Faithful Presence 

Are you looking for a place to serve locally?

Growing in our practice of being faithfully present with grace and mercy to our neighbors through sustainable and ordinary ways.

Blood drives

3rd Tuesdays of each month.

Celebration Hall

Covenant Presbyterian Church

124 Old Farms Road

Simsbury, CT  06070

Help meet the critical need for blood.

New donor eligibility standards - check them out if you haven't been able to give before.

With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.


Blood is routinely transfused to patients with cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross. 


The short amount of time it takes to donate can mean a lifetime to a patient with a serious medical condition. We urge eligible donors to join us in the selfless act of giving blood.


Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone, and is often used to treat trauma patients. 


Please register ahead of time.

or search for code "thebarnct"

Simsbury Food Pantry.

Food scarcity doesn’t just exist in the known places of poverty. Your neighbors and friends can find themselves in circumstances where resources are not enough to meet the need for daily nutrition.

The Simsbury Food Pantry seeks to help to close the gap for our neighbors. We support the pantry with a once a month collection of canned goods, and items. Volunteers deliver the collected food once

a month. Donations can be brought to Celebration Hall and left in the collection bin.  


Items of regular need are:


•  Toilet Paper (individually wrapped or 4 packs)

•  Coffee (regular/decaf - instant/ground)

•  Canned Meats

•  Canned/Bottled Juices

•  Spaghetti Sauce

•  Canned Fruit (low sugar and reg)

•  Crackers

•  Tea (regular/decaf)

•  Maple Syrup

•  Pancake Mix

•  Cereals/Oatmeal

•  Canned Vegetables (no salt and reg)

Hartford City Mission.

The Hartford City Mission operates a faith-based organization that seeks to develop character and leadership in the North End of Hartford through after-school and summer programming. They are actively seeking the best for their community so that Hartford could be known as a place of goodness, justice, service, joy, and peace. You could sign up to help with one of their after-school programs.


MORE INFO: Jeff Moger

Kairos Prison Ministry.

The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.


MORE INFO: Sheila Cooley

Covenant to Care

for Children.

The Barn has officially adopted a social worker!

Covenant to Care is an organization that provides essential goods to children in need throughout Connecticut. Partnering with them, we will do the same, right here in Simsbury. Believe it or not, there are children in this town who go to school without supplies, without proper hygiene, without a winter coat or without a good night's sleep because they are "homeless". These are things that most of us take for granted. Lacking basic needs impacts learning. It's a distraction at the very least that competes for their attention when education should be their focus.

I hope you will join us!


If you are interested in serving by providing or sourcing the needs that are brought to our attention, please provide:


Individually wrapped snacks (nut free please) such as Goldfish, Nature Valley oats and honey granola bars, Welch’s fruit snacks, to-go apple sauce tubes, etc.


Please drop these on the pew near the entrance on the Hayloft end of the building. 


Check them out at


Contact Maria Preiser if you have questions