Events at Westport Federated Church
Our church is more than just Sunday service. There’s a whole lot happening with our community throughout the week. We hold frequent gatherings and events, with special get togethers for families, kids and our community.
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Medical Assistant Program (MAP)
The Medical Assistance Program (MAP) was conceived in the summer of 2016 when yet another community member was blindsided with a cancer diagnosis. It became increasingly apparent that many people in our area face unanticipated expenses for medical travel. Many need to travel long distances over an extended period of time in our rural area where public transportation is not widely available. MAP is an independent program of the Community Cares Project, within the Westport Federated Church in Westport, NY which has been a strong community presence since the 19th century. In the early diagnostic and treatment phase, stunned people face immediate significant out- of-pocket travel costs.
As they learn to navigate the medical system, long-term financial assistance may be available, but we perceived a critical short-term need, and so we developed the Medical Assistance Program Gas Card Project. MAP is intended to get folks where they need to go. We provide gas cards in $50.00 denominations for three months upon request from residents of the townships of Westport, Elizabethtown, Lewis, Essex, Willsboro and Moriah.
We are rapid responders within ten days of receipt of applications. We also act as a bridge, providing referral information toward sources of long-term financial aid. We do not proselytize or inquire about applicants’ beliefs. No means testing or confidential information is required. We expect nothing in return. We chose to purchase $50.00 gas cards from Stewarts Shop in Elizabethtown, NY, which is central to our service area.
Requests for assistance may be made directly by persons undergoing treatment, their drivers, pastors of local churches, health professionals and medical facilities.
An application form is required and may be obtained by contacting the Westport Federated Church office at 518-962-8293. The program was implemented in September 2016 and has served over 75 people. Over 90% of MAP’s expense is the purchase of gas cards; our administrative work is volunteered. We are gladly accepting donations: please mail a check to us made out to Westport Federated Church and indicate MAP in the memo section, or if you prefer you may donate via pay pal or credit card in "give" section.
Westport Federated Women- Community Outreach
Ongoing: Monthly Women's Fellowship Luncheon and Meeting 11:30AM Fellowship Hall
The Westport Federated Women's group usually meets on the first Thursday of the month for a fellowship luncheon and business meeting. Community dinners, food sales, and craft fairs are only some of the missions this group pursues. This group welcomes all women attending or connected to the church; membership is not required.
A Silent Auction....
This Event has passed. Our hearts are full of gratitude to such a wonderful community of people who care deeply for and support each other. Thank you.
Glenn was a member of the Westport Federated Church since 1961 and was involved in the musical life of the church from the start as a tenor in the choir along with being the choir director and organist. He also served on the Church Council, the Pastoral Relations Committee and the Christian Education Committee as well as being the youth leader for a number of years in the 1970s and 1980s.
A retired elementary teacher and computer applications teacher, he spent his retirement years writing about postal history as well as creating photography of local scenes.
His impressive photography collection as well as other regional artists' works will be on display and available for purchase via auction at the WFC parsonage.
Ukraine Benefit Dinner
Thank you! This event has passed. Thanks to the generosity of the community, our federated church was able to donate over $1500 for Ukraine via the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and the American Baptist Church One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS).
Romans 12:9-12, “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."