"Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”" Isaiah 6:8 (NIV)
First Congregational is a missional church. Service is in our very DNA. If you have a heart for the poor and marginalized of our city, there are ways you can get involved in outreach.
As we outline on our How We Give page, we have organizations that we support. There are opportunities to volunteer directly with them. If you are interested, please email the church office and we can connect you. If you would like to learn more about any of these outreach opportunities or have some ideas of your own, please speak to our Council Outreach Rep here.
Sunday Supper The Sunday Suppers are held every Sunday late afternoon at St. Andrew's United Church on the corner of Robie and Coburg. Volunteers are always welcome. First Congregational is on a rotating list of churches that provide the main meal to the suppers twice a year. To help with this, please contact us and we can let you know which dates we are scheduled for. We will have pans, delivery instructions and recipes at the church the week before the date.
Souls Harbour Rescue Mission Souls Harbour has regular special holiday meals and events such as winter clothing giveaways that require large numbers of volunteers. There are also opportunities to serve at their drop-in during the week. First Congregational has organized a drive for winter hats, mittens/gloves and socks for the Mission in the past, and has sent a number of volunteers to their meals. You can contact them directly here.
Brunswick Street Mission Breakfasts If you're an early riser, this might be a good outreach for you! At least a few times a year we gather a team of volunteers to prepare and serve the breakfast at the Brunswick Street Mission. Please click here for more info.