First Church supports the East Haddam Emergency Fuel Bank through on-going collections of tax-deductible financial donations which may be made at anytime.
Emergency Fuel Bank
Financial collections from the Annual Interfaith Service of Thanksgiving and Music each November are designated for the East Haddam Emergency Fuel Bank.
Half of the proceeds from the First Church Annual Christmas Tea and Children’s Fair each December support the Fuel Bank with the other half going to the East Haddam Food Bank.
East Haddam Emergency Fuel Bank benefits East Haddam families in times of need. Assistance is awarded via referral through:
Youth and Family Services (Toni McCabe 860-873-3296), or
Energy Assistance (Joann Roczniak – East Haddam Senior Center 860-873-5034)
The East Haddam Emergency Fuel Bank was established in 1977 by the East Haddam Public Health Nursing Board and the East Haddam Council of Churches, neither of which exist today. At that time, the East Haddam Council of Churches consisted of 2 lay members and the clergy from First Church of Christ, Congregational in East Haddam, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, St. Bridget of Kildare Roman Catholic Church, Hadlyme Congregational Church, Moodus United Methodist Church and the Congregation Rodfe Zedek.
First Church (First Ecclesiastical Society of East Haddam, Connecticut) volunteered to act as the sponsoring charity for this fund and continues in that capacity. Dr. Karl P. Stofko, former treasurer of First Church and clerk of the Board of Public Health Nursing Board of the Town of East Haddam in 1977, has acted as treasurer and manager of this fund since its inception.