First Church of Christ UCC in Sandwich Mass. is Mission:1.
The church started the Mission:1 campaign on Oct. 2, NIN Sunday and the new Pastor’s first Sunday with the congregation. The idea was to collect at least 111 food items for two area food pantries each week through Nov. 20, with a total goal of least 1,111 food items. A different food is collected each week, depending on what the food pantry requests. With two weeks to go the church has already collected a total of 904 items!!
The campaign has been so successful the church school classes have decided to continue the campaign throughout the school year. In fact one of the teens suggested the church should be should be thinking bigger – and we have added 50 turkeys to be given to the food pantry.