Hingham Congregational Church, UCC, reaches out with faith and love to our neighbors in need in the local community and throughout the world.
Through “hands on” projects, special collections, allocation of monetary gifts and partnerships with a range of service organizations, we contribute food, shelter, financial assistance and social support to a wide array of groups and individuals.
Pine Street Inn:
On the third Monday of each month, a small, dedicated group takes deserts to Boston and helps serve the dinner to residents of Pine Street Inn later that evenings. Helping hands and donations of brownies are always welcome! Learn more….
The Guild Consignment Center:
Since 1954, the Guild Consignment Center has provided affordable clothing household goods in a welcoming atmosphere to anyone looking for a bargain, a friendly face or sympathetic ear. Proceeds support the Pine Street Inn meal preparation program and various other HCC projects. Volunteers are always welcome! Learn more…
Christmas Giving Tree:
At the beginning of the holiday season, the Board of Outreach places two Christmas trees in the sanctuary decorated with ornaments attached to gift requests from local charitable and social service organizations. Members of the Congregation purchase the gifts, which are delivered to the receiving organizations by Outreach Board members.
Christmas and Easter Food Boxes for Wellspring:
Several weeks before the holiday, volunteers wrap boxes for food, which members of the congregation take home to fill with requested food items to make a holiday dinner for a family in need. The boxes are returned to the church and delivered to Wellspring by the Board of Outreach. To learn more about Wellspring, Click here.
Youth Service and Learning Trips:
Each summer for over 35years, members of the Senior High Youth Program (SHYP) have spent a week on a Service/Learning trip. These trips are in the Us and abroad. So of them may involve helping elderly and single parent households with home repairs and light construction, while others made be in larger cities helping food banks and the homeless. Our young people are often challenged to reach goals that may seem impossible to them at the outset. They learn to work and live with youth and adults with diverse backgrounds from different parts of the country. Throughout the year, with help from the congregation, the youth work hard to raise the money necessary for participation in this program. Most participants, the adult advisors as well as the young people, find the experience faith-strengthening and deeply rewarding.
Each year, the congregation budgets a portion of pledged income to be donated to various educational and charitable organizations supported by the church. The Board of Outreach is responsible for allocating funds to the receiving organizations.
Several special collections are organized annually by the Board of Outreach. Read about them here..