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Host congregations serve as the foundation for Family Promise of Central Connecticut by becoming temporary homes to meet basic human needs for safe shelter, nourishment, and positive relationships with other people.
Houses of worship that serve as a Host Congregation provide our guest families with a clean and safe place to sleep for a week at a time. Our Host Congregations take turns receiving our guest families.
Each host congregation has a coordinator to head up the week when families stay at that particular congregation. The coordinator is the key individual who interacts with the clergy, volunteers, guests, and FPCC Volunteer Coordinator.
Volunteer support at each host congregation ranges from, but is not limited to, preparing one hot meal daily, interacting with guests during the evening, sleeping at the church over night with the families, Saturday activities planning, set up and break down of beds, and laundering linens after their host week.
Our Host Congregations
First Church of Christ-Congregational-1652 (Farmington), Prince of Peace Lutheran (Berlin), Church of Christ , Congregational (Newington), South Congregational Church\Peace Missionary Ministries (New Britain), First Congregational Church of Southington, Spottswood AME Zion Church (New Britain), First Congregational Church, UCC (Bristol), Saint Katharine Drexel Parish (New Britain), Bridge Community Church (Bristol), Berlin Congregational Church, Wellspring Church (Kensington), The Church of St. Dominic (Southington), First Church of Christ (Glastonbury)
While host churches are responsible for enlisting volunteers to cover their host week, there are times when every day and every aspect of the week are not covered. This is where a support congregation comes into play.
Support congregations are those that may not have the facilities to house guests but still want to participate. They can provide volunteers to stay overnight at the host church, to prepare meals, or to set up and transport cots.
Support congregations can also provide volunteers to work at the FPCCT Day Center.
Our Support Congregations
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (Bristol), Greater Harvest Church (New Britain), Kensington Congregational Church, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Newington), The Planstville Congregational UCC, Another Chance Church (Plantsville), Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation (Southington), Prospect United Methodist Church (Bristol), Covenant Congregational Church (West Hartford)
Family Promise of Central CT is fortunate to have these organizations by our side!