Mission Work

Our Mission Committee provides for the needy in our community and beyond.


Our Mission Committee has been supporting the Dorcas International Refugee Resettlement Project in Providence, RI.  We have helped several refugee families from Syria over the past 5 years plus one family from the Congo.  Congregation volunteers purchase all the items needed to fully outfit the apartment, which has been found by Dorcas. We purchase pots, pans, bedding, linens, cleaning and cooking supplies, and more. Then a  team heads to the Providence area, where the refugee apartments are usually located. We completely clean and set up the apartment so it is ready to move in.  Often our quilting group, Sew Good Souls, has given their hand-made quilts to be used in the apartment.

Sew Good Souls

Our mission Sew Good Souls brings our hands and hearts together in Rhode Island, allowing us to reach people around the globe.

In past years we have focused on several national and international projects including:

Dress a Girl Around the World (DAG)

We make sundresses that will be sent, through various mission projects to those in need.  DAG is a program within Hope 4 Women International that has been serving women and girls at risk since 2008.

Quilts without Borders





We make quilts for adults and children in need, especially orphans living in under-served areas of the world where the warmth of a quilt is needed at night. More than 153 million children in the world today have lost one or both parents. Quilts Without Borders has delivered thousands of quilts in America and around the world.

Other local mission support

The Church also supports several local food pantries including Westerly’s Jonnycake Center the WARM Shelter,  Westerly’s homeless shelter;  and South County Habitat for Humanity.   We send work teams once a month to a Habitat project as well as donate funds.  In 2023, we held a concert at our church to raise money for Habitat for Humanity .

National Work

Over the years we have organized many work teams for mission trips. Our work has been interrupted in the aftermath of the Covid epidemic but we plan to resume.

In 2019, we sent a team of 19 people to New Bern, North Carolina  to do Hurricane Recovery work with Fuller Housing.

The group stayed in a large church with several other groups. The church where they stayed sustained over a million dollars in damage, but they still open their doors to welcome work teams every week and provide supper for the workers each day. Our team is grateful for the volunteers of that Church, as well as for the work God provided to help several families in New Bern. 

Along with the work we did in North Carolina, we took 20 quilts our quilters made to be distributed amongst those who lost so much in the hurricane.

In 2018 we traveled to Houston to help with rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey.

In 2017, 2016 and 2014, groups of middle and high school students and adult leaders traveled to Maine to repair a summer camp for low-income kids. In the past our volunteers have also traveled to Mississippi, New Orleans and Florida to help repair after hurricanes.

We are always looking for new members. Do you have skills to share? Do you have a heart for the needy? We need you!