Serving our Local Communities

Embrace Grace

The mission of Embrace Grace is to inspire and equip the church to love girls who are single and pregnant, while choosing to support them as they make a decision that is Pro-Life and Pro-Love. Whether they choose to parent or to bless another family with adoption, Embrace Grace becomes a support system for them as they begin their journey.

There are 12 weekly sessions, plus two events  -  Princess Day and a Baby Shower.  The sessions will cover topics like: rejecting fears and lies; identity and self-worth; hearing God;  Holy Spirit-led decision making, forgiveness,  and embracing God’s beautiful gift of grace.

There are many ways to participate...

Pray for: 

  • The young pregnant ladies (Blooms) that they come to know Jesus and the fullness of God’s love and provision
  • Those who will be leading 
  • The ministry


Embrace Grace by connecting with folks you know in churches, schools, towns, and networking on social media.


Plan now to attend our special events and lend your gifts and talents.

For more details and to get involved please contact Veronica Trudel: (




To love the international students at UConn and support ICF in their mission.

Service: Prepare a dish that serves 5-10 people. No pork please. Spicy foods, fruit and desserts are always appreciated! Please put in a disposable container and deliver it to the chapel between 5:45pm and 6:20pm. You are also welcome to stay and get to know the students.

When: We serve on the even months, on the third Friday

Location: St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel, 45 North Eagleville Rd, Storrs, CT

Contact: Veronica Trudel

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Friendship Soup Kitchen

Mission: To love those seeking help at Friendship Kitchen.

Service: We serve by setting up for dinner, preparing and serving dinner and cleaning up afterwards. We also spend time with those coming in for a meal to encourage them in God's love.

When: We serve on the odd months, on the third Friday. Set-up at 3:30pm, Serve dinner at 5:30pm and Clean up at 6:30pm.

Location: St. John's Episcopal Church, 12 Rector Street, East Hartford, CT

Contact: Tina French

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3rd Thursdays Outreach

Mission: To love those attending the Street Fest in Willimantic.

Service: We serve by setting up a booth where people can receive encouragement, prayer, healing, a prophetic word and most importantly, an encounter with God's love.

When: The 3rd Thursdays of the month, May through September, 6:00 - 8:00pm.

Location: Main Street, Willimantic, CT

Contact: Veronica Trudel (

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12 Baskets

Mission: To minister to our neighbors in the local community.

Service:  We provide support for the Tolland Food Pantry through collection of non-perishable items.

When:  Monthly designation of needed items can be found in the River's Current and in the Missions Cafe.

Location: Items may be deposited in the large basket near the sound booth marked 12 Baskets.

Contact: Mike Bobey