Mission & Service / NEAR

"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion - to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."

Isaiah 61:1-3

World Vision Storehouse

One Saturday per month from 9:15 am to 3:15 pm, a team from Living Hope heads down to the South Bronx to stock shelves at the World Vision Storehouse. It's a fun van ride down, and there's pizza for lunch! Manufacturers and corporate donors supply World Vision with quality hygiene and household essentials, school and office supplies, clothing, healthcare and medical items, and more - all aimed at improving the quality of life for families battling poverty. Volunteers sort items into kits, then World Vision supplies the kits to churches, shelters, schools, and clinics that serve children and families in the greatest need.

For the next World Vision service opportunity, email Lisa at Lisa@LivingHopeCT.org.

Community Partners

Our community is blessed with a host of wonderful organizations founded to teach people about God's love and come alongside those in need - which at some point in life is all of us. If you are in a place in life today where you can help someone in need, consider serving at one of these organizations. The Living Hope Community Church Missions Fund (14 percent of the annual budget) supports each of these ministries financially.


    Pivot is a residential treatment program located in Bridgeport and Norwalk serving approximately 250 men per year. It is a nonprofit agency with more than four decades of successful experience assisting men challenged by alcohol and substance abuse. Pivot's mission is to treat drug and alcohol addiction as a spiritual problem and return the men to their families usefully whole.

    Several times a year, the Living Hope church family has the privilege of sharing our worship service with the men of Pivot as they sing and share testimonies of what God is doing in their lives.

    Phone: (203)336-9263


  • Young Life - Greenwich

    Young Life is a global Christian mission organization devoted to placing caring adults in the lives of teenagers in order to share the truth of God's love with them. Young Life leaders spend lots of hours getting to know kids, building authentic friendships with them, introducing them to the person of Jesus Christ, and helping kids grow spiritually. Young Life believes every kid has the right to hear about Jesus Christ in a way they understand, and the right to make their own decision about following him.

    Phone: (513)658-7005 Carrie Lipps, Greenwich Young Life Area Director


  • Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Center

    Hopeline's mission is to reach women in unplanned pregnancies, offering them words of hope for their future. Hopeline offers a 24-hour hotline, free pregnancy tests, options counseling, baby clothes, and resources for moms in need including ultrasounds in Danbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford. Volunteer opportunities in the three Hopeline offices include nurses, ultrasound technicians, social workers, counselors, receptionists, mentors, and general office help.


  • YoungLives

    A ministry of Young Life, YoungLives reaches teen moms by entering their world, modeling the unconditional love of Christ, and encouraging them to become the women and mothers God created them to be. Through Young Life's time-tested methods of life-on-life mentoring, teen moms are empowered to make positive choices, set and achieve goals, and live a future rooted in Christ. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring, committee membership, financial partners, childcare volunteers, and more.

    Living Hope Community Church collects Size 3-5 diapers and Pull-Ups each month for our local YoungLives moms. Donations can be dropped off in the church office. The church Mission Fund also provides annual scholarships for several YoungLives moms attending Young Life camp.


  • Call-A-Ride of Greenwich

    This independent, non-profit volunteer organization provides free door-to-door transportation for Greenwich's ambulatory senior citizens over age 60 who lack other means of transportation. Three cars provide rides five days a week to anywhere in Greenwich for any purpose.

    Phone: (203)661-6633


  • Greenwich Center for Hope & Renewal

    This ministry is a faith-based renewal and counseling center, whose mission is to bring light to the soul. Through counseling, interventions, renewal groups, and renewal seminars, they provide a private, confidential setting where qualified professionals help individuals and families navigate life’s challenges.  

    Phone: (203)921-7833 Erin Keys, Executive Director


  • Greenwich Chaplaincy services

    Greenwich Chaplaincy Services provides pastoral and spiritual care to Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and Greenwich Adult Day Care in the town of Greenwich, as well as to the residents’ families and the staff of the facilities. Volunteer opportunities include wheelchair pushing, hymnbook page-turning, singing, playing the piano, spiritual care visitation (training provided), and helping to lead bible studies.