Our work

MISSION & MINISTRY IN THE WORLD

MUSIC

Sanctuary Choir

Choral and instrumental music has an important place in every one of our worship services. We have a wide variety of musical styles, including traditional hymns, contemporary Christian music, bluegrass, rock, folk, country and more. Often, soloists or duets share their talents during worship. We have an organ, baby grand piano, and an electronic keyboard in the sanctuary, and these instruments are used on a regular basis. Some hymns beg to have organ accompaniment; others are meant to be accompanied by piano and maybe a guitar.

Soloists, duets, or small groups are invited to share special music during worship throughout the summer months.

handbell Choir

Our hand bell choir plays in Sunday worship every month or so between Labor Day and Memorial Day.  Performances are always enjoyed, and offer a time for congregants to reflect during worship.  Concerned that you don’t have any musical training?  No problem!  If you can count, you can ring!  We’re always welcoming and eager to teach you.

the nearly new shoppe

Lots of bargains for you!

Thurs and Sat 10am-2pm

We sell gently used clothing, accessories and shoes for men, women and children. we are always looking for new volunteers to staff the store during our open hours and for anyone to stock and price during their convenience. Men as well as women are welcome to volunteer.

This is a major source of income for our church and its’ missions. We are able to pay for some of the extras that we could not afford otherwise.

We are located in the White building to the left of the Church.  We have a handicapped ramp and a changing area.

Come and explore our wonderful collection while saving your money.

crafters

Crafters, gather up your yarn and knitting needles, or your needles and thread, and join us in our activities- knitting for Hats with Hugs, baby hats, baby blankets, and prayer shawls; quilt making for Project Linus;making items for the Fall Bazaar; or working on your own individual projects. As many of you may know, the quilts and blankets that we make for the Linus Project go to area hospitals or other facilities, where they are given to children (infants to teens) who need some comfort while dealing with serious illnesses or trauma. The Hats with Hugs are brought to the Phoenix Community Cancer Center here in Enfield, where they are given to hair loss cancer patients in memory of our former pastor, Dr. Janet Ritchie.

At noon, we’ll meet for lunch at a local restaurant. Join us for lunch even if you can’t make the gathering at church. Just call the church office at 745-3646 to see where to meet on that particular day.

Any questions? Call Ann Chase at 745-3828, or Dot Wilbur at 749-7156.

Mission work

ENFIELD FOOD SHELF

Enfield Food Shelf accepts donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries, baby diapers/food, and frozen turkeys (during the holiday season) for less fortunate families in the Enfield area. The church is supporting the Food Shelf with monthly food donations/collections and various additional collections (Food Boat and November Thanksgiving). Our average Month donation exceeds 100 lbs.

Enfield Food Shelf website

ENFIELD LOAVES AND FISHES

The Enfield Congregational, United Church of Christ supports Loaves & Fishes soup kitchen by hosting a Saturday brunch on the fourth Saturday of every other month, at the Loaves and Fishes facility. Food donations & church volunteers support this local mission. NOTE: ALWAYS CHECKOUT OUT THE OUTREACH BULLETIN BOARD FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS, SIGN-UP SHEETS, AND THANK-YOU NOTES (Received in response to your generous donations).

Enfield Loaves and Fishes website

Enfield Loaves and Fishes Facebook

DOVE TREE

Our sanctuary Christmas tree gets adorned with white paper doves containing gift suggestions for families in our community in need of gifts.

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE – BLANKETS

Since its formation in 1957, the United Church of Christ has worked with Church World Service (founded in 1946) to accomplish more together than it could alone, joining hearts and resources to create a tradition of help and a legacy of hope.

When disaster strikes, Church World Service is the primary agency through which the UCC gives support for relief and recovery efforts. This assistance may take the form of winterized family tents for Pakistani earthquake survivors, food packages and tankers full of water for displaced people in violence-torn Darfur, Sudan, or long-term recovery assistance for families affected by hurricanes, tornadoes, or flooding across the U.S. 

In addition to continuing support, ECC has an annual Mother’s Day collection for blankets.

More about CWS Blankets (CWS website)

More about Neighbors In Need (UCC website)

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE – TOOLS FOR HOPE

Since its formation in 1957, the United Church of Christ has worked with Church World Service (founded in 1946) to accomplish more together than it could alone, joining hearts and resources to create a tradition of help and a legacy of hope.

When disaster strikes, Church World Service is the primary agency through which the UCC gives support for relief and recovery efforts. This assistance may take the form of winterized family tents for Pakistani earthquake survivors, food packages and tankers full of water for displaced people in violence-torn Darfur, Sudan, or long-term recovery assistance for families affected by hurricanes, tornados, or flooding across the U.S. 

In addition to continuing support, ECC has an annual Fathers’s Day collection for tools.

More about CWS Tools (CWS website)