You may have recently seen, on social media, the “The Friends” of the Friendship Service Center FEED FOR 50 campaign.  The campaign assists the shelter, as well as local restaurants, during this pandemic.  The following is what a sponsorship will buy:

$25- Helps with snacks, juice and water

$50- Breakfast from area restaurants for 25 people

$100- Dinner meal from area restaurants for 25 people

In the past, we have made donations of $500 to Disaster Relief efforts in other parts of the country and world.  We think now would be a good time for us to donate to our own disaster response efforts.  Don and Joyce A, co-chairs of Missions and Congregational Life, proposed that Missions make a $500 Sponsorship donation to the FSC Feed for 50 campaign and this was approved.  This donation will go directly to Gerry in the kitchen to use as he sees fit.  They are serving many more meals now, and all are “to go”.

People can sponsor a meal for residents during the COVID-19 crisis by going into one of the following restaurants directly . . . My Wife Didn’t Cook, MoFongo Restaurant, McDonald’s, Sweetwater Juice Bar and Deli, The Firemen, Peppino’s and Popeyes.  They can tell the staff they want to participate in the “Feed for 50” program and pay at the restaurant.  They can also donate by making a check out to the Friendship Center, attention: Feed for 50 Campaign, mailing it to PO Box 1896, New Britain CT 06050-1896, and the money will be used to buy the meals.  On-line donations can be made by going to the donation website at


Thank you to all who sent in donations for Sneaker Sunday, on May 3rd; a total of $165.00 was collected to support the Friendship Service Center.

Missions & Congregational Life

EASTER SPECIAL MISSION OFFERING . . . The Missions and Congregational Life working group had designated that the Easter Offering would be used to buy gift cards to local restaurants and to donate meals to hospital and emergency workers at the Hospital of Central CT.­­ Thank you to all who supported this mission, a total of $75.00 was collected.


Senior Transportation Services Inc. is a charitable organization in New Britain, Connecticut, with an office here at First Church.  They provide very low cost rides to seniors in the New Britain area, to doctor’s appointments.  Please contact Nancy Morrisey, 860- 224-7117, for more information.