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“What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has not works? Can his faith save him? If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, and one of you says to them, “God in peace, Be Warmed and Filled” without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit? So faith by itself, if it has not work, is dead” James 2:14-17
Our Works: The Outreach Committee, with the members of our congregation, participates in: The Annual Bowl-2-Benefit Fundraiser for Domestic Violence Services Three large collections of food for the Oxford/Seymour Foodbank and we maintain a food box in our church Narthex Maintain a collection box to support our veterans where we receive donations of plying cards, stationary, candy, games, puzzles, books, socks, t-shirts among other things for our veterans at the Psych Ward of the West Haven VA hospital.
We have church members who participate in separate events to help raise money for charities in our community such as The Relay for Life The Walk against Hunger The Griffin Cancer Center 5K Walk
At Christmas time each year, the committee marks a special “White Gift” Sunday where members of the congregation donate toys which are brought to the local TEAM Toys for Tots location for needy children in our area.
The Outreach Committee of the Seymour Congregational Church is grateful for the generosity of our church family. Whether it be time, funds or items needed for special collections.
Together with the minister, the Diaconate leads the spiritual life of the church and its members. The Diaconate is responsible for our worship services, new membership, pulpit supply in the absence of our minister, and advises and assists our minister.
Effort in this regard may not be easily recognized. But the fact is that much discussion and planning is expended by all fourteen deacons of our church at our Diaconate meetings, to provide enriching spiritual care in our services, our fellowship, and our outreach. The laying on hands for healing services, the prayer shawl ministry and the small changes made in or for our communion service hopefully create an atmosphere of spiritual comfort and renewal.
Christian Education Committee
For the Christian Education Committee, it is important that our children understand the meaning of God and our faith. We do this through our teaching of Christian education and with worship. We pride ourselves on providing age appropriate curriculum to our children that is taught by selfless, warm, and enthusiastic individuals. Our Christian Education teachers volunteer their time to ensure that we are giving our children a strong spiritual base with good moral values by teaching them to pray and practice their faith.