United Church of Pittsford
Serving, Caring, Learning Together

Community Missions

 

We are committed to living out our Christian calling to love and serve those in need.
Here are some of the local outreach projects we are involved in at UCP:

 

For more information about how to become involved with any of the community programs and ministries below,
please contact the church office and we will talk with you about how to get started.


Pittsford Food Cupboard

The Pittsford Food Cupboard serves the needs of Pittsford, Brighton, East Rochester, and certain areas within the City of Rochester, NY.

Their motto is Feeding Hope, One Family at a Time.

Each week, we collect a variety of non-perishable items such as paper towels, canned goods, peanut butter, and boxed goods with our weekly offering to donate to the Pittsford Food Cupboard.

For more information, please visit their website.

Cameron Community Center

Cameron Community Ministries is an Urban Outreach Community Center in the Lyell-Otis Neighborhood of Rochester, NY. Ninety-eight percent of residents in this neighborhood live in poverty.

Their mission is to provide hope to our community through emergency services, engagement, education and empowerment. 

Cameron offers youth after-school and summer programs, free hot lunches every day, an emergency food pantry, and a clothing/housewares facility. For more information, please visit their website.

Rochester Area Interfaith Network (RAIHN)

Rochester Area Interfaith Hospitality Network (RAIHN) is a not-for-profit, interfaith, culturally-competent organization who helps homeless families achieve sustainable independence. RAIHN provides families with personalized case management and job resources and partners with area churches to provide shelter and food.

Several times a year, members from UCP help prepare and serve meals and spend time with the families while they are in residency at East Rochester UMC.

For more information on RAIHN, please visit their website.


Community Food Cupboard of Rochester

The people in our church bring donations of food every Sunday of the year, which are taken that week to either the Pittsford Food Cupboard or the Community Food Cupboard of Rochester, serving the Northeast Rochester and Irondequoit communities.

For more information, please visit their website.

Coffee Connection

The Coffee Connection empowers women in recovery from addiction through their work as interns and employees in a nonprofit wholesale and retail coffee business, selling only fair trade, organic coffee. Our church supports this program through sale of their coffee, volunteers from the congregation, and financial donations.

For more information, please visit their website

And more:

Fairport Baptist Home
Flower City Work Camp
Veteran's Outreach Center
Elderberry Express

Open Door Mission

We also maintain an emergency assistance fund, supported by gifts to the Deacons Fund (given on Communion Sundays, the first Sunday of the month).