Our Canaan Congregational Church participates in a variety of local and wider mission activities. The congregation typically responds generously throughout the year to the following wider mission offerings: The United Church of Christ’s One Great Hour of Sharing (March); Church World Service’s Blanket Sunday (June); and the United Church of Christ’s Neighbors in Need (November).
We also take special offerings and donate to groups in response to emergency situations such as natural disasters, refugee needs or political upheaval and mass shootings.
The congregation regularly supports multiple local missions. These include the Chatham Area Silent Pantry, which receives donations from the church throughout the year; and School Supplies Weekend, which we support during the months of September and October.
Each year in December we sponsor an Adopt-a-Family appeal—brightening the Christmas of a family in need in our community. Often, we coordinate this activity with another local support organization such as Canaan’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
Annually, we provide monetary support to organizations such as the Canaan Protective Fire Company, Canaan Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Columbia-Greene Domestic Violence, the Chatham Area Silent Pantry, Columbia Opportunities, Charlie’s Pantry, and the Lebanon Valley Protective Association, all valuable contributors to our community.