The FCC Social Justice and Witness Committee has a variety of groups working on diverse projects. Check out some of the ways First Congregational Church has been working to address justice issues in our community.
The Open and Affirming Group organized the FCC booth at the Eugene Pride Festival, and thanks to the support of many members of the church, handed out delicious cookies and dog treats, gave away stickers and buttons, and answered questions about First Congregational Church and its position on LGBTQIA+ issues. It was a heart warming event.
FCC had requests from local groups to help youth in our area, and our church responded with amazing generosity:
- 20 beautiful birthday bags were created for children served through Shelter Care
- We collected armloads of diapers, clothes and art supplies for Bags of Love, a local non-profit serving children who are in crisis due to neglect, abuse or homelessness;
- 60 snack bags were created and clothing was collected for youth served by New Roads, a Looking Glass program serving unhoused youth in Lane County.
A warm thank you to everyone who contributed to these efforts! First Congregational Church contributed $1,200 to the Interfaith Food Hub, our second contribution this year to this group, to support feeding those who are hungry in our community.
The SJW Committee began conversations about Health Care for All and what that could look like for Oregonians. Look for more information this fall.
If you’d like to get involved, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome new voices and perspectives.