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May Food of the Month: Granola Bars


The Outreach and Justice and Witness Committee conducts a monthly food drive at church to benefit the Backpack Program as part of their 'Making a Difference' mission. This year the Backpack program has not benefited from the monetary gifts as in previous years, so it was decided to help their cause in this way. Each month Justice and Witness will be asking for specific food items that would be nutritious for the children that are eligible for this program at John Winthrop Middle School and at Valley Regional High School. Currently there are 9 children who receive a bag of food each Friday to supplement their food for the weekend. For February, we are collecting individual packets of instant oatmeal. In April, it will be granola bars. There is basket in the Narthex where you may leave your donation. We thank you for your participation in this Outreach project.


May Breakfast!

Saturday, May 13 6:30 am

This is a traditional breakfast event you should invite all your family, neighbors, and friends. 

Donations: $7 adults, $3 kids 12 and under.

Mothers Day gift baskets will be sold 6:30 am- 12:00 noon.

Sign up to bake muffins or help serve.  Call the office or sign-up at the church.


First Congregational Church in Essex

United Church of Christ

6 Methodist Hill

Essex, Connecticut 06426

phone:  860-767-8097

fax:        860-767-7855