Missions and Ministries
Missions and Ministries
At Crawford we value reaching out to our community and beyond to support social justice by helping our neighbors in need. Our goal is to continue current our efforts while opening ourselves to new possibilities. We have provided loaded backpacks to local homeless people, delivered furniture for Mission of Deeds, provided Thanksgiving Baskets and Christmas Stockings for the Council of Social Concern, donated books for under-served youth and incarcerated men and women, served dinner at the Dwelling Place, collected clothing for job interviewees and distributed 2,500 pairs of Bombas socks.
Current Crawford Missions:
We welcome all, both those at Crawford and those outside Crawford, to become involved in our missions. You don’t have to be a Crawford member to be a volunteer to help others. Come join us and reap the benefits.
If you would like to financially support our Missions, please visit our Give page.
Crawford’s Micro Pantry and Little Free Library
There are more people in Winchester who need food assistance than we imagine, a number that increased significantly in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. That summer, an attempt to help alleviate food insecurity in our community, Crawford Church put up a Micro Pantry. The pantry is stocked with donations from church members as well as members of the Winchester community.
In 2022, an Eagle Scout project provided Crawford with a not-so-micro pantry, enabling us to provide a larger and more varied selection of non-perishable food donations. Anyone who wants food is welcome to freely take whatever they want or need from the pantry at any time. The pantry is never closed.
Our original micro pantry has been re-purposed as a Little Free Library, originally stocked with books selected by our Sundays school students, the public is encouraged to “take a book or leave a book” for any age, reading ability, or interest, which we hope will “feed” readers’ minds and souls.
The pantry and library stand side-by-side on church property next to the driveway off 34 Dix Street. If you are able to donate food, please leave it on the front steps of the church building. The food will be used to stock the micro pantry and the rest will be brought to the Council of Social Concern’s food pantry, which serves residents of Woburn and Winchester.