Welcome to the website of the Greater Putnam Interfaith Council (GPIC) and the Interfaith Human Services of Putnam. The Greater Putnam Interfaith Council is a council of lay members and clergy representing faith communities within the town of Putnam and surrounding towns in Northeast Connecticut.
Interfaith Human Services of Putnam [IHSP] is a human service organization whose mission is to serve people in need or in transition in the greater Putnam area. To learn about the joint ministries developed by IHSP and GPIC, click on the IHSP tab above.
The GPIC provides public awareness about the services of the IHSP and promotes programs on faithfulness and mutual understanding among all faith communities. The Greater Putnam Interfaith Council is also the group that the town of Putnam relies upon for faith based events such as a Memorial Day service, The Healing Wall, and 9/11 Memorial services, and the longest running Thanksgiving Service in Putnam. In the past the GPIC has held programs which include The Pulpit Exchange, Interfaith Dialogues, annual Peace Day event, concerts presenting music and readings representing all faiths. GPIC has also produced a guide listing all churches and services in the area.
This website is a resource where you may find listings of all faith communities and their scheduled services or programs, a listing of faith-based community events, information on the services offered by the Interfaith Human Services of Putnam, and a listing of events for the GPIC and IHSP.