“A Christmas Carol” was a huge success!
Many thanks to Kim Tenreiro, whose one man show of “A Christmas Carol” was a huge success! The show was in our historic chapel, and benefitted Light Hill Comfort Care Home and our Historic Building Preservation Fund. Over the past 10 years, Kim’s one-man show has generated over $93,000.00 for the charities that have hosted. Here is Kim during his performance:
Our Salvation Army Bell ringers this season who rang in some holiday cheer:
The 2 Barbs! Kathy and Barb The Tenreiros
The First Congregational Church also supports many local and international missions including:
The Gleaners Community Kitchen opened in February of 1987 with a mission: to serve healthy meals, free of charge, to those in need, no questions asked, no one denied. They serve about 55 meals each day, more than 12,000 annually! With the generous support of local grocery stores, restaurants, service organizations and individuals, they will continue to provide meals for many years to come. Gleaners Kitchen also has a community garden and greenhouse to help supply the meals for those in need.
Light Hill provides a loving, compassionate, peaceful home for the terminally ill. Their welcoming home will affirm and support life, hope, and meaning for all who enter: guests approaching the final stages of life, their families, visitors, staff and our many volunteers.
Family Promise’s mission is to “unite the faith community, volunteer organizations and existing agencies in Ontario County to provide a pathway for homeless children and their families to secure reliable housing and self-sufficiency.”
The What If? Foundation invests in the future of Haitian children living in poverty. They work in close partnership with the grassroots organization Na Rive to deliver food, education, and community support programs that are transforming lives in the Ti Plas Kazo community of Port-au-Prince, and beyond. Information can be found at: https://whatiffoundation.org/
First Congregational Church of Canandaigua is a member of the United Church of Christ.
For more information on Social Action and Social Justice, please visit the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ’s website:
National Social Action information can also be found at: