MISSION MINISTRY UPDATE: A.R.C. (Association of Religious Communities) - Winter Warmth Program

Do you know that not all of our homeless 'neighbors' qualify for shelter accommodation during these bitter winter nights? Intact families with both parents are often split-up and single mothers with children over the age of thirteen remain too afraid to come forward. In response to this need and to bring these families in from the cold, our friends at A.R.C. are introducing their new Winter Warmth Program.

During the months of December through March, when overnight temperatures fall below 40 degrees Farenheit, Winter Warmth volunteers welcome these families at Congregation B'Nai Israel in Danbury and ensure they are warm and comfortable overnight. As this new program gets off the ground, it will operate just four nights per week - Sunday through Wednesday from 7:00 pm until 6:00 am. All guests will be personally invited by A.R.C.

Attending to the homeless is one of the key mission priorities of our church & the Mission Ministry is delighted to say some twenty plus individuals and families within FCC have already agreed to volunteer for this significant hands-on opportunity.

Would you consider giving up a night (or two?) to provide warmth and safety for these families who have fallen on hard times? Please contact Wendy O'Sullivan to find out more or register for training: kandwosullivan@sbcglobal.net, (469)258-770. Thank you!

Save the Dates:
Sunday, January 14th PIVOT Sunday: The men from the PIVOT Ministries choir will join us with music and smiles for this FCC tradition
Sunday, January 28th Local Mission Special Envelope Collection: As we move into our second trimester and look at 'Helping People Help Themselves', our collection will be dedicated to Pivot Ministries
Sunday, February 11th Joint Jazz Sunday & Annual Mission Fair Event: Join us for what we hope will be an amazing event full of music, fellowship, food and shopping! More details to follow. Please remember, this is the only Mission Ministry fundraiser of the year. Thank you in advance for your support!