With God, FCC will set the table for all who hunger and thirst.
If you are interested in helping allocate/steward our congregation’s mission giving and coordinate mission outreach activities, please consider joining the Mission Giving & Outreach Committee. This is a group of members who coordinate activities like our Mission Fair, FCC’s IHN hosting, our relationship with ESM and more! Please contact Sky Foerster for further information and to let us know of your interest!
Our mission is to express the love and welcome of Christ through word and action in our community and the wider world.
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you? And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” ~ Matthew 25:37-40 ~
As a church we are a people called to embrace the mystery of God
Through your generous contributions to the church’s Mission Giving & Outreach (MG&O), many worthwhile programs, events, and people are given the support that is needed to continue in their work.
What is Mission Giving and Outreach (MG+O)
This committee is composed of church members whose function is to support local, national, and worldwide missions by disbursing funds pledged by the Church’s congregation to the mission budget. The Committee also provides opportunities for participation in community service projects and outreach. Mission Giving & Outreach have a separate budget from the local church’s operating budget. The approximate pledged income for the MG&O budget is $100,000.
Each year, members and friends of First Congregational Church are asked to make two good faith pledges in support of the church:
1. The local operating budget, and
2. The Mission Giving and Outreach (MG&O)
Building Connection Mission Fair
The Mission Giving & Outreach (MG&O) Committee holds its Annual Mission Fair themed “Partners in Service.” The MG&O Committee invites local and national organizations that FCUCC sponsored. MG&O envisions the Mission Fair as an opportunity for congregants to connect with these organizations or even volunteer their time. The Mission Fair is a success for MG&O but more importantly it afforded the following 26 organizations and congregants the opportunity to interact and forge new relationships. In 2012 the Mission Fair added Faith Formation classes for adult and children.
Attending organizations of the 2015 Mission Fair on September 20, 2015 were:
Colorado Springs Teen Court
Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition
One Nation Walking Together
Community Partnership for Child
Partners in Housing
Court Care for the Pikes Peak Region
Peak Vista Community Health
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care
Family Mentor Alliance
Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission
Project Angel Heart
Finding Our Voices
Seeds Community Café
Global Ministries: Syrian Refugee Project
Southern Colorado Aids Project
Innovations in Aging
Tri- Lakes Cares
Inside Out Youth Services
Voices of Grief
Lutheran Family Services