Valley's Mission Ministries
From our earliest days, Valley has been actively involved in the mission of the Church, locally, nationally and globally, both through financial support and hands-on engagement. A portion of Valley's annual budget, supported through pledges, is allocated for this purpose. We also do several special collections, including food drives, item collections, and special offerings. In addition to what you'll find below, we host 4-5 Doing Sundays each year, and every summer we sponsor a youth mission trip. In 2016-2017, for the first time we co-sponsed a refugee family with Congregational Church Brookfield through Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS).
Valley supports a wide variety of mission projects locally, nationally, and globally. Below is a list of just some of our recipients in 2013. Click on their names to learn more about each.
Adoptions Haiti & Mauretenia
Animal Welfare Society of New Milford
Chasefu Theological Seminary expansion, Zambia
Danbury Animal Welfare Society
Housatonic Habitat for Humanity
International Rescue Committee
Loaves and Fishes Hospitality House
New Milford Homeless Shelter Coalition
One Great Hour of Sharing
PCUSA Mission Co-worker in Zambia, Nancy Collins
Presbyterian Immigrant Ministry
Women's Center of Greater Danbury
Christmas Alternative Giving
Mothers' Day Alternative Giving
Valley participates in various hands-on projects throughout the year. Below are just some of the things we have done in the last year:
Angel Sharing Tree -- gifts and clothing for children and families distributed through Brookfield Social Services
Blessing of the Animals collection -- pet food, supplies and toys for a local animal shelter
Chapel on the Green -- we make 200 sandwiches after church and then go to worship on the New Haven Green, distributing food after the service
Christmas Dinner Baskets -- distributed through Brookfield Social Services
Connecticut Food Bank's Backpack Program -- we put together backpacks at the start of the school year for children in need
Dorothy Day House -- each month we make 100 sandwiches after church to take to the shelter. We also have members who make and serve dinners their monthly.
Doing Sunday -- for more info click here.
Heifer Animal Naming Contest -- food collection for area pantries
Interfaith Overflow Shelter in Danbury -- during winter months, volunteers help staff a local shelter for those who are unhoused.
Souper Bowl of Caring -- hunger focused with food collection for area pantries
Thanksgiving Baskets -- distributed through Brookfield Social Services
Youth Mission Trip -- each year our youth, along with several adult advisors, pack up and head to a site where they participate in building or rehabbing a home for someone in need. It's always a tremendous experience for everyone involved. For more info, click here.