Our Mission board works tirelessly to help support those in need both locally and globally.
The mission project that has excited us the most is our ministry to the homeless. Because the need is so great even in and around our own communities, it has become a passion of the congregation and is the area of our greatest committment. We participate in a family shelter at a neighboring church, and at the Family Promise Day Center on Saturdays. We collect food and money for the local food banks at many times during the year.
Click here to learn more about Family Promise.
If you are interested in how you can help, check out our “Events” page for upcoming activities that support our many mission programs…at First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, we can make a difference.
On New Year’s Eve, our church volunteered to provide the meal for the Bergen County Housing Walk-in Dinner Program. We shopped, cooked, prepared and served New Year’s Eve dinner for over 100 people at the Hackensack shelter, helping to bring in the New Year in a positive gesture of sharing and caring. Thanks to everyone who volunteered!
Habitat for Humanity
Several of our members volunteered during the holidays at the gift wrapping fundraiser at the mall for Habitat for Humanity. Great way to get into the spirit of the season!
Volunteers also spent a recent Saturday working at Habitat for Humanity’s Oradell project. Habitat is building two duplexes, creating four 3-bedroom homes which will provide affordable housing for low-income families. The homeowner families are also involved in the work at various levels. Habitat’s mission is to provide affordable homes for hard-working Bergen County families.