Gifts of our time, talents, and money to those in need are an important part of the life of First Congregational Church.
March Outreach The March Outreach project will be to collect donations for Australian wildfire relief, as many of us have been shocked and saddened by the news and videos out of Australia depicting raging fires, blackened forests, and injured and displaced animals, and wish to help. The organization that we have chosen to be the recipient of our donations is the World Wildlife Fund (www.worldwildlife.org), an international organization founded in 1961 to work in the area of wilderness preservation and wildlife conservation. It is currently active in more than 100 countries, including Australia, where it was working on conservation projects even before the fires. As the fires spread across Australia, the WWF became involved in rescuing and treating injured animals; and when the fires subside, it will work on wildlife rehabilitation, and habitat restoration for wildlife and people. Donations will be sent to WWF's Washington DC office, thus avoiding any complications of international currency transactions.
Continuing Community Service Projects
Each quarter volunteers are needed after church to make 600 sandwiches for the St. Vincent soup kitchen. Please help with this important outreach project if you can. Check out the upcoming events or watch for the notice in the Clairon.