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The Congregational Church Says Good Bye to Reverend Martha Bays
By Rachel Schemmerling
Reverend Martha Bays
Reverend Martha Bays came to The Congregational Church in Killingworth, UCC in January of 2009. In January of 2018, Martha will retire to New York to be closer to her grandchildren. While she's moving from our small to the big city, her life will go at a much slower pace compared to her very active work of The Congregational Church of Killingworth.

As the Board Chair of the Shoreline Soup Kitchen, Martha tirelessly continued to assist and carry out the necessary duties of heading that organization as well as working on church mission projects. The church sponsors several children through World Vision and donates to UCC missions, Helping Hands, Habitat for Humanity, The Salvation Army, Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Food Pantries, and other worthwhile charities. The church donates food, clothing, and living necessities to those in need - locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition, the church prepares a meal for the Eddy House Homeless Shelter as well as takes food and clothing to the Green in New Haven on a monthly basis to be distributed to anyone in need.

Martha will continue her volunteer work and mission efforts at the local soup kitchen in New York. She looks forward to spending more time with her grown children and her three grandchildren. The Congregational Church hosted a farewell service in December and her last worship service was held on December 31st.

We wish Martha all the best in her retirement, she will be missed.