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Welcome

Thank you for visiting the Westhampton Congregational Church.  Join us each Sunday and stay connected with the church community.

Church services are now being held on-line

Sunday service starts at 10am

Virtual Church Services

 

The info on how to join the worship service can be found in our bulletin.  We look forward to seeing you!

Missed a service? 

Pastor Tadd's Sermons

Take and Eat Program

The Take and Eat ministry is a non-denominational effort that serves elders and home-bound people in need, preparing and delivering weekend meals for up to 100 clients in Easthampton, Southampton, and Westhampton, on the first, third, and forth Saturday of the month.

​​​St. Philip's Episcopal Church and the Westhampton Congregational Church are working together to provide meals on the 4th weekend of every month.  It takes a lot of volunteers and we could use your help!  If you would like to participate it is easy, please review our COVID-19 protocol and then sign up at:  https://tinyurl.com/takeandeat

Read more about Take & Eat

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Witherell Memorial Education Scholarship Fund

Established in 2018 by a bequest from Carol R. Witherell, this fund will provide financial assistance to students of any age seeking education above the secondary level.  To be eligible for a scholarship the applicant must be a resident of Westhampton or an active participant in the life of the Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ, who:

 

is a current high school senior intending to enroll in a post-secondary program or course of study that leads to a degree or a specialized certification in the coming academic year

 

OR

 

is a student already enrolled in a post-secondary program or course of study that leads to a degree or a specialized certification and intends to continue their studies in the coming academic year

OR

 

is a person who has completed high school/GED not currently enrolled in a post-secondary program or course of study but who intends to enroll in a program in the coming academic year.

 

According to the wishes of Ms. Witherell, awards will be based on financial need, school attendance or work history, community involvement, and evidence of serious interest in furthering your education.  While academic standing may be considered, it will not be the primary determining factor of an award.  All applicants and recipients are eligible to reapply in subsequent years, with repeat awards being made at the discretion of the selection committee.  All information submitted in your application will be kept strictly confidential.

 

All Westhampton residents are equally welcome to apply for this scholarship, and there is no expectation of repayment or requirement for involvement with the Westhampton Congregational Church, United Church of Christ. We believe we are called to love our brothers and sisters as God loves us, freely and without reservation. Our unconditional love is inclusive of all people. We denounce acts of discrimination and violence against any person.  As an open and affirming church, we joyfully welcome all people into our community, regardless of faith background, age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnic background, socioeconomic status or physical/mental abilities.

The Kiva Program

Kiva is a non-profit organization which developed a lending platform that facilitates making loans to undeserved individuals all around the globe.  For as little as $25, people can take an active role in helping others.  Kiva is special, because 100% of every dollar lent to the platform can go towards making loans. 

Our program with Kiva is doing great!  So far, we have participated in 18 loans.  6 of these have already been 100% repaid!  This is having a big impact around the globe.  One of our loans helped a baker get ingredients to grow his business, another has helped a weaver get materials to make hammocks to sell.  Other loans have assisted fishermen and farmers.  If you would like to learn more about the folks we are helping, please take a moment and visit our program page: https://tinyurl.com/wc-kiva 

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Winter Food Bank

Mondays & Wednesdays 5PM - 8PM

Fridays 11am - 2PM

Saturdays 9AM- 4pm

The food pantry is stocked with items for breakfast, lunch and dinnerAnyone needing food is welcome to come during our hours of operation.  Please wear a mask while at the Food Bank. 

 

The food bank is located in the church kitchen at the back of the church.  When open, the doors will be unlocked.  The pantry is anonymous and self-serve.  Come; take what you need.  Non-perishables are on the counter and items that need to be kept cool are in the fridge/freezer.

Masks are required and only one household is allowed to enter the pantry at a time.  To better serve you, please fill out our log and request sheets. 

 

Those looking to donate to the food pantry may do so during the hours that the pantry is open or during off hours, food may be dropped off at the Miller's (7 Stage Rd).  Perishable food should be placed in the fridge or freezer. 

To keep our food bank running, we need volunteers to help open and close the pantry.  Those interested in helping can sign up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0544ada82ba5ff2-food 

Here is the document on how to open and close the pantry:  Food Pantry Procedures

 

If you have any questions regarding the food bank or have a specific need, you can call the church at (413) 527-4204 and someone will get back to you.  Thank you to all those that help us provide this service to the community. 

Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ

1 Tob Rd.

Westhampton, MA 01027
westhamptonchurchucc@comcast.net

Tel: 413-527-4204

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