Gifts of our time, talents, and money to those in need are an important part of the life of First Congregational Church.
Sandwich Making: All Saints Episcopal Church makes sandwiches for St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall on the third Sunday of every month. They have extended an open invitation to our congregation to join them in this important work. Sandwiches are made upstairs immediately following our service. Please plan on joining us in this very worthwhile endeavor and for a wonderful time of fellowship. Won't you join us for this gathering and opportunity to serve others?
One Great Hour of Sharing – Syria & Turkey In addition to the Council-approved donation of $2500, members and friends of FCC donated $550 to the Mission and Outreach Ministry Council of the NACCC to assist with Syria and Turkey relief efforts. Our hearts go out to the people in the countries of Syria and Turkey where earthquake damage has caused overwhelming destruction and the death toll that exceeds 20,000. Congregationalists around the world join together lifting them in prayer.
Outreach Will Support Crossroads Urban Center All Year The Outreach Board has decided to focus on Hunger and Homelessness by supporting the efforts of Crossroads Urban Center for the entire fiscal year of 2022-2023. All Outreach contributions for this fiscal year will go to Crossroads Urban Center. In July, First Congregational Church took part in a food drive, with lots of great participation by our congregation. Members of the Outreach Board will investigate volunteer opportunities at the food pantries and thrift store run by Crossroads Urban Center. Watch for emails on how you can join us in some of these upcoming activities. First Congregational Church was featured in the Donor Spotlight of Wasatch Community Gardens email newsletter. A copy of this newsletter was sent to the congregation via email.
About Crossroads Urban Center Crossroads Urban Center is a nonprofit, grassroots organization that assists and organizes Utahns with low incomes, those with disabilities, and people of color to meet basic survival needs and to address essential issues affecting quality of life. It was established in 1966 as a multi-faith community-based project. Crossroads Urban Center runs one of Utah's busiest emergency food pantries and a thrift store. They connect low-income people with other service agencies and facilitate holiday food programs. Crossroads Urban Center also supports political advocacy groups that bring together community members interested in working towards a system that aligns with the needs of the people. The groups include the Coalition of Religious Communities (CORC), Community Housing Advocacy Project (CHAP), and Powerful Moms Who Care (PMWC). These advocacy groups work with political leaders to make policies that are inclusive and support people in their fight to escape poverty.
Please watch your emails for regular updates on how you can show God's love in the community by participating in Outreach.
Please consider providing regular, ongoing support to this important multi-faith organization. Unless specified otherwise, all financial Outreach contributions will go to Crossroads Urban Center this year. Please clearly indicate that you would like your contribution to go to Outreach when you make a donation.
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