Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Nov. 19th Putnam Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner & Service

On Tuesday, November 19th from 6pm - 8pm, the Greater Putnam Interfaith Council with Putnam Science Academy is inviting the community of Putnam to join us in our annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Service. A dinner will be provided courtesy of the Putnam Science Academy. Afterwhich will be an Interfaith Service with prayers and thoughts focused on the theme of "Giving Thanks". Representativies from the areas faith communities will each share their prayers and thoughts with the guests. If you are interested in attending please RSVP by Nov. 15th. Call 860-928-5010 or 860-617-2727. Please bring donations for IHSP and Daily Bread Food Pantry.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Nov. 5th: Election Day Food Drive

As you are electing your government officials, consider donating food and money to the area food banks. Let us help meet the needs of our most vulnerable this holiday season!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Oct. 25th: Senior Fair at Quinnebaug Valley Community College.

There will be a Senior Fair taking place at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Friday October 25th from 9:00 am to noon. This is Senator William’s annual Senior Fair which brings together many of the agencies and service providers from across the region who offer assistance to Senior Citizens.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

7th Annual Peace Day Celebration: Sept 22nd

John Etheridge sang a song and played his guitar

Father Charles LeBlanc from St. Joseph's Catholic Church recited a prayer

Paster Riley Prather from Green Valley Crossing church said some poignant words on Peace Building

Mehmet Yaramis represented the Muslim Community

A student from the Putnam Science Academy played a traditional Turkish instrument

Some of the Peace Day crew

The Putnam Science Academy presented everyone with Peace Day T-shirts that they created

Last Sunday we had a marvelous and heartfelt ceremony to commemorate International Peace Day in Rotary Park. Representatives from various faith communities came together under the banner of lasting peace to share each traditions ideas of Peace making. It was a beautiful Sunday and everyone shared this poignant reminder that Peace is a universal idea that transcends religions, cultures and traditions. The Greater Putnam Interfaith Council would like to thank all those involved and those who came to participate in our Annual event.

An article in the Norwich Bulletin describes it here.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Solar 101 Presentation: Congregation B'nai Shalom

Time: 7:00pm
Place: Congregation B'nai Shalom
125 Church Street, Putnam, CT

There will be a presentation on the benefits of Solar Energy by Solar City, one of the most respected Solar Energy Installers in CT. Come out and learn about having renewable sources of energy for your home. Solar City will discuss the ins and outs of owning solar panels and will be on hand to answer any questions regarding the subject. We invite you to eat, drink and discuss solar power systems! In attendance will be a representative from SolarCity to answer any questions you may have and possibly help you get started on your own system! You will get a chance to learn about the benefits of going solar! Please RSVP at or 860-315-5181. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A Wonderful Discussion on Climate Change

Lyn Tolar presenting the Topic.   Photo credit: John Etheridge

Last night the Greater Putnam Interfaith Council sponsored a discussion about the Spiritual Implications of Climate Change. The discussion was presented by Lyn Tolar of GPIC. It was a successful evening of like-minded individuals who care about the effects of Climate Change locally and globally. The last section of the presentation brought to our attention how important our values and our faith are to ending the catastrophic effects of global warming for all humanity. Faith can give us the strength to look beyond the gloom of this serious issue and give us guidance to tackle the 21st centuries biggest task within our lifetime.

We concluded that we could act locally and think globally. We are planning on making efforts in our community to raise awareness and make definitive changes for the betterment of our citizens health and lives. In the end, there was a consensus that we needed further opportunities to create action steps to work together within our faith communities. If you would like to be involved in these discussions please contact Lyn Tolar through her email at Please visit the Greater Putnam Interfaith website to learn more about our council.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Walmart Grant Opportunity

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We have had the opportunity to participate in a Walmart-Feeding America Grant for $20,000. Receiving the Grant will be based on on-line voting. 60 Food Banks will be the recipients.

Here we go!

Click and vote:

We're listed as "Infaith Human Services of Putnam" NOT Daily Bread.

Funds will be used to increase the nutritional value of Snak Paks distributed to more than 1,000 children through the IHSP-Daily Bread Food Pantry. Examples of these healthy food items include fresh fruit, yogurt, cheese sticks, peanut butter dippers and milk.

Click Here to vote

Remember: Type in "Infaith Human Services of Putnam" in the organization field

The more the word gets out ahead of time, the more votes we will have the opportunity to receive during the month of April.