Columbus House Meals
Shop, cook, or serve with us: SGC provides and serves dinner once a month, on the 4th Thursday at this New Haven shelter for people who are homeless. Contact Amy Lynn or the office.
For a week each winter, Spring Glen Church serves as an overflow shelter for 12 men from Columbus House. You can cook and serve dinner, provide evening fellowship and conversation, provide overnight assistance, or cook breakfast.
Food Collection for the Hamden Food Bank
Food is received every week (but especially on Communion Sundays, the first Sunday of the month) for the Hamden Food Bank, or Dunbar Davenport, or other partner organizations depending on the need. There is also a container for cash offerings on the food box in the narthex.
Various collections for food items and supplies
Several times during the year collections are coordinated for food items, pet food, diapers and other supplies to help support the Town of Hamden and various soup kitchens and food pantries. Please check the entry way regularly to see how you can help.
Backpacks, Holiday Gifts, Spring Baskets, Household Items
Working with The Town of Hamden Youth Services and Covenant to Care, we donate essential items to families in need. We also sponsor an apartment through Christian Community Action and help families living in the various shelters and housing offerings run by both Columbus House and New Reach (formerly New Haven Home Recovery).
Habitat for Humanity
SGC is a premier sponsor of the Sleeping Giant Build initiatives and helps to build one home at a time in the Greater New Haven area. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Arnie Cary or Richard Davis
Service & Learning Training Trips are a great way to get out of our bubble, service your proverbial neighbor, and learn more about the inequities of the world both locally and globally. Past trips have included: Boston, Washington DC, Appalachia, New Orleans, Puerto Rico, and Oaxaca Mexico.
Interfaith Blood Drive
Twice yearly (February and June) blood drives jointly sponsored by SCG and Temple Beth Sholom (1809 Whitney Avenue) at alternating sites.