Mission Overview
Church World Service is "people reaching out to neighbors in need near and far, not with a hand out, but a hand up." CWS works with partners in the U.S. and around the world to build interfaith and intercultural coalitions to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice. Together, we're supporting sustainable grassroots development, refugee assistance and disaster relief. CWS is the relief agency that the United Church of Christ partners with when assistance is needed following disasters such as the Japan earthquake and tsunami and the severe storms that battered many areas of the U.S. in 2011.

Becoming Involved
If you are interested in participating in Church World Service or have other questions regarding The First Congregational Church's support of CWS, please contact the church office at 203-438-8077 or complete our online form.

Financial Support
If you are interested in financially supporting Church World Service, you can donate electronically or write a check in the amount you care to give to The First Congregational Church and note in the memo field, the gift should be used toward Church World Service. The check can be placed in the offering plate at any worshipservice or can be mailed to the church office: The First Congregational Church, 103 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. 100% of your designated gift will be sent to the mission and all donations are fully tax deductible.

For more information on Church World Service, go to: www.churchworldservice.org