As we begin our new program year and the first trimester of our 'Making an Impact' church theme, our focus is on 'Helping Those in Need' and within Mission, specifically on Hunger and Homelessness.

Many within our congregation will already be aware of our relationship with Rev. P.J. Leopold and the Association of Religious Communities (A.R.C.). Founded 43 years ago, A.R.C.'s mission is "To facilitate interfaith cooperation and other partnerships to alleviate the causes of violence, suffering, and hate while advancing peace, justice, and human dignity."

Better known for their highly successful Domestic Violence Prevention Program, A.R.C. also operates The Greater Danbury Homeless Point of Entry (POE) - the only program of its kind in the area to assist in getting people out of shelters (or from sleeping in their cars) and into stable accommodation.

A.R.C. connects (and sponsors) clients with landlords and provides services which enable individuals to achieve income stability (household budgeting, resume writing, job searches and/or completing applications for income assistance). Where necessary, they also coordinate direct access to services for issues of mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence.

In the face of the recent drastic cuts in State funding, new funding is urgently required to secure the future of the POE program. Please consider contributing! THANK YOU.

September 10th Local Mission
Offering: Association of Religious Communities (A.R.C.)