There is a lot going on with social justice at FCC!

  • The Green Team hosted its third plastic recycling event at the end of April and saved more than 300 pounds of plastic from the landfill that couldn’t be recycled curbside like lids and #2, #4 and #5.
  • The Green Team also worked with the Facilities Committee to request an energy consultation from EWEB. There are lighting rebates that we will access as we improve lighting in the church and some reduction in energy use through smart thermostats. Many of you have asked about solar panels on our FCC roof. The roof is nearing the end of its life, so experts recommend we wait for solar panels until the roof is replaced.
  • Thank you to Don Gall for hosting the fascinating conversation about climate change, a big concern for many FCC members.
  • Thank you to Nancy Menning for leading the book group discussion on Braiding Sweetgrass and for the Adult Education presentation on Earth Stewardship. Both of these conversations address how we can honor our relationship with the environment.
  • FCC has contributed $1,200 so far this year to the Interfaith Food Hub that provides food to those who are hungry.
  • The Sandwich Making Tuesday group is making lots of yummy sandwiches for those who are hungry.
  • The Little Food Pantry continues to serve a large number of people in our community; donations are always needed. There is a barrel in the lobby of the church for food to be dropped off as you go to church. We have been asked about fresh food – and the answer is yes! There is a rapid turn over so fresh vegetables and fruits are useful as well as fresh baked goods.
  • The ONA team is preparing for Pride Festival on August 12. Look for more information to come.
  • May was Mental Health awareness month and our WISE group (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, and Engaged) sponsored its second book reading dealing with mental health.

If you would like to get involved in any of the Social Justice and Witness activities, contact Val Close by email at