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Missionary Department

“If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my  
servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.”   John 12:26

The City Missionary is a quintessential ministry of the First Church of the Living God (hereby referenced as First Church).  This ministry provides the opportunity to serve the members of the church as well as people of the immediate neighborhood & Greater Hartford community, the fundamental necessities for self preservation and well being during their everyday life journey.

Jesus said, “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?  Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” 
Matthew 25:35-37, 40b

One of life’s greatest spiritual graces is to serve one’s fellow man.  As we understand that all of us are called to serve one another, the intent of such a ministry (as the City Missionary) is to facilitate the practice of having a hands-on policy to create avenues to help people.  Here at First Church, we are all helpers when it comes to this ministry, However, there are those who are especially gifted in the area of hospitality.  These individuals assist in creating a team of volunteers to keep the congregation moving & volunteering to meet the needs of the people.  Benevolent acts include feeding the hungry while utilizing our food pantry, as well as visiting the sick and home-bound.  These individuals are also part of visitation teams; assist in providing clothing, shelter and sometimes employment through agency networking, which are just a few of the duties and much more.  The Missionary Staff serve the hungry both natural & “spiritual” food at South Park Inn shelter in the center of the city of Hartford & religious services at the Bloomfield Convalescent Home, a suburb of Hartford.  These dedicated workers answer the call of God in healing our city.