Serving the Community & Beyond
To form a core part of our identity and commitment at Second Congregational Church Palmer we reach out beyond our own church walls. We connect with people in our town through service projects and activities.
Our thrift shop “The Church Caboose,” is open Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It provides people with reasonably priced clothing and household items. Donations of gently used clothing, household goods, and other items are always accepted.
We host Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, as well as Al-Anon and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, home school group, and the Highlander Bagpipers.
We collect items for homeless shelters, back to school items, immediate community needs that may arise, and special offerings for disaster relief.
We host other events for the community as they arise.
We take monetary collections for UCC global support initiatives.
We are a community of Christians that cares for one another in word and deed.
Duffle Bags & Worry Eaters
One of recent mission projects was for “Help Our Kids” – a local non-profit organization providing foster children with personal items, duffle bags, musical instruments or sports equipment. Often, foster kids are placed into foster care with no suitcases, and sometimes with only plastic bags. Our handmade duffle bags act as a substitute. The “worry eaters” are a fun way for children to remove their worries by feeding them, through the zipper, into the worry eater.
Through our participation and financial support of our denomination, the United Church of Christ, we reach out to people and communities in need all across the world.