Missions and Ministries

Crawford’s Micro Pantry

There are more people in Winchester who need food assistance than we imagine, and that number has only increased this year in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. In an attempt to help alleviate food insecurity in our community, Crawford Church put up a Micro Pantry. It is on church property next to the driveway off 34 Dix Street.

The pantry is stocked with non-perishable food. Anyone who wants food is welcome to freely take whatever they want from the pantry at any time. The pantry is never closed.

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  surrounding communities.

Micro Pantry at Crawford Methodist

Missions and Ministries

The Crawford community highly values reaching out into our local communities and beyond to support social justice by helping our neighbors in need. Our goal is to continue our efforts in areas we are familiar with and open ourselves to new possibilities. Recently, we provided loaded backpacks to local homeless people and those living on-the-edge, made deliveries of 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, visited members hospitalized or in Assisted Living, served dinner monthly at the Dwelling Place and collected fine clothing for job interviewees. We are the sole local representative of Bombas Donation Socks, distributing 2,500 pairs of Bombas socks to homeless shelters in the area in 2020. 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.

Current Crawford Missions:

  • Dwelling Place Dinner(s)
  • Council of Social Concern Food Pantry
  • Micro Pantry
  • Bombas Donation Socks
  • Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON)
  • Dress for Success through Goodwill Industires
  • Mission of Deeds
  • More Than Words Books & Prison Book Program
  • Halloween Candy Buy-Back/Treats for Troops
  • Homeless Outreach

Sponsored Groups

Crawford Church sponsors the following groups and organizations throughout the year:

 

Scouting Spotlight

We host two Scouting units:

Cub Scout Pack 507
http://www.cubscout507.org/
Boys grades 1-5 or ages 7-10

Scout Troop 507
http://www.boyscout507.org/
Boys and Girls 11-17 or 10 and completed 5th grade

For more information, contact Scoutmaster at ​scoutmaster.boyscout507@gmail.com