Middlebury Congregational Church Subordinate

Doing God's Work in Connecticut and the World

Middlebury, CT   |
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Middlebury Congregational Church

EIN: 06-0704618  Subordinate info

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The mission of the Middlebury Congregational Church is to witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ through: Worship that glorifies God and celebrates the gifts of all God’s people. Growth in individual Christian discipleship through work and study. Service to the surrounding community and to the wider world. Fellowship that strengthens the bonds of compassion and concern.

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The most recent annual report of the congregation, including financials, is available to members, friends, donor-advised funds, and charitable foundations upon request.

Founding Year info



Rev. Katrina Manzi

Main address

1242 Whittemore Rd

Middlebury, CT 06762-2425 USA

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Subject area info

Historic preservation

Early childhood education



Community service

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Population served info


Interfaith groups

Low-income people

Working poor

Victims of disaster

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.




What we aim to solve

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The mission of the Middlebury Congregational Church is to witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. To that end, the congregation is organized to accomplish the following: Worship that glorifies God and celebrates the gifts of all God’s people. Growth in individual Christian discipleship through work and study. Service to the surrounding community and to the wider world. Fellowship that strengthens the bonds of compassion and concern.

Our programs

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Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries (GWIM)

Middlebury Congregational Church supports the Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries, Inc., which provides a Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry to its friends and neighbors in need of assistance. GWIM provides nearly 500,000 meals annually. GWIM is a non-demoninational 501c-3 non profit organization.

GWIM's mission is to feed the hungry in a respectful and dignified manner; to empower the homeless and underprivileged to become self-sufficient; to provide hope and opportunity to those in need.

MCC helps stock the food pantry throughout the year, along with gently used clothing for the homeless and a Mother's Day diaper drive. On Veterans' Day we prepared and served 200 sandwiches for the soup kitchen so GWIM workers could appreciate the holiday.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Homeless people
Low-income people

Middlebury Congregational Church works with and through the town's Social Services department to provide holiday meal baskets to disadvantaged families at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

MCC members also contribute fresh fruit and veggies to the Middlebury Food Bank through the Social Services office.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people

Middlebury Congregational Church works through Wellmore Behavioral Health to provide back-to-school supplies and Christmas presents to at-risk children and youth. In 2022 we renewed our Covenant to Care agreement to support a social services worker through Wellmore.

In 2022 we collected: 18 backpacks, 20 three ring binders, 15 packages of paper, 20 spiral notebooks, 17 composition notebooks, 8 planners, 314 pencils, 7 packages of erasers, 15 pencil sharpeners, 18 pencil cases, 130 pens, 22 boxes of crayons, 21 rulers, 48 glue sticks, 8 boxes of markers, 54 folders, 10 packages of index cards, and 4 packages of glue.

At Christmas, we provided gifts for 60 children through our Star Tree project.

Wellmore's service area includes most of Northwestern Connecticut.

Population(s) Served
Multiracial people
Economically disadvantaged people
Multiracial people
Economically disadvantaged people
At-risk youth

Our Board of Mission supports charitable organizations in our community and around the world where we see the need. In 2022, we donated financially to these organizations: Acts4Ministry of Waterbury for families in financial distress; Carolyn's Place pregnancy center in Waterbury; First Church of Marlborough, Massachusetts for aid to Ukrainian refugees in Poland; Food for Friends food bank in Chicago; Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries (see separate listing); Heifer Project; Kentucky Tornado Fund; Ministers Financial Vitality Initiative; Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department; Red Cross; Salvation Army; Silver Lake scholarships; UCC Christmas Fund; UCC Texas Winter Relief Fund; Ukraine Relief Fund.

In 2022, our in-kind donations of food, supplies, clothing, diapers, and personal items to GWIM, Middlebury Social Services, and Wellmore was calculated at a value greater than $9,300.

Population(s) Served
Interfaith groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Church of Christ (UCC) 1954

Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ 2020

Litchfield South Association, United Church of Christ 2022

Goals & Strategy

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We covenant with God and with one another in mutual love and trust:
to worship God together,
to study and respond to God’s Holy Word,
to witness in all the world to God’s reconciling love,
to strive for love, justice and peace,
and to walk together in the ways of the Lord.

At Middlebury Congregational Church, we:
Celebrate Joys
Share Burdens
Show Kindness
Love One Another
Forgive Often
Rejoice in This Life!


Middlebury Congregational Church


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Rev. Katrina Manzi

Rev. Katrina Manzi was called to be our minister in November of 2017. A Connecticut native, she grew up in Killingworth. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School and Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Rochester. Before coming to Middlebury, Katrina served as summer pastor for the Congregational Church of North Stonington while their minister was away on sabbatical. During seminary, she interned at the Monroe Congregational Church and the First Congregational Church of Cheshire. She also completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at Norwalk Hospital. Here at MCC, she’s also been using skills they don’t teach in grad school, such as social media, video editing and photography. Most of the photos you see here are hers. In her spare time, Katrina enjoys reading, archery, board games, learning more American history, and cheering on the Red Sox.

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Middlebury Congregational Church

Board of directors
as of 02/12/2023
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Board chair

Ellen Aronheim


Board leadership practices

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  • Ethics and transparency
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  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
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Organizational demographics

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