Outreach

Church Rummage Sales

have provided household items and clothing to area residents, and monies made were used for outreach programs. Leftover items went to benefit Emmaus House, Salvation Army, Bethesda, and the Public Libraries of Saginaw. The May 2017 rummage sale may have been the last sale due to the age of our volunteers.

Second Saturday Breakfast

The second Saturday of every month

On the second Saturday of each month, First Congregational Church prepares, serves and cleans up after a breakfast at FCC for people from the neighborhood, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The congregation is invited to come at 8:30 a.m. to help set up. We serve about 150 people each second Saturday of the month

The Baby Pantry

Fill the bassinet with items for babies, newborn to nine months. There is a list of items needed near the Baum Street entrance.

The New Ezekiel Project

The mission of Ezekiel is to empower congregations through prayer, education, organization, coalition-building and skill development to act in faith and love to revitalize the greater Saginaw community and the region. FCC has been a member of The New Ezekiel Project since 1997 and they are currently located in the Suttner Hall wing of the FCC building. For more information, contact the Ezekiel office at jamie@theezekielproject.com

SERRV

SERRV, this shop sells crafts from third-world countries for which a working wage is given to the artisans. These handicrafts are made available through sales in the shop located in FCC, thanks to the shop manager, Harriet Wuepper and volunteers from Women’s Fellowship. The proceeds from the sales of our shop are used to fund outreach, as designated by Women’s Fellowship.


The Crop Walk

Held annually in October. Volunteer walkers from all age groups solicit sponsorship in support of their success in walking six-plus miles, which represents the average distance a person in a third-world country must walk for water each day.

Pie Day / Rescue Mission Sack Lunches

Held annually on the third Sunday in February and hosted by Mayflower Circle. Profits from the sale of pies to the congregation help Women’s Fellowship with projects serving the Church and the community. Some pies are donated to the City Rescue Mission with a sack lunch prepared every third Sunday of the month.

Other Outreach

Use of facilities by community groups: Homes From Heaven's breakfast, on the first Saturday of every month, Little Dresses For Africa sewing circle, The New Ezekiel Project's public meetings, yoga classes, both floor and chair, social justice movies and events, Psychic Fairs with proceeds benefiting the Church's general operating fund, Progressive Democrat meetings, and others too numerous to mention.