Mission and Outreach Team members plan and coordinate our various outreach events.
The Community Harvest Project uses donations and volunteers to farm vegetables in Grafton. The produce then goes to local food pantries. Throughout the year, teams from our parish help with the work of the CHP farm.
Our Peace and Justice Ministry makes and sends care packages and words of encouragement to men and women serving abroad in the armed forces.
Our Father’s Table is a feeding program in Marlborough that offers hot meals to those in need. We host the meal whenever there is a fifth Monday in the month. Help preparing and serving the food is always welcomed.
The Little Red Wagon is located in the narthex and collects items for the Westborough Food Pantry. Donated items are taken to the Pantry on a weekly basis.
A Mother’s Day Baby Shower is held every May to collect items for infants and young children (including diapers), formula, and clothing). The items are donated to Frances Perkins House, a facility in Worcester that houses women with children who have no place else to go.
Food for the Poor is an agency that works to help the poor of Central and Latin America and the Caribbean. We maintain a jar for collecting coin donations in our parish hall, and periodically a representative to talk about their current work and initiatives. So far the parish effort has been able to provide over 200,00 meals to families in the areas served. It only takes a nickel a day to save a child for one more day. Bring your change and help us help others.
The C.R.O.P. Walk is a communitywide event to raise money to fight hunger. It takes place in October on a Sunday afternoon. We’re always looking for walkers on our parish team and for sponsors.
The Giving Tree goes up every December with ornaments that describe a child’s wishlist item for Christmas. You are invited to buy a gift for a family in need and to return it to the tree.
United Thank Offering is a collection taken up twice a year at Episcopal churches. The money goes to benefit numerous outreach causes around the world.
Veterans Drive: Throughout October we will be collecting a variety of goods for Veterans Inc. located in Worcester. It is the second largest agency in Massachusetts supporting veterans and their families. They provide food, counseling, and support to our former service-men and women.
The Yarn Club is made up of knitters and crocheters, who create blankets for Project Linus and Warm Up America. All levels of experience are welcome.
Mission Trips are undertaken periodically by our youth group and sometimes by an intergenerational group of church members. In the past we have gone to help those in the inner-city area of Portland, Maine, and even nearer in downtown Worcester.
Valentine Care Packages are made up every February, with snacks, notes, and cards, and distributed to members of the parish who are attending college and to those who are in nursing homes or are homebound.