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This winter, Asylum Hill Congregational Church is partnering with other faith organizations to reach out to homeless Hartford families as a 

Winter Shelter one night per week during the coldest months of the year, December - March. 

Overnight housing is always at a premium, especially for women and children, and during the winter, it is especially critical. Starting Wednesday, December 4, and continuing weekly through March 2020, AHCC will provide a place for women and children to sleep in the Twichell Room. At 5:00pm, we will serve a hot meal, followed by fellowship and a warm place to sleep for the night. On Thursday mornings we will provide a continental breakfast before children go to school. 

Wondering How You Can Help?

Volunteers are needed to be present on Wednesday nights, to provide food for evening meals and continental breakfast items. Additionally, you are invited to give financial support for the shelter by participating in the Advent Giving Campaign, which runs from Sunday, December 1 through Christmas Day.

When you donate to the Advent Giving Campaign, you will receive an AHCC commemorative Christmas ornament depicting the manger, remembering that just as Mary and Joseph sought shelter, we can help provide shelter for God’s people in the days to come.

Spirit Hill children and young people in the middle school program are invited to support this special effort through a collection of personal items beginning December 1. Items will be collected during the Spirit Hill recessional or can be placed in baskets in Drew Hall. 

December 1: New socks and/or hats

December 8:  New mittens and/or gloves

December 15: Children and young adult books (new or gently used)

December 22: Travel sized shampoo or conditioner, soap, new washcloths, toothpaste, children or adult sized toothbrushes

This collection is an opportunity for families to encourage the spirit of generosity and giving during this most wonder filled time of the year. Director of Discipleship, Rev. Mia Douglas, has more details on how you can help. Please email her at mdouglas@ahcc.org.