Faith in Action
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UCC Special Offerings
FCCW participates in United Church of Christ Special Mission Offerings throughout the year.
The UCC has identified four areas where these critical human needs exist:
• in places lacking health and educational resources and/or where disaster has struck;
• within systems of injustice which oppress daily life and opportunity;
• in the lives of church leaders without sufficient resources to live with dignity;
• in the nurture of youth and congregations just beginning their lives of faith.
One Great Hour of Sharing
Supports partners in countries with ministries that fund health, education and agricultural development, emergency relief, refugee ministries and both international and domestic disaster response, administered by Wider Church Ministries, Global Sharing of Resources.
Strengthen the Church
Supports church growth, pastoral and lay leadership development, youth and young adult ministries within conferences and administered by Local Church Ministries.
Neighbors in Need
One-third of this offering supports the Council for American Indian Ministry (CAIM) and two-thirds is administered by Justice and Witness Ministries to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects through grants.
The Christmas Fund
Provides direct financial assistance to retired and active United Church of Christ authorized ministers and lay employees and their surviving spouses, including pension and health premium supplementation, emergency assistance, and Christmas thank-you checks. A ministry of the Pension Boards, the offering is received annually on the Sunday before Christmas.
Take a Friend a Meal
Sign up to be included in a general contact list for when the church finds out someone is in need of meals. There is no obligation to provide a meal each time the request is sent, this is a notification via e-mail that a sign up is available on-line as the need arrises. Please contact Connie Turner to sign up or if you know someone who is in need of help with meals for any reason. email@example.com
The Batik Boutique group makes handmade bags with Ghanian batik fabric. Proceeds benefit scholarships for Ghanian students. The group meets on Friday mornings in the chapel on the 2nd level from 9:30 - 1:00 pm. Anyone interested in joining call, Meg Geoghegan at 569-4886. New members are always welcome! No sewing experience required and sewers with machines welcome too.
The Governor Wentworth Area Volunteer Coop is a volunteer resource cooperative, a database of citizens who are contacted via email for assistance in the form of services, resources or funds as requests are made.
A social worker or care provider in the district will send out a request for specific needs, and a volunteer interested in fulfilling the request is invited to respond directly to the social worker/care provider. The privacy of the individual will be respected as will that of the volunteer. No names will be shared.
The First Congregational Church, UCC is a non-profit in the State of New Hampshire,
and is happy to undertake this cooperative as a part of its outreach work. 100% of funds raised for GWAVCoop are used towards families and students in the Governor Wentworth Regional School District.
Arts on the Edge Wolfeboro, annual festival that celebrates the spiritual value of artistic creativity presents a multi-disciplinary arts series with both international and local artists. In addition, the public is invited to a series of discussions and reflections with the artists and leading scholars in the fields of art and theology.
As an extension of the outreach ministries of the Christian churches in the Wolfeboro area, the mission and purpose of L.I.F.E. Ministries is to share the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by reaching out to people to meet their physical and spiritual needs. This effort is grounded in the words of Jesus, “Truly, I say to you, as you did to one of the least of these, my brethren, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40)