Missions and Outreach
Our mission is to serve and honor Christ in the world through our service and the service of our congregation. We meet needs that God calls us to outside our church walls: in the local area, within the US and abroad. The Mission and Outreach committee organizes the projects that God lays before us and provides opportunities for the congregants to become involved.
We pray that through our service those we serve meet Christ or grow in their relationship with him.
Ministry Co-Chairs: Bob Mocarsky and Pat Mocarsky
Operation Christmas Child
by Samaritan's Purse International Relief is one of the ministries Pilgrim Covenant Church supports.
Granby, Southwick and Westfield Food Banks
Pilgrim Covenant Church takes collections for non-perishable food items for the local food banks. Non-perishable food items can be brought to the church at any time.
Westfield Soup Kitchen
Pilgrim Covenant Church supplies meals to the soup kitchen. Watch for the sign-up poster in Jackson Hall to see what foods are needed and sign-up for volunteers. Cash donations can be given to David Willoughby. Food must be in church kitchen by 2:00pm on the Monday the church provides the meal.
Covenant World Relief
Covenant World Relief has been the Evangelical Covenant Church’s response to human suffering and injustice in the world for more than 60 years.
KICY Covenant Radio Station
Our annual care package of chocolates, coffees and nuts are collected and sent to Covenant radio station KICY in Nome, Alaska. KICY broadcasts the Good News of Jesus Christ into Alaska and Russia. In addition we participate in 100% Sunday by inviting the congregants to donate $1.00 each to support this mission.
This year (2018) we were able to ship 23lbs of selected goodies to the 7 staff members at KICY radio station. In addition $69.25 was raised for postage and $220.00 was given in support of the station's operating budget.
Annual "Hope Totes" initiative for the Springfield Rescue Mission saw the collection of many overflowing boxes of toiletries.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Red Cross Blood Drive was organized and held at Pilgrim Covenant Church. Many pints of blood were collect.
International Potluck Feast for Charity
An Annual International Potluck Feast was held on May 12th. Iwas attended by 50 people and featured the Springfield Rescue Mission. The mission that provides care and shelter for homeless men. A donation was taken after the dinner that went to the Mission.
Crisis Pregnancy "Baby Bottle Fundraiser"
Starting on Mother's Day and ending on Father's Day. Baby bottle are given to congregants to fill with change and returned to the church. The money is delivered to help the unborn and their mother's at the Crisis Center.
New England Seafarer's Mission
In September a group of volunteers from PCC went to Boston for the day to the New England Searfarer's Mission to help staff. This is a Christian organization that meets practical needs- sending money, using a computer, making phone calls and making purchases at a small store for about 165 cruise ship workers.
Various work days are were held over this year for the purpose continuing to renovate the house that shelters abused women and their children.
Crisis Pregnancy "Baby Clothes Collection"
In December baby clothes were collected for the the babies born at the Crisis Pregnancy Center.