Outreach
Growing to Serve God Since 1833 | Service Time Sunday 10:30 AM
First Congregational United Church of Christ | 6494 Belsay Road Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439

Outreach

 

The focus of our team is outreach ministry to the community and to the world.

 

Outreach Team Mission Statement:


Our Mission is to encourage all God’s children to participate in providing resources to meet the changing needs of our local communities and beyond.

 

Outreach Ministries:

* North End Soup Kitchen Volunteers
* North End Christmas Gifts
* F.I.S.H Food baskets for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter
* Christmas Shoe Boxes
* One Great Hour of Sharing
* McGrath School Backpack Program in Grand Blanc
* Blanket Sunday
* Mitten and Hat tree
* Relay for Life
* CROP Walk
* Neighbors in Need Offering

 

Outreach Team Goals

Based upon the Spiritual Plan of our congregation for the program year we will strive to accomplish the following goals:

Collect Blanket Sunday offering in February to purchase blankets and other items for people in need through the Church World Service.

Collect One Great Hour of Sharing offering in March to carry God's message of love and hope to more than eighty countries.

Deliver Easter Food Baskets to 14 Grand Blanc families in need.

Sign up participants to walk in 24 hour Relay for Life to collect money for American Cancer Society.

Help build a home with Habitat for Humanity every other summer.

Collect Neighbors in Need offering in October to help support the UCC’s ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States.

Sign up participants to walk and raise money for the CROP Walk in October which supports the overall ministry of Church World Service, especially grassroots, and hunger-fighting development efforts around the world.  In addition, each local CROP Hunger Walk can choose to return up to 25 percent of the funds it raises to hunger-fighting programs in its own community.

Deliver Thanksgiving Food Baskets to 14 Grand Blanc families in need.

Organize church members to donate 115 shoe boxes filled with gifts to be sent to children around the world through the Samaritans Purse Christmas Shoe Boxes in November.  

Deliver Christmas Food Baskets to 14 Grand Blanc families in need.

Organize church members to provide gifts to 125 children through the North End Soup Kitchen Angel Tag Christmas Gifts Ministry.

Give opportunities for church members to serve meals on several occasions at the North End Soup Kitchen in Flint.

Collect McGrath School Backpack Food Program offering to sponsor 24 children throughout the entire school year. Each child receives a backpack full of food for the weekends.