First Congregational Church has made a commitment to support local social services. Listed below are some of the projects the church is involved in:
The church participates in the annual Cromwell Feed Your Neighbor Walk each fall. The walkers from the church have won the Golden Sneaker Award several times by collecting the most money for this program.
They have collected donations to help needy area children at Christmas through the annual “Angel Tree”. Each December a tree is decorated with the first names and ages of children, members choose a child’s name and shop for them. These gifts are distributed through Cromwell Social Services and the Salvation Army
Gifts of personal care items are collected year round to help area shelters. Donations of school supplies are collected in the fall to help area children who are headed back to school
Pastor Doug received an award in 2016 from the Cromwell High School Student Council for his many years volunteering to chaperone at dances and Project Graduation.
When there is a request or someone becomes aware of a need, the church has always generously come to their aid. In 2017, a local family was in desperate need of a handicapped ramp when a family member had both lower legs amputated. The church family raised the money, matched by church funds, for a ramp and oversaw the installation. This story was featured in the August 2017 edition of Cromwell Life.