Every Sunday morning, usually beginning one hour prior to the start of worship, we offer a cup of coffee, cocoa, or lemonade and a granola bar on the portico at the Meeting House. People from all walks of life enjoy the kindness and genuine Christian hospitality showed by our church members.
Center Church is strategically located at the heart of the City of Hartford and each Sunday, volunteers from churches, synagogues and community organizations come together to cook a hot meal for our neighbors in the city who are food insecure. Whether it is raining or snowing, cold or warm, we open our dining hall at the lower level of the Church House and serve as many as 90 dinners each Sunday. If you and your family; your faith community or downtown office staff would like to make a difference by preparing and serving dinner on a Sunday afternoon, please contact Carrie Howe, Sunday Meal Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to learn more!
Read to Succeed is an adult literacy program that has been in operation for over thirty years. It is a thriving organization that operates in the Church House’s Warburton Room several days a week.
Hands on Hartford (formerly Center City Churches) provides social services to the most vulnerable and needy residents of Hartford. Center Church members assist the MANNA program of Hands on Hartford by making contributions of food, clothing, and money. Center Church members also tutor students at Betances School and, when called to service, join together with other Hands on Hartford partners for larger community-wide days of service.
The annual Walk Against Hunger benefits the larger region-wide efforts of Foodshare, Inc. Held the first Sunday in May, Center Church’s walkers and their sponsors see their monies go directly to the MANNA program of Hands on Hartford.
Center Church is an active member of The Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA), a faith-based organization launched in 2019. GHIAA builds relational power within and across diverse communities of faith to address social justice issues in and beyond our local community. To find out more about their action campaigns and see stories of their successes, please visit the GHIAA website at https://cljct.org/ghiaa/.
Committed to invest in education and to provide families with the tools to build stronger communities, Center Church supports the mission and vision of Family Life Education and its work with gang- involved teens, single mothers, substance-using individuals who are coming from poverty and violence-ridden areas in Hartford.
True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. The organization trains more than 2400 people annually, organizes the largest LGBT youth conference in the country with more than 2000 attendees and manages the state’s only LGBT mentoring program. Center Church shares True Colors commitment to end discrimination against gay teens and to welcome them into the life of a caring and nurturing faith community.