Everyone has a GIFT to share. At First Church we encourage members and friends to use their God-given gifts to support many local missions. With our dollars and hands, these members and friends are seen all over the community sharing their time and talent with:
- the hospitals
- CROP walk
- Salvation Army
- nursing homes
- Howe resource center
- and various other community agencies
We hope that you will consider your gifts and seek ways to share them with a servant’s heart!
In 1944, a youth minister in Minneapolis, Minnesota began providing opportunities for youth to experience traveling to a mission site to serve and share Christian fellowship with youth from other churches. This was the beginning of YouthWorks, which has grown to be a popular life-changing, Christ-centered youth mission opportunity for people ages 12 to 19.
- Our youth have traveled to Indian reservations, inner cities, rural areas and to Mexico to work, to share and grow.
- Six years ago YouthWorks arrived in Green Bay, making its home at First Church. This partnership has seen hundreds of youth pass through our doors, as they served agencies and people in our community.
To learn more about YouthWorks, "connect" with us or log on to www.youthworks.com.
Back Bay Mission - Biloxi, Mississippi
The Back Bay Mission was founded by a local United Church of Christ in Biloxi in 1922. Although that congregation is no longer in the area, our denomination continues to support this important ministry.
Most recently, following hurricane Katrina, the Executive Counsel of First United Church elected to make the Back Bay Mission a priority. Weeks after the hurricane, in October of 2005, a team was sent to work in Biloxi. They provided much needed physical support and emotional care. Several more trips have followed.
For more information on this ministry, "connect" with us or visit www.thebackbaymission.org