What's New, and What's Brief
WINSTED (11/17/2014) -- The Boar's Head Festival is seeking singers for it's twenty-fifth anniversary performances on January 10th and 11th, 2015. Rehearsals begin Thursday December 4 from 7-9 PM at the First Church of Winsted with director Adam Atkins and Organist Christopher King. There are 2 Friday rehearsals that fall after Christmas and New Years Day. Those interested, please call Debbie at 860-482-3491.
BILOXI, MS (11/05/2014) -- You can make Christmas a joyful season for a poor, homeless, or at-risk family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast by sponsoring a Christmas Basket or Backpack through Back Bay Mission.
Every year, the Mission distributes Christmas Baskets and Backpacks to poor and homeless individuals and families in Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties. The baskets have everything necessary for a festive Christmas dinner. The backpacks have appropriate Christmas food items for people without access to kitchens, as well as other daily living supplies. This year, 150 individuals and families signed up for backpacks and baskets.
You can sponsor a basket with a gift of $25 to the Mission's food pantry. Simply send a check to Back Bay Mission, 1012 Division St, Biloxi, MS 39530 and write 'Christmas Baskets' in the memo line. You can also make a gift the Mission's website: thebackbaymission.org. Just enter 'Christmas Baskets' in the comment field. Any additional funds, beyond what is needed for the Christmas Baskets and Backpacks, will be used to support the Mission's food pantry.
Thank you for making Christmas special for a family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!
Connecticut Conference UCC churches have supported the efforts of Back Bay Mission, the UCC's service agency in Biloxi, for many years, and regularly send work retreat groups to assist the area in the ongoing recovery from the hurricanes of 2005.