Our 24-Hour Famine for high school youth has been a long and successful ministry in our church and community. Since 2005, this event has raised a minimum of $1000 per year, and some years has raised as much as $6,000 to fight hunger. The event is aimed at bringing awareness and understanding to the issue of local and world hunger, as well as the importance of hands-on local and world community service. Since 2005, the event has benefited a number of organizations and individuals, including World Vision, The United Church of Christ (Global Ministries), Plymouth Community Food Pantry, Eli Terry Retirement Community, and local families in need.
Our 2015 Famine event was held October 30-31, 2015. Thank you to everyone who helped & participated! The 2015 Famine raised $2,300 and 50 lbs of non-perishable food donations for our local Plymouth Community Food Pantry.
The 2016 Famine was held Saturday, October 29. We collected 87 lbs. of food and raised $2526 for our local Plymouth Community Food Pantry. Thank you everyone!
In 2017, we shifted the focus of our fall service project and decided to start what we call our Annual Benefit Concert & Dinner. In 2017, we supported CT Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. In 2018, we did a fundraiser for Smilow Cancer Center. In 2019, we supported CT Children’s Hospital. In 2020 & 2021, we have decided to postpone due to Coronavirus. In 2022, we raised over $5,000 for local veterans and supported Veterans Strong Community Center in Bristol.
In 2023, we will be supporting our local Plymouth Parks & Rec Department.
In 2024, we will be attending a mission trip to Kentucky to help rebuild homes that have been destroyed by extreme weather.
We continue to support those who are food insecure. Our church supports our local food pantry through weekly food collections. We also partner with Terryville High School and participate in their annual Harvest Pack event. Join us!