To Believe is to Care. To Care is to Do.


Outreach is the activity of providing services to any population that might not otherwise have access to those services. A key component of outreach is that the group providing it is not stationary, but mobile; in other words, it involves meeting someone in need of an outreach service at the location where they are.

Our Outreach strives to grow support in our local communities and all over the world. FCUCC believes in combining faith and justice and incorporate that into our daily lives. We stand up for many community and social issues and volunteer to help our communities when there is a need.

  • We voice our opinions on injustices in our society whenever we see them occur
  • We studied “Anne Frank’s Message for the 21st Century Event” with women from TBS and the Islamic center by reading portions of Anne’s diary.
  • On the first Sunday of each month, a special “Bread Basket” offering is received for outreach projects such as bereavement support groups, Church World Services, Good Samaritan Fund, Interfaith Emergency Services, United Church of Christ special offering, and Widowed Persons Services.  Our church members also give their time and talents to these groups and other outreach organizations.
  • Every year members of our church join the march for MLK

Our Community Outreach participates and donates funds to local community groups and the 5 United Church of Christ requests.  Many of our church members are involved in community organizations dealing with the homelessness, LGBTQIA+ rights, racial issues, foster children, mental health, support for seniors and pet rescue to name a few.

Each month church members provide an evening meal to the residents of Interfaith’ s homeless shelter. We collect food and hygiene items throughout the year for both Interfaith and the Homeless Student Liaison program.  We inform church members of social justice issues and promote programs of action when necessary.  Further, our church responds to local, state, county, and international emergency needs.

Other Programs

Opportunities exist in worship, music, education, leadership, outreach, finance, church growth, property management, fellowship, youth events, women’s and men’s gatherings, and wherever there is a need.  Brochures and more information are available at the church office. 

Many of our members join the Bridges Project of Marion County and the monthly forum meetings.

Outreach to Others

  • Interfaith Emergency Services
  • Provide a monthly meal at IES
  • PACE
  • Open Arm Village
  • Community with a Heart
  • Any other local needs