Wheels for the World

Local News:
In July 2018, Four of our members coordinated the statewide collection of mobility devices from across CT. These and more were loaded onto a truck and shipped to California for refurbishing:

  • 387 Wheelchairs
  • 550 Walkers
  • 635 Pairs of Crutches
  • 180 Canes

Thru October 2018, our church helped collect over 300 wheelchairs, and by 12/31 we are hoping to exceed our 2017 collection of 385 chairs! A collection site has been set up at the Cromwell Municipal Recycling Center on Shunpike Road.

We have also added to the ranks of CT Chair Corps volunteers. We now have 10 members across the state. We have other volunteers when large projects arise, like the truck loading for the above transport or the annual WIHS wheelchair drive.

Operation Christmas Child

The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift Begins with You and results in the hope of Christ being spread across the world!

operation_christmas_childOur members and friends volunteer to fill shoeboxes that are provided by the Church.   We fill the shoeboxes with small toys, washcloths, soap, socks, gloves, scarfs, hats, school supplies, according to a list of guidelines (click here for more info).  Our Youth Group also goes shopping with funds that they have raised during the year, and in early November, fills shoeboxes. They collect all of the boxes and deliver them to a regional collection enter, where they meet and work with other churches youth groups to load the shoeboxes into large shipping boxes. The larger boxes are put into tractor trailers and sent to North Carolina. From there, the boxes are sent throughout the world and includes a pamphlet about Christ in the recipients’ language!