This team provides methods for collecting various items which can be turned in for funds/recycling/reuse, such as eyeglasses, cell phones, printer cartridges and Boxtops for Education. They also collect coupons, pop can tabs, and other occasional items! Collection bins are outside the church office, and in the lower level, by the kitchenette!
Come join this group as they meet each Sunday morning in the conference room to pray for our community, our world and our congregation. All are welcome.
Meeting time: Sunday mornings at 9:15 AM.
This ministry provides children/families with age-appropriate books to promote early literacy. It is organized under the auspices of the the Mission: Possible! Team, and is set up to pass out books to pantry clients and their children. It is effectively run by one church member who makes sure there are adequate books available for the pantry clients every day that the pantry is open. The pantry volunteers are instrumental in distributing the books and keeping the book cart full of choices for the pantry clients!
Our gardeners plant and maintain the pantry garden! Their fresh produce supplements the food orders in the food pantry.
Meeting time: Spring – Fall as needed
Members of this team provide master landscape plans and plantings for the church.
Meeting time: They meet at church as needed.
First Congregational Church has served the local Rochester area and residents for over 180 years and continually strives to meet the future needs of its growing community more effectively.