Jesus said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28: 18-20
Following the teaching of Jesus, to take the Word into the entire world, we continue to spread the Good News of Christ, always seeking to let others know of the joy that comes from the Lord. We implement this focus by making worship the central focus of our community of faith. We put a strong emphasis on mission as it is expressed in our support of various social mission and justice ministries. We encourage members to participate in education and growth ministries that emphasize spirituality and servant leadership.
Some recent mission ministries: In 2009 and 2010, church members volunteered at Mission at the Eastward in Maine, spending a week in this longstanding work camp. A number of church members support the important work of A Place to Turn. Our junior youth class volunteered to rake local yards in a project coordinated through the Natick Service Council. We are in the early stages of planning 2011's trip to MATE. Join us!
In addition to supporting the hundreds of missionaries sent out by the Presbyterian Church USA, our church has independently supported the construction of a church in Brazil.
Because there is a large immigrant population in MetroWest, we are particularly involved with outreach to that community. As a result, we have members who are from Brazil, Cameroon and Nigeria. In addition, countries represented in our fellowship include Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Japan, and Canada.
A Place to Turn is an independent food pantry serving the MetroWest. While it is not a program of the Church, it is located on the Church property and is heavily supported with the volunteer efforts of many members of Hartford Street Church. A Place to Turn provides food, clothing and household items to those who need them. They are always looking for volunteers, food and funds. Hours are:
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Director: Joanne Barry
Ph: (508) 655-8868