The congregation at FCC believes that God has shaped each one of us to make a positive difference in the world. As a small church, every member’s participation is crucial to its success.
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
Our Board of Missions helps organize our efforts to assist those in need in our local community and worldwide. Fundraisers are held throughout the year to help raise money for various causes. Some of our ongoing projects are:
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) is the relief, refugee and development fund of the United Church of Christ. It is one of the Special Mission Offerings received by the United Church of Christ and is a part of Our Churches Wider Mission (OCWM). OGHS, as part of OCWM, is the special mission offering of the United Church of Christ that carries God’s message of love and hope to people in more than eighty countries. The UCC works with international partners to provide sources of clean water and food, education and health care, small business micro-credit, emergency relief, and advocacy and resettlement for refugees and displaced persons. OGHS also supports domestic and international ministries for disaster preparedness and response. www.ucc.org/oghs
NEIGHBORS IN NEED
Neighbors in Need (NIN) is a special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States. One-third of NIN funds support the Council for American Indian Ministry(CAIM). Two-thirds of the offering is used by the UCC’s Justice and Witness Ministries (JWM) to support a variety of justice initiatives, advocacy efforts, and direct service projects.
Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County
Family Promise of Greater Rockingham County (FPGRC)- First Congregational Church, UCC, in Salem, New Hampshire, is a Host Congregation in FPGRC’s Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) program. The IHN helps homeless families get back on their feet, while offering overnight hospitality in area churches on a rotating basis. The FPGRC website explains the IHN, and FPGRC is also on Facebook. Please visit: http://familypromisegrc.org/Family_Promise_GRC/Home.html
If you would like more information about these or other projects, please contact the church office.