Our world is still in need. Banks and suggested giving calendars are available in the Bess Fulton Room near the Outreach Giving Tree. They will be collected starting March 17. Or an online offering can be made thru the UCC web site at https://www.ucc.org/donate_to_oghs Continue reading

Walk for Warmth is a volunteer community effort to assist low-income families with their heat-related utility bills.

This event is sponsored by the Capital Area Community Services, and all funds raised through Walk for Warmth go to directly assist those who otherwise may not be able to heat their home. Additionally, all funds raised in Eaton County are only used to assist those who reside here. Continue reading

Outreach Board HELPING HANDS CHALLENGE One of our supported beneficiary organizations, Helping Hands, has outgrown it’s food pantry location in downtown Charlotte.  In December, Outreach Board voted to donate $1000 toward their plans to build a larger, more people-friendly facility … Continue reading

White Bags and Brown Bag gifts of food and household products were collected during worship in November and December. 56 bags of food were collected from our congregation and even more of household products: toilet paper, paper towel, facial tissue, diapers, wipes, soaps, shampoos, personal care items If you were not able to bring your donation to worship, personal care and food donations are always accepted and appreciated. Place them in the outreach basket at the first floor elevator lobby. Continue reading

Housing Services of Mid Michigan (HSMM) is a local non-profit agency which provides homelessness assistance, rental subsidies for people with disabilities, first time homebuyer’s down-payment assistance, housing search assistance, and more. On October 5th, the Outreach Board made a $1000 donation … Continue reading

First Congregational Church Outreach Board in conjunction with Charlotte’s Courthouse Square Association and Peace Lutheran Church will again be sponsoring a concert in the summer line up of Concert on the Square.  Located just across the street from our church … Continue reading

It began as The Mitten Tree. Outreach Board decided they wished to keep the giving tree concept growing. January 2019 we are requesting sheet sets and small size men’s jeans for the ECFC, waist sizes 28 to 34, and February and March will be a bedtime theme of kids pajamas/books/sheet sets/toothpaste and brushes –use your imagination! This will be celebrated with a Sunday School lesson celebrating Dr. Seuss, March 4. Continue reading

In a project started several years ago, Outreach Board at First Congregational Church collects craft supplies, games, toys and snacks for Spring Break entertainment. This year 74 shoeboxes were packed and wrapped by six volunteers. These boxes have been delivered … Continue reading

We will be hosting our 5th Annual Community Easter Dinner from noon – 2pm on April 1st, Easter Sunday, in the Bess Fulton Room. The meal is offered at no cost to anyone looking for a good meal or just good company. Everyone in the community is welcome. Continue reading

Join us on Mondays during Lent 2018 for supper and a showing of TED Talks, followed by a short discussion, with themes centered around “Be the Church.” At 6pm, we will meet in the Bess Fulton Room for supper and … Continue reading