The Littleton Council of Churches exists to help the constituent churches carry out their united activities, and support each other’s efforts, to advance the spiritual, moral, and social welfare of the community.
The Littleton Council of Churches was founded by: First Baptist Church, the Congregational Church of Littleton, St. Anne Catholic Church, and First Church Unitarian, Littleton. It is open to all religious organizations in the Town of Littleton. The Littleton Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined the Council of Churches in 2006.
Representation consists of the clergy and other delegates from each participating congregation. Each parish determines how delegates are chosen and the length of time they will serve. There are approximately five meetings each year.
The Council maintains funds to help people who do not belong to a local church and a small fund for travelers. Each year the Council sponsors an Interfaith Service and two major town wide outreach programs at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The Interfaith Service is held on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The clergy and laity of all member churches participate, including wonderful music from several choirs.
Outreach at Thanksgiving includes a local food drive specifically for Loaves and Fishes to stock food for the holiday to help local families in need.
Each year there is a Christmas Concert held the first Saturday in December and hosted by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The Star Program is an outreach effort at Christmas so that families with children, who wishes help, receives presents for each child.
Over the years, the Littleton Council of Churches has taken on town wide projects. Now separate groups, the Neighborhood Supper and Habitat 2000 are two town organizations that got their start with the Littleton Council of Churches.