Purpose– The Board of Outreach seeks to foster to faith in action by providing members with opportunities to give, learn, and serve. The focus is to nurture engagement with a variety of community groups, exercise prudent disbursements of the outreach funds, and honor our covenantal partnerships with the wider church. This past year we have focused on fighting hunger and poverty (both locally and globally), providing disaster relief, and addressing racial justice.
Collections for Community Partners–
Outreach coordinates monthly collections for our partners at either Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG), the Daily Bread Food Pantry in Putnam, or the Access Women’s Shelter. The congregation is very generous in supporting drives throughout the year for items such as school backpacks, Thanksgiving food baskets, and Christmas gift tags. Check the bulletin or newsletter for the current items requested and leave your donations on the designated table in Harrison Hall. Donations are blessed on communion sunday each month prior to deliery.
The Board of Outreach consists of 6 voting members, 2 church delegates, and a Green Church representative, all elected at the Annual Meeting. This Board shall provide the congregation with venues of mission at the local, state, national and global levels and shall recommend appropriate relationships and responses. It shall also maintain a covenantal relationship with our national and state denomination (UCC) and interpret its work for the congregation. It shall help the congregation define and address social and political issues from the perspective of the Christian faith.
~from FCCW Constitution and Bylaws