Board of Mission and Outreach

And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:8

 

The Board of Mission and Outreach(BOMO) is committed to putting faith into action through responsibility for benevolence, community service, and social education. The board identifies monetary and/or volunteer service opportunities for our congregation that contribute to ongoing or crisis needs in local and global communities. The Social Justice Committee, a subcommittee of BOMO, supports efforts to address the underlying causes of social issues. (see social justice page)

 

We welcome you to join us in these efforts.

Please contact the chair of the Board of Mission and Outreach for questions and to get involved at missionandoutreach@topsfieldchurch.org

 

Our Local Mission Partners  *(service opportunities)

 

*Beverly Bootstraps (thrift shop, food pantry, supportive services)

www.beverlybootstraps.org

 

*Emmaus House (homeless programs in Merrimack Valley)

https://emmausinc.org/

 

*Essex County Habitat for Humanity (building and improving affordable housing)

https://www.habitat.org/us-ma/danvers/essex-county-hfh

 

*Citizens Inn, Haven from Hunger (food pantry and homeless services, Peabody)

https://citizensinn.org/

 

Dept. of Children &Families/Haverhill office (Gifts of Love-Christmas gift collection)

https://www.dcfoffices.org/city/ma-haverhill

 

Lazarus House (shelter and homeless services, Lawrence)

https://lazarushouse.org/

 

*Lifebridge (homeless services and food insecurity Salem, MA)

https://lifebridgenorthshore.org/

 

OCWM (Our Church’s Wider Mission-UCC programs, resources, and tools to strengthen local churches)

https://www.sneucc.org/

 

*Refugee Immigration Ministries (RIM) (refugees and asylum seeker resettlement assistance; housing, employment, integration)

http://www.r-i-m.net/

 

Straight Ahead Ministries (juvenile offenders support & re-entry program, Lynn and Lawrence) https://www.straightahead.org/

 

*Top Cupboard (Topsfield based food pantry)

http://www.topsfieldfoodpantry.org/

 

Tri-Town Council (Tritown youth and family support programs) https://www.tritowncouncil.org/

 

MA 350.org:Better Future Project (environmental advocacy and environmental justice)

https://350mass.betterfutureproject.org/

 

Our National & Global Mission Partners

Re-Member: Lakota Sioux Nation, Pine Ridge Reservation (Indigenous American outreach)

 https://www.re-member.org/

 

NuDay Syria (Syrian Refugee Camps in safe zones)

https://www.nudaysyria.org/

 

US Foundation for Children of Haiti (hospital, health services and education to children in Haiti)

http://www.usfch.org/

 

One Great Hour of Sharing (Inter-denominational mission/outreach including UCC participation)

https://www.ucc.org/oghs

Other nonprofits we have recently supported:

  • Appalachian Christian Project

  • Build-a-bed program

  • Climate Church, Climate World

  • Community Giving Tree

  • #Giving Tuesday

  • Merrimack Valley YMCA-first time campers supplies

  • RIP-Medical Debt Forgiveness

  • Young Parenting Support Program

Disaster Relief Special Collections:

  • Pandemic Fund 2020

  • Doctors Without Borders, March 2019; Cyclone Idai ; Madagascar, Malawi, Zimbabwe

  • UCC relief efforts; Hurricane Dorian, September 2019; Bahamas

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The Congregational Church of Topsfield
9 East Common Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
Phone: (978) 887-2101
Fax: (978) 887-9531
General email: office@topsfieldchurch.org

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The Church Office is in the Emerson Center at 9 East Common St. across from the Town Common.

Office hours are

Mon. – Fri. 10 AM – 1 PM and by appointment.

Summer Office hours are

Tues. - Thurs. - 10 AM - 1 PM and by appointment