January Monthly Mission
UCC Pakistan Emergency Appeal
Peace Dale Congregational Church supports both local and global initiatives and missions. PDCC leads the way in both Green Energy and Social Justice Needs.
Peace Dale Dinner Table delivers 170+ well-balanced meals twice a week to local community residents. Peace Dale Congregational Church prepares and distributes meals on Wednesday and St. Vincent de Paul prepares and distributes meals on Friday. This mission is handled entirely by volunteers.
If you wish to volunteer, please contact the Peace Dale Church Office.
Local Crisis Fund
During difficult times, many individuals, families, and small businesses in our area experience financial hardships. With the support of some very generous donations, Peace Dale Congregational Church has established a Local Crisis Fund to offer assistance. Anyone experiencing financial difficulty is encouraged to apply to the Church to be considered for a grant from this fund. All information on applicants is totally confidential.
Pumpkins with a Purpose
Welcome House of South County has provided emergency and transitional housing to homeless individuals & families from our local area for almost 30 years. They run a daily soup kitchen which is open to the public. Every October PDCC sponsors a pumpkin sale at the church. A tractor trailer load of pumpkins, grown on an Indian Reservation, are delivered to the church and sold throughout the month of October. The church gets 35% of the money from the sales and 100% of any donations. We have been able to collect and donate an average of $10,000 to Welcome House each year.
Our mission extends globally through our work with the Rhode Island Conference United Church of Christ (RICUCC) and our gifts to United Church of Christ (UCC) Global Ministries. Examples include supporting Afghan refugees, disaster ministry response, and collecting supplies and assembling Church World Service School and Hygiene Kits.
The Social Justice committee works on many issues that arise in our Community -- currently focusing on the major problem of housing in South County, meeting with other churches and the town on upcoming efforts.
SAFE PLAYGROUNDS: We are also working with HOPE Is On The Horizon to provide a safe place for children to play. This effort will take down the playgrounds at Champagne Heights and Fournier Estates, and build back a safe and enjoyable place for children to gather and play in their own backyards.
Each month, PDCC focuses support on an agency or program serving the local community. Monthly Missions have included Habitat for Humanity of South County, PDCC's Local Crisis Fund, Jonnycake Center, and the Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County.