Missions

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2020 6 Month Highlights

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  • The Sunday School Heifer project brought in $1,220 to help provide for animals
  • This provided for 3 irrigation pumps, pair of Alpaca, 2 goats, a pig, 4 ducks and a share of sheep
  • In conjunction with donations, they put on a talent show in the first quarter.
  • This can be seen on the church You Tube website
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  • Seafarers Friends out of Chelsea, Ma. asked for help of supplies for sailors who are staying on board much longer due to ports being shut down because of the Covid crisis.  Especially warm hats were needed.
  • The women's knitting group arose to the occasion knitting, which yielded a total of 47 hats that were sent to the sailors.
  • Zimbawbe contributions of needed supplies to be put into the container shipped out and are on their way
  • A major help to the country was an $800 contribution to buy them a pump and water cistern, which was badly needed
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  • We gifted $600 to Seacoast Family Promise and $600 to Seacoast Youth Services.
  • Both of these nonprofits are part of the church annual group of missions
  • The Tools & Blankets mission brought in $510
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Up Coming Events

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The Crop Walk will be the next big area of focus for the church in early October.

  • It will probably be a virtual walk in light of the Covid pandamic
  • We are currently looking at staffing our opening for an FCC Crop Walk Team Leader

 

  • Look for more details in the weekly announcements in your email.

Ask Us

The mission Committee is available to answer questions you may have about missions or how you may participate in working with them.

Sammi Moe, Lucy Champion, Susan Dixon, Annmarie Sorrow and Reverend Deb Knowlton

Mission Group

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2019 Last QTR. Highlights

Crossroads
  •  Cross Roads meal preparations done by volunteers monthly will now transition over to a more local charity
  • Beginning in January our church mission will partner with St. Vincent dePaul in Hampton providing a meal once a month
  • Through the sign up genius, people can either prepare or serve a meal which is served in downtown  Hampton
  • It is for a much smaller group of about 20+ and meals can be cooked ahead at volunteers' homes
  • Watch for information in the bulletin
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  • Crop Walk in October was a huge success for our church
  • It was highly supported by walkers as well as members of our church
  • We raised $5,500
  • In December the Sunday School kids replaced the Christmas Boxes with Project Joy, which is a more local oriented mission
  • Working with the Hampton Fire Dept., the kids collected money and donated it for Christmas gifts for children
  • $700 dollars was raised
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  • We gifted $575 to Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM), that serves state and national churches
  • Some of the monies goes to Rockingham Assoc. to support seminary students, the NH Conference of the UCC for their work with churches
  • Examples of support include helping a church with a clergy search, getting special speakers and facilitation of dealing with key church issues
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Up Coming Events

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The Sunday School kids will be working on the Heifer Project Mission.

  • St. Vincent de Paul Meals Program will be underway
  • Our support for Tools and Blankets Mission will show up in the 2nd qtr.
  • We have two confirmation kids with one chosing to  work on Ending 68 hours of Hunger and another reviving The Hope Project supporting cancer patients.  You will hear more from each of them as they begin these projects
  • Look for more details in Sunday bulletins.

Ask Us

The mission Committee is available to answer questions you may have about missions or how you may participate in working with them.

Sammi Moe, Lucy Champion, Susan Dixon, Annmarie Sorrow and Reverend Deb Knowlton

Mission Group

Missions

God’s Baby Closet
For more than 20 years First Congregational Church has operated a closet that welcomes young families who are struggling to supply their children with diapers, wipes, clothing up to 5T, food, books and small baby equipment. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday mornings 10-noon and the catchment area includes southern Rockingham County. Persons who can bring ID and proof of residence are welcomed to visit and make use of this resource.

Yearly, we also support a Christian Seminary in Belgium, send 2 young children to school through the Global Ministries Sponsor Program, Support Andover Newton Theological School, Seacoast Family Promise, Seacoast Youth Services, and Church World Service program.

We prepare a meal for 80+ residents of Cross Roads House Homeless Shelter each 4th Wednesday of the month.
We offer worship services for residents of Partridge House and Cornerstone Senior Living in Hampton.