Every year, a portion of our congregation's financial collection is shared with community organizations who serve our community and seek to bring hope, love, and light into the world! In 2021, First Church supported:
Carty Cupboard - Food Pantry
Dismas House - Supporting former prisoners in greater Worcester
United Church of Christ - Supporting the wider work of the UCC
UCC Storm Relief - Supporting the Disasters Ministry of the UCC
Worcester Prison Ministries
On the first Sunday of every month, as we celebrate Holy Communion, we take up the call of Jesus to feed, both physically and spiritually. Donations of non-perishable, shelf-stable items can be brought and placed in the baskets by the front of the sanctuary before or after the service. All donates need to have a good expiration date. To learn more, or to see what "wish list" items are needed, check out the bulletin board in the narthex or our newsletter!
On the first Sunday of every month, also as a response to Communion, we collect a special offering for the Deacon's Fund. These funds are available to the Pastor to provide one-time, emergency assistance to a neighbor in need. The pastor will also help connect individuals with community resources which may be able to help further.
Our church is proud to offer space for all who seek the community and care of AA!
3 additional congregations utilize our church space every weekend for worship!
On the second Monday of each month, our church hosts the local neighborhood watch
meeting as caring community members come together to support our local community
and connect with law enforcement.
Other community groups also use our Fellowship Hall, Parlor, or Sanctuary for events
as they arise. If you are seeking space and wonder if First Church might be the place
for your one-time or regular event, email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call at 508-752-4635.