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    Just some of the Missions beyond our NVA churches' doors,
    served by NVA congregations. Check them out.
    Get involved and experience the joy of giving all you've got by
    serving others in the name of Jesus
Mission and Service
GWIM -
www.gwimwaterbury.org
Greater Waterbury Interfaith
Ministries at 770 E Main St  Soup
Kitchen, Food Pantry and Social
Services serves hundreds of hot
meals each day, and over a thousand
food bags once a month to feed
families.

www.gwimfaithbase.org website for
faith based communities supporting
GWIM - resources, info, how to's,
what's needed.

Send a couple  of delegates to the
next Faith Community meeting
see
www.gwimfaithbase.org for dates
Seymour-Oxford Food Bank
Monthly collections of food items
received the first Sunday of every
month at Oxford UCC. Most needed
are canned meats and coffee. Always
needed are: cereal, grated cheese,
flour, oil, pudding, pancake mix and
syrup, crackers, 'Hamburger and
Tuna Helper' juice,
Acts 4 Ministries - downtown
Waterbury serving families in need
with clothing, household goods,
and other community wide needs.
Opening their
Thrift Shop in a new
location on Thomaston Ave.

    SAFE HAVEN  shelter and crisis services
                     
    Safe Haven currently provides the following
    bilingual (English/Spanish) services to victims
    of domestic violence and sexual assault:  up to
    60 days of shelter for women and their children;
    individual and peer group counseling; 24 hour
    crisis hotlines for domestic violence and sexual
    assault; legal advocacy information and
    referral; community education for adults and
    children; and court based family violence victim
    advocacy.

    All information obtained through counseling
    remains confidential.  They do not subscribe to
    Caller I. D.
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE:
    Founded in 1946, Church World Service is a
    cooperative ministry of 37 Christian
    communions working together to eradicate hunger and
    poverty and promote peace
    and justice among the world's most vulnerable people.
    Within the United States, CWS assists communities in
    responding to local hunger
    and disasters, resettles refugees, promotes fair national
    and international policies,
    provides educational resources, and offers
    opportunities to join a people-to-people
    network of local and global caring through participation
    in CROP Hunger Walks, the
    Blankets+ Program, and the CWS Kits Program.
    For more information please visit
    www.churchworldservice.org.
One Great Hour of Sharing received in the Lenten Easter season supplies
immediate disaster relief anywhere in the world and also works for long term life
improvement for all through: building clean water and sewage treatment
remedies, health care education and support, job training, hunger relief and
agricultural education and training. Give generously.
Spooner House in Shelton
Provides emergency shelter to 200 along
with meals and self-help sessions and
guidance to make a better life possible.
Spooner House is part of Area
Congregations Together (ACT).
Simply Smiles Indian Reservation in the
United States and Mexico - amazing
work to change and make a better life
for many -
www.SimplySmiles.org
CROP Hunger Walk - Part of Church World Service CROP walks take
place all over the country. Join some of our NVA churches in your area
Heifer Project was begun in Arkansas as a way to help farm families by providing
livestock to a family who then promised to pass the first offspring on to another family
- it is the gift that keeps on giving. Heifer is now international as well supporting
families around the world.
www.heifer.org     A number of our NVA churches support
Heifer including Bunker Hill and Wolcott Congregational