Annual Traditions of Service – Get Involved!

The Mission & Outreach Committee’s purpose is to create a culture of service in the congregation that instills permanence, importance and traditions in the life of the church, outside of the church.

Our committee is establishing an annual Calendar of opportunities/traditions that you will know about in February of each year. Our objective is to strengthen the importance of traditions of service for members to participate in and to focus our efforts on our Mission Partners below.

Give online now to help us with our financial support of our Mission Partners. See the Calendar for upcoming events.

We would like to hear from you on what kind of opportunities you are interested in and we’ll help to plug you in.  Members of the Mission & Outreach Committee that you can contact are Joyce Piepert, Nancy Galofre, Ann Kittlaus, Clare Brady and Sybille Ott.

Ways to Get Involved to do God’s Work…

Pride Fest
Youth Mission Trip
Back to School Essentials
Beyond Housing Work Day
Involvement with Women’s Homeless Shelter
Thanksgiving Food Pantry Event
The Giving Tree


Join us in the booth or marching with other members of the congregation in the parade alongside other UCC Open and Affirming churches in the St Louis area. It takes place on a Sunday. Kids welcome! (June)
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Twice a year, we gather a group to cook together at church in one of our 2 kitchens. This is a great Fellowship opportunity to gather, laugh and cook the dinners that will served at Grace & Peace Women’s Shelter. Another group of volunteers gathers to go to the Shelter on predetermined dates and serve the meals and eat with the women of Grace & Peace. This is a great opportunity again for parents and their kids and for all ages.
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All ages invited on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to go to Isaiah 58 Food Pantry and pack up Thanksgiving food bags to be distributed to families in need. Last year, 14 of us packed up 150 bags in only 1 ½ hours. Kids as young as 3 encouraged to experience this heartfelt event. Great volunteer opportunity and tradition for families. (Nov.)
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first-congregational-giving-treeFCC sponsors Christmas gifts for families or children in need as identified by one of our member agencies, Beyond Housing. We have a tree in the Tower Room with ornaments naming items to be purchased. These are dropped off and delivered to the agency in time for Christmas. (Dec.)Back to top

Give the Gift of Search!  If you shop online (Expedia, Ebay, Amazon, etc) Goodshop will donate a portion of your purchase to your selected charity.  First Congregational Church is there!

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