Green Ministry The Green Team focuses on how the church community can become a better steward of God’s creation by working toward developing sustainable practices and systems in the church and use that knowledge to do the same in our own lives. Learn more about what we’re doing here.
Diaper Ministry The FCCB diaper bank was established to ensure that all children in Whatcom County have clean, dry diapers. For a family in crisis or transition, the cost of keeping a child in a clean, dry diaper is prohibitive. Without the means to purchase a healthy supply of diapers, families may be forced to leave their children in soiled diapers, which can lead to health problems, not to mention unhappy children —and, by extension, unhappy families. The FCCB diaper bank distributes diapers through two partner agencies —Interfaith Coalition and The Opportunity Council. Donate diapers, money or time: if you’d like to volunteer to help set up diaper drives around the city, transport diapers to & from FCCB, or help spread the word contact email@example.com
Food Bank The first Sunday of each month is Food Bank Food First Sunday. We collect non-perishable food items or monetary donations for the Food Bank. Monetary donations allows the Food Bank to purchase perishable items like milk. The Bellingham Food Bank distributes food Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday evenings from 5 – 7 p.m. For more information about the food bank check out their website http://www.bellinghamfoodbank.org/home.
Youth Mission Trip The opportunities here abound – one year this is a local opportunity, one year an international opportunity, one year the group travels to the National Youth Event, and one year the group goes to the Regional Youth Event.
New Orleans FCCB has been able to send an adult mission trip group to New Orleans for the last three years to work with the UCC Disaster, Recovery and Relief and the South Central Conference. We have had the opportunity to be “Bearers of Hope” and a presence that demonstrates God’s companionship as the people and communities of New Orleans are empowered to rebuild their lives and move back into their homes. Each year the adult mission trip group shares their experiences as they participate in worship once a year. To see photos and stories from past trips go to our New Orleans blog https://fccb.net/rebuild/.
Community Meal The Community Meal is served one Sunday a month at Assumption Church. 500 meals are served each time. Each month 15-16 volunteers from FCCB volunteer to serve, set up or clean up for the Community Meal. The Community Meal dates for 2011 are – June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25 and October 30.
Just Peace Church For the Board of Mission and Justice at the First Congregational Church, the process of living into peace and justice involves self discovery, self exploration and self determination around the issues of what it means to live a life of peace and justice.
This means we will examine our lives and how we go about our everyday living. This discovery involves several aspects of justice including economic, environmental, and spiritual justice as well as nonviolence. Our feeling is that it is essential to consider these issues for healing in the world. Through our work and faith we know that God is still speaking; and together we can help this voice be heard. We are Christ’s hands and it is important to see how our lives touch those around us. We are presenting these issues to our church family and feel that a positive outcome will be a benefit to our wider community. We hope to one day declare ourselves a Peace and Justice Church where people will come and know we walk the path of hope for a peaceful and just world.