At Edgewood, we’re committed to service to our community and the world. Missions and service projects are central to being a part of the ECC family, and we’re always looking for new ideas from members and friends who see a need that we can help to meet.
Lydia’s Closet Thrift Shop
Our most vital, ongoing mission project for the community is the operation of Lydia’s Closet, our thrift shop. At Lydia’s Closet, we offer gently used, quality items for our neighbors in need. At any point in time, the shop might stock clothing for children and adults; household items; books; electronics; toys and gifts; and other seasonally appropriate items.
Lydia’s Closet is located on the lower level of Edgewood Congregational Church at 1788 Broad Street in Cranston, RI. The shop is open every Saturday from 10 a.m-12 p.m.
To inquire about donating your gently used items to Lydia’s Closet, please contact the ECC Office.
Edgewood/Pawtuxet Food Closet
Edgewood Congregational Church regularly collects non-perishable food items in partnership with the Edgewood/Pawtuxet Food Closet, which is located at the neighboring Church of the Transfiguration. Donations for the food closet can be dropped off in the ECC narthex whenever the church is open. Church members can also consult the weekly bulletin and member emails for information about any high-priority items that are needed.
Each month, Edgewood Congregational Church takes up a specific cause for a monthly missions collection. Information about the monthly missions can be sought in our worship bulletins, through member emails or by contacting the church office. Donations towards these efforts are accepted during the weekly offertory, or by mail or drop-off at the office.
At different times of year, ECC seeks to fulfill seasonal needs for our neighbors. Two such missions are our Advent Angel Tree and our Summer Backpack Mission. Both of these projects allow the ECC family to provide gifts, necessary items and school supplies to children and families in our community.