First Congregational Church of Hopkinton Donates Over 6 Tons of
Goods & Materials to Local Charities
5, 2007 – At the conclusion of the 6 week ‘Feeding with 5,000’
campaign, First Congregational Church of Hopkinton (FCCH)
collected and distributed 13,701 lbs (6.2 tons) of food and
household items to local charities. The initial goal of 5,000
lbs was far exceeded by the generosity of the church family and
the Hopkinton community.
“I'm just blown away by the congregation's response,” states Dr.
Michael Laurence, Senior Pastor of FCCH. “Our church truly cares
about making a difference in the lives of people. We wanted to
help the people who needed it most and encourage the people who
lead these organizations. I think we met both of those goals.”
Each week, over 2,000 lbs was collected and delivered within 36
hours to the following local charities: Walking in Light
Ministry, Hopkinton Food Pantry, Project Just Because, Salvation
Army, Holliston Food Pantry Shelf, Serenity House, South
Middlesex Opportunity Council, The Bridge House, and New England
Dream Center. (For more information on these ministries, please
contact First Congregational Church of Hopkinton.)
“Thank you for the overwhelming amount of food and paper goods
delivered to us,” said Sylvia Stickney, Volunteer Director of
the Holliston Pantry Shelf. “You brought us items most needed,
almost as if you read our weekly grocery list.”
In additional to drop offs on Sunday mornings, contributions
came in from many different places. The FCCH Youth Group
collected 500 lbs from the community as part of the 30-Hour
Famine (an event sponsored by World Vision, an international
youth movement to fight hunger). Donations were also accepted
during the Kids Choir Musical on March 17th, and the management
of BJ’s Wholesale Warehouse generously donated 2 gift cards that
were used to purchase food.
“We can’t thank you enough for what you have done for our
charity,” commented Cherylann Lambert Walsh, President and
Founder of Project Just Because. “The food contribution was
unbelievable. The shelving and all the extra help from your
parishioners to get this ready for us is very much appreciated.
It’s all of us working together that makes this Project what it
First Congregational Church of Hopkinton would like to thank
everyone who participated in the event by generously donating
goods to people in need and the 73 volunteers who sorted, packed
and delivered the items. FCCH extends special thanks the
campaign organizers: Melissa Aulds, Ron Sebastian, Natalie
Crosier, and Rick Mansfield.
About First Congregational Church of Hopkinton
The First Congregational Church of Hopkinton (FCCH) is a
thriving non-denominational Christian church whose members come
from many towns in Boston's Metrowest area.
FCCH is built upon the commitment to love God, love people, and
help everyone become a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. We meet
each Sunday morning for two services at 9:00 AM and 10:45AM at
our beautifully expanded facility.
Congregational Church of Hopkinton