A note from the Deacons: Norfield Church welcomes all congregants to join us for in-person worship in the Norfield Sanctuary as well as online via YouTube. The Holy Spirit is truly alive at Norfield, and fills our Sanctuary every Sunday as we join our hearts together in prayer, music, faith and devotion to Jesus Christ. Please feel free to wear a mask if you choose; we will also provide masks to those who need one. To learn more visit Connecticut's COVID-19 guidelines.
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Norfield Church Day of Giving
Saturday, September 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Norfield Church Day of Giving
All Norfielders are invited to participate in the Norfield Congregational Church’s annual Day of Giving as family and friends join together on Saturday, September 24, 2022, starting at 8:30 am.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of others. We’re very excited to reconvene this year.
A core foundation of the Norfield Day of Giving is to expand our reach and give back to our neighbors across the community. There are many opportunities to volunteer. A list of projects you can get involved with is outlined below, and a sign-up board with service project details will be available during Fellowship Hour.
We will begin the day on Saturday at 8:30am with breakfast snacks and a Blessing from Reverend Bernard on the front lawn. Later on, volunteers can enjoy hero sandwiches which will be offered in the Parish Hall starting at 12:00 noon.
- LOCAL WESTON SENIORS
Yardwork Projects for all Age Groups!
One of our earliest and most grateful recipients has been Weston Social Services(WSS). Through WSS we have touched the lives of many seniors across Weston. Word has spread across the WSS community of the friendly, dedicated, and capable Norfielders who come over and lend a hand to those who need help.
This year we have received requests for help from not only our regular WSS clients who we know and love, but we have received requests from 3 new WSS clients who also need some help. Some of these yardwork projects are smaller in nature but involve capabilities that many of us take for granted such as removing branches that have littered yards, moving outside furniture and garden pots, etc. These are small projects that many of us take care of quickly at our own homes, but for others, this is not as simple (some projects are well-suited for Family Teams).
Please join us to help our neighbors in need as their appreciation and thanks will brighten your day! Email Lucia Smits at email@example.com or text 203-326-1866 to sign up and/or for more information.
2. PIVOT MINISTERIES
DONATION and DELIVERY Opportunities!
Long-time Norfield Outreach Partner – Pivot Ministries currently have 54 men living in their residence in Bridgeport. These men have voracious appetites, and they are particular and proud of their appearance. Pastor Richard’s team has asked if we can provide the following specific items and deliver them to the residence on the Day of Giving. Volunteers will be able to tour the public spaces of the residence with Pivot representatives.
Requested items are MEAT (frozen whole turkeys, whole hams & ground beef) and LAUNDRY PRODUCTS (name brand laundry detergent & fabric softener, scented dryer sheets, scent boosters, and bleach).
Items can be dropped off at Norfield Church. There is a freezer in the kitchen that is labeled PIVOT DONATIONS for the meats. There will be a designated place in the front office for the laundry products. Email Tracy Pennoyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 203-536-9321 to sign up and/or for more information. Please indicate of you want to be part of the delivery team. Chris Edwards and Tracy will be coordinating this project.
3. PREPARE A MEAL FOR A CIRI REFUGEE FAMILY
Prepare a home-cooked meal and deliver it to a CIRI refugee family!
There have been more than 75 new CIRI refugee family arrivals in Connecticut in the past year, mostly from Afghanistan, but also from Syria, Congo and Guatemala, Honduras and other countries. Preparing a culturally appropriate meal and delivering it to these families in and around Bridgeport, Connecticut is a gift of kindness and love and will make an impression on both the provider and family.
Please email Ginny Awn at email@example.com or text 914-525-5362 to sign up and/or for more information.
4. NORFIELD CAMPUS CLEANUP
Help get the Norfield Church Campus looking great!
There are long-deferred cleanup projects on the Norfield Campus that require immediate attention and are beyond the capacity of the church staff. Outreach is also ‘Inreach’ and we must provide for our own.
Projects include: Cleaning out two bays in the Carriage Barn and the Parish Hall attic and basement, under the supervision of Andrew and others. There are years’ worth of accumulated stuff that must be disposed of. A large dumpster will be on site.
Email Bayard Dodge at firstname.lastname@example.org or by text 203-984-5680 to sign up and/or for more information.