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Prospect Congregational Church, UCC

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: “They have been saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?’” – Mark 16:3 The mission of our church shall be to promote faith, discipleship, justice and peace on earth; and to bear witness to the rolling away of the stone of worldly darkness, to let the light of His resurrection shine upon ourselves, and our fellowship. As He has rolled away the stone for us, so let us roll away the stone of worldly darkness for those around us, letting the light of His resurrection shine upon them as it shines upon us and our fellowship.

Target demographics: No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!

Direct beneficiaries per year: Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries (GWIM) with monthly meals

Geographic areas served: The local and greater Waterbury area

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very friendly church. Does a lot for the homeless community in Waterbury i

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very welcoming and friendly. My son was baptized there and he likes the church nursery. We enjoy the services and community events that the church is involved in.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Prospect Congregational Church is a great place. It is my family's second home. We are very involved with our church. My son and I teach Sunday School. My husband and I serve on various boards. We love helping out on casserole Sundays as a family. That is when we help make sandwiches or food for the homeless shelter. Our church always has some cause we dedicated our time to. We are trying to make this world a better place anyway we can and Prospect Congregational Church is there with us leading the way.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am not a member of this church, however I have attended a number of events at the church, including tag sales, tea parties, their annual Christmas bazaar, concerts and many of their delicious dinners. I have always found everyone welcoming and it's even more inviting since they added an elevator a few years ago.

1 Sam C.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of Prospect Congregational Church for four years, soon to be five. I have grown up in this church and it has shaped my personality and my morals to be focused more on the community, and what I'm putting out instead of what I'm getting back. Countless times members of this church worked in soup kitchens for all holidays and all occasions. This church and it's members have put efforts towards hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, research for children's cancer through St. Baldrick's, and have donated millions of food items and dollars to homeless relief efforts around the area. "Dedication" is a simple understatement. This congregation is so successful as a nonprofit because of how much time, work, and love goes into every action carried out by the members. I myself have seen the impact on the community; visitors have come for Sunday worship after attending benefit concerts, dinners, tea parties, paint nights, and so many other various and innovative events to help people who need it more than us. I am proud to say that I have clocked in over 300 hours of community service with this church because of the amount of diverse opportunities that they offer every week. Prospect Congregational Church is my home, and where anyone can come to find love, and learn how to love.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This has always been my church,whether or not I am a faithful attendee or a wandered off lamb of God.no matter how long I stayed away I always am welcomed back with open arms and hearts.The beautiful style of the Sanctuary always makes your heart feel it is at home again

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a member of this church since 1965 and my children and grandchildren were raised and married in this church. For many years I participated on boards and committees and enjoy the support and love given by my fellow parishioners. If you are looking for a community church where everyone knows your name, this is a place for you.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a former board member and worshipper at the church, I have seen first hand the commitment to our membership and the community at large. Helping people of the community through Greater Waterbury in Missions, Habitat for Humanity, Youth Sleepout for the Homeless, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for the needy, Monthly Meals for the soup kitchen, support for the Prospect Fuel Fund and Prospect Food Bank just to name a few. It is a group of compassionate, caring and giving people who love to welcome new guests and members. Our newest project is putting in an elevator to further assist our current disabled members to fully participate in the life of the church and to encourage others to come and worship with us on Sunday. Blessings to you all. Judy Niatopsky

Sandi

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a member of this church since 1969. I was away from the church for a period of time after several moves but came back to the church after a loss in my life. I was welcomed back as if I had never been away. I am very active in this "Church on the Hill" and I am very proud to be a member of this community of faith. I am happy to provide my time, talents and treasure and appreciate all of the efforts this church makes in the wider community not just within the walls of our own church. Our outreach to the homeless and under privileged is evident in all we do, from homeless awareness to our casserole ministry and the many world wide missions we are involved with. This is a place for me... It could be a place for you!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been a member of this church my whole life. I will turn 61 in December 2012. As a baby, my mom brought me to what was then called Cradle Roll. Many moms and children gathered to get to know one another and it was a great experience for all involved. Over the years, I remained active and held many offices within the church. I now serve as the Financial Secretary after the former secretary gave up the position because of the computer age. She has since passed away and is sorely missed by our whole congregation. We are a very, very active church and are in the process of trying to raise funds in order to install a handicap lift mechanism to make our church available to everyone!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Prospect Congregational Church members are very active in local missions, feeding the soup kitchen monthly with casseroles and sandwiches, habitat for humanity volunteers in building their 3rd house. Reaching out with out mitten tree every Christmas. Helping the Greater Waterbury Interfaith with Christmas presents, clothes for the needy. Recently reaching out to ACTS-4 and donating warm coats, gloves etc.
Our youth group works very hard at raising the awareness of the needy with their annual winter weekend overnight in the cold raising money, canned goods, and winter coats. We have an active monthly dinner for the local community to join us as one of our "fun"d raisers. We preach the word of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Come and join us. Our Sunday evening service is full of praise, singing and sharing communion. Our Sunday morning service is also full of praise, singing and fellowship.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of this church since 1965 and have experienced quite a bit since I've joined. The church is a very active church and involved in a great deal of outreach programs. Our Missions Board is always active and seeking out other organizations to help. Although our membership may be low, the members who are involved put a great deal of their time and efforts into making it the best little church on the hill in Prospect, Connecticut. I have served in many capacities over the years and wouldn't think of attending any other church.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Working with the volunuteers of this church to feed the hungry of the greater Waterbury area is a spirit-filled experience. All ages from young children to our senior population, in fellowship with one another, work hard to feed as many as 300 people at the soup kitchen provided by GWIM. It is an awesome shared time that means as much to the people who are hungry as it does to the people who prepare the meal. I praise God for this church!