Since 1993, families in need of clothing come to the Clothing Closet on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Closet receives clothing donations from a variety of sources. Donations are gratefully received anytime the church is open. Please, no furniture, electronics (old computers, etc.) or car seats. There is no cost to visitors needing items.
Since 1978 teams of women have conducted a Bible study for women in the Androscoggin County Jail. The objective is to acquaint the women with the Bible and to read for themselves what God is saying to them, so they will get to know Him personally. Bibles are supplied and the women are free to keep them upon release.
The Gathering will be held the first Wednesday of each month and will have a different format and emphasis from prior years. The meal of homemade soup will begin at 5:30. The program will be a video from the Alpha program. This is a basic program exploring the Christian faith and is designed to encourage each person to invite a neighbor or friend to perhaps introduce or reacquaint them with the basics of Christianity. After the video there will be time to discuss some questions based on the video. This will end at approximately 7:00. This program is designed for high school and adults. We will not have any children’s program during this time.
This program is an outreach to the community. It may be more comfortable for people to come to church for supper than Sunday morning. It will introduce them to our church and all we have to offer. We would encourage all adults to attend whether you have someone to bring with you. By going through the program, you may begin to think of people you might want to invite in the future.
Some of L-A’s new immigrants quickly chose to worship at CSBC. We selflessly give all manner of assistance in settling and obtaining employment. From learning English —most essential —to job searches, to finding and providing household furnishings, to understanding American culture, to supplying food, as well as financial assistance. Some have been chauffeured to and from new jobs on a daily basis. We’ve helped arrange legal counsel and prepared them and taken them to immigration hearings in Boston. We’ve witnessed much progress in assimilation into our foreign culture, and we congratulate and embrace our new brothers and sisters in Christ.