There are lots of ways to get involved here at First Church, Shrewsbury. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to server our church and our community, here are a few options:
Ongoing Ways to Volunteer
These volunteer opportunities happen on an ongoing, regular basis and are always available for you to get involved:
Shrewsbury Church Knitting Group
Hands for Hope
This group meets to create tangible expressions of God’s love. Folks may knit or crochet a prayer shawl or baptismal blanket or create a premie cap or dress for a child in Africa. The group gathers the fourth Monday of the month from 10:30 -11:30 am.
Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
The Interfaith Hospitality Network is an organization that unites the religious community in an effort to serve and nurture homeless families regardless of income and family structure. Twenty-six congregations, many with assistance from additional congregations, provide meals, shelter and hospitality. Families receive case management, assistance with housing and employment search, accessing support services and advocacy at the IHN day center.
The Mustard Seed Soup Kitchen is open weekdays at 4pm and serves dinner every weekday at 5:45pm. At First Congregational, we have teams that cook and serve the meal every other month, on the first Wednesday of the month.
Additional Volunteer Opportunities:
Throughout the year, there may be other ways to volunteer that are tied to the season and to the needs of our community partners. If you’d like to take part, we recommend checking out the calendar below for those that are coming up: