school year, led by Annemieke McLane. Youth are also invited to help with childcare, be church camp counselors, assist with the Pageant, participate in the Lord’s Acre events, attend occasional programming specifically for youth, and sing in the adult choir.