130 West Main St. • Plainville, CT 06062


Our Missions

The Congregational Church of Plainville, UCC Missions

Global Missions

One Great Hour of Sharing

The Annual ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING, which is received during Lent, allows the United Church of Christ, along with partner churches through-out the world to respond immediately whenever disaster strikes.  Natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes and tornadoes, as well as man-made situations, such as wars and bombings are all covered under the funds collected from OGHS.  Refuges and survivors of disasters are provided with essentials of daily living, wherever in the world they are.

Church World Service

Since its formation in 1957, the United Church of Christ has worked with Church World Service (founded in 1946) to accomplish more together than it could alone, joining hearts and resources to create a tradition of help and a legacy of hope.

When disaster strikes, Church World Service is the primary agency through which the UCC gives support for relief and recovery efforts. This assistance may take the form of winterized family tents for Pakistani earthquake survivors, food packages and tankers full of water for displaced people in violence-torn Darfur, Sudan, or long-term recovery assistance for families affected by hurricanes, tornados, or flooding across the U.S.

Strengthen the Church

Faithfully Building the Body of Christ

Supports church growth and leadership development in the conferences and through the national offices of Local Church Ministries. Received annually on Pentecost Sunday.

Neighbors in Need

Justice and Compassion Like a Mighty Stream Supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including ministry carried out by the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM) and by the national offices of Justice and Witness Ministries. Received annually on World Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of October.

The Christmas Fund

Remembering Those Who Serve Our Church  

Provides financial aid to retired and active ministers and their surviving spouses and children who face overwhelming financial demands, a ministry carried out by the Pension Boards. Received annually on the Sunday before Christmas.

Local Missions

Covenant to Care

We support our Covenant to Care Social Worker by providing Easter Baskets, Back-to-School backpacks, and a Christmas Wish Tree Gift to the children that she serves.

Plainville Food Pantry

The Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc. is a non-profit outreach agency that provides food, energy assistance, clothing, crisis intervention and referral services to individuals in need.

Plainville Fuel Bank

Emergency Energy Assistance/Fuel Bank:

Emergency energy assistance is available to Plainville and other area residents who are in financial crisis and who have exhausted all other resources. 

If you need energy assistance between November 1 and April 14, contact the Bristol Community Organization (BCO) located at 55 South Street, Bristol, CT 06010, Phone (860) 582-7490. If you cannot speak with a representative, leave a message with your name and phone number. They will contact you promptly.

If you are currently a resident of Plainville and have exhausted all other fuel and energy, contact the Plainville Community Food Pantry at (860) 747-1919.

More information can be found on the Plainville Food Pantry’s website: http://www.thefoodpantry.net

Prudence Crandall

Prudence Crandall Center will:

Provide caring support, beneficial information and individual advocacy to women, men and children who are victims of domestic violence
Provide emergency shelter to women and their children who are victims of domestic violence
Educate our community to reduce and ultimately eliminate domestic violence

To find out more information about this organization, please visit their website at:

Prudence Crandall Center for Women

St. Philip House

~ an open door to supportive housing and AIDS prevention education since 1989.

St. Philip House is not a single place. In fact, it is best described as a doorway to an improved life. St. Philip House is a multi-faceted program that addresses the housing and social service needs of people whose lives have been touched by HIV/AIDS in the Central Connecticut area.

To find out more information, visit their website at http://www.stphiliphouse.org/