Instead of mailing an envelope back to the church office, you may submit your 2021 Pledge online, your commitment to give to the ministry of Payson Park Church for 2021. We are Growing with God, for the Good of the World.
We Can Help Erase Medical Debt! Medical debt is an economic justice issue. It causes people to cut back on necessities, lose needed medical services, and sink into a poverty trap. Together with the other 600 churches across the new Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ, our church can help fight this injustice. Working with the non-profit RIP Medical Debt, every $100 our Conference collects through this initiative by April 17 will be used to eliminate $10,000 in medical debt in some of the neediest communities in our region, including Springfield, MA, Bridgeport and Hartford, CT, and Providence, RI. Read more at: sneucc.org/RIP-medical-debt
Our Conference has asked every congregation to contribute to this effort. Won’t you help by contributing to our church’s gift?
This year our Thanksgiving Offering goes to the ministry of "common cathedral" - a worshipping community and ministry of the unhoused on Boston Common.
Why We Give to support the ministry of Payson Park Church.
Our Congregation has SO MUCH to be THANKFUL for!
✚ Our Teen Youth Group is alive, working hard at fundraisers for their Mission trips & outreach to the homeless. Katherine is our heart-wonderful new Youth & Community Outreach Minister! ✚ Our community fun is growing, with Church Dinners, Ash Wednesday Labyrinth, Game Nights. Plus our first Congregation Dance, plus First Fridays and sponsoring Music in Payson Park. ✚ We are blessed with heart-moving musical leadership from Megan and Molly Jo, leading our adults and youth and children in heart moving music. ✚ Vacation Bible School in August 2019 was the best ever! with over 50 children. Thank you Cindy Lou, Christian Ed Director, and our amazing VBS staff & volunteers. ✚ We are growing in our study of God’s Word, with our new adult groups Table Talk, and Women, Wine, & the Word. Plus our lively Thursday morning Bible studies. ✚ Plus we have a talented pastoral associate, Bill, leading us in TLC, Theology, Literature, & Coffee. ✚ Plus our very own member, Rev. Linda Knight, retired, leading us "On Prayer." ✚ Plus our dedicated and faithful teachers & staff continue to offer an outstanding God’s Garden Church School for our children. ✚ We are making a difference in the world, all the way from our faithful team regularly feeding the hungry in Bristol Lodge, serving poor children through Cradles to Crayons, to our teens walking with the homeless at CityReach. ✚ In October 2019, we welcomed 13 new people into our vibrant community; 7 new adult members & 6 children.
Why We Give.
Because. . . . We Are Invited by God to Give. Because. . . . We Are Faithfully Serving the Community. Because. . . . We Are Growing with God, for the Good of the World.
Support your Church in this Time of Need. Our doors are closed to groups but a passionate team of staff, ministers, musicians, and congregational leaders continue to work behind the scenes to care for our beloved community; this means continued outreach to youth, to seniors, to the most vulnerable among us, and to the hungry and unhoused in our wider community. Please help us with a either a one time donation, or a decision to give regularly, a pledge.
Our Finance Committee offers you three ways to donate: