Serving Internationally and Nationally
Our congregation supports various outreach programs in the U.S. and abroad that serve the poor and others who need assistance.
Refugee Family Resettlement Project
Beginning in Spring 2016 we are co-sponsoring a Syrian refugee family in partnership with Refugee One, a resettlement organization in the Chicago area. Our refugee ministry team prepared an apartment for the family and helps with language skills, errands, paperwork, homework, and job interview prep. To donate cash or help with household supplies, click here. For more info on the refugee ministry team and forms of assistance that would be helpful, contact Pam Kendall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We support the United Methodist Committee on Relief, aka UMCOR, the non-profit global humanitarian aid organization of our denomination. Respected worldwide, UMCOR works in more than 80 countries, with the mission to alleviate human suffering caused by war, conflict, or natural disaster. Every penny given to UMCOR goes directly to relief efforts. You can donate to UMCOR online here.
First Church operates a large and longstanding Rummage Sale and gives the proceeds each year to mission causes, many of them national and international efforts. Advance dates are set for dropping off gently used clothing and household items. Donations of time are particularly appreciated.
Alternative Christmas Giving
Through Alternative Christmas Giving church members support causes such as Curt’s Café, UMCOR, and Heifer International, helping local ex-convicts, disaster victims, and poor persons around the world.
Our congregation provides missionary support to Helen Roberts-Evans, an Evanston native who serves in Liberia, Africa through the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. In Liberia Roberts-Evans works to improve educational access and opportunities for children and to improve water quality and access.