We believe that St. Paul’s is more than a church — it’s also a Community Center. AA Chapters meet Mondays and Saturdays in the Undercroft. Our space has been used by both Girl Scouts and Cub Scout Packs. Girl Scout and Boy Scout Sundays are recognized every year in our services. We work in conjunction with Boy Scout Troop #29 to recycle Christmas trees each January. Donations are earmarked for the Litchfield Community Fuel Bank. Six times each year, teams from St. Paul’s Church serve lunch on a Saturday to the homeless at the Torrington Area Soup Kitchen. Benefit concerts, food drives and coat drives are held regularly to support our local relief agencies as well as supply funds to Haiti and other countries through the Episcopal Diocesan Relief Fund.
Torrington Soup Kitchen
Six times each year, teams from St. Paul’s Church serve lunch on a Saturday to the homeless at the Torrington Area Soup Kitchen. The Soup Kitchen has been serving meals to people from the surrounding communities since 1983.
Litchfield Children’s Fund
Every fall St. Paul’s collects hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, and other winter wear and donates the collections to the Litchfield Children’s Fund. These donations are then distributed through the school system to help less fortunate children prepare for the winter.
Pennies from Heaven
Pennies from Heaven is a charity collection that creates a fund to be used in any way needed for local help. These uses can include donations to individuals who cannot afford heating oil for the winter, or other financial needs.
Bishop’s Fund for Children
An annual appeal goes out to all members of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut to raise funds for children. The Bishop’s Fund for Children was established in 1994 by the Rt. Rev. Clarence Coleridge. It was created to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by children at risk in Connecticut. This fund provides the opportunity for local parishes around the state to support social programs in urban, rural and suburban neighborhoods. The children of our congregation champion this drive each Advent season.