Thank you for supporting First Church with your prayers, your presence and your financial gifts.
Checks to First Congregational Church may be sent by mail to: 500 8th Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Click on this link to proceed to our online giving page. There, you will be able to make a one time or recurring gift to our General Fund or to the Special Offering we are receiving gifts for this month (see the list below). You may make a gift by credit card or through your checking or saving accounts. Please note that credit card transactions carry service fees (3.5% for AmEx, 2.75% for Visa, MC, Discover). We would be grateful if you choose to increase your donation to cover that fee.
Schedule of Monthly Special Offerings for 2017
As a congregation, we support the following partners with our time, energy and monetary gifts.
January: Isaiah MN Congregations, clergy, and people of faith acting collectively and powerfully towards racial and economic equity in the state of Minnesota.
February: Sanctuary This offering will support efforts to provide sanctuary to undocumented immigrants, through First Church’s direct efforts or through those of another local congregation.
March: One Great Hour of Sharing The UCC joins together with several denominations to fund poverty relief, water programs, and disaster response around the world.
May: MN Interfaith Power and Light MN IPL responds to climate change by bringing Minnesota’s faith communities together and providing opportunities for congregations to join the growing climate justice movement.
June: Strengthen the Church Supports the UCC in developing new congregations, revitalizing existing churches, and reaching out youth and young adults. Half of the offering stays in the MN Conference and half is shared with the National UCC.
July: Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (JRLC) Guided by God’s vision of the common good as reflected in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions, JRLC mobilizes religious communities to influence public policy in Minnesota
August: Outfront MN and UCC Open and Affirming Ministry OutFront Minnesota’s mission is to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence. The UCC open and affirming advocates for the LGBT community in the UCC.
September: Marcy School Weekend Meals Project We have the opportunity to join with other local congregations/neighborhood groups to work with “The Sheridan Story” organization to provide weekend meals for families in need at Marcy Open School, a K-8 magnet school in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood.
October: Neighbors in Need UCC Special Offering Funds the work of service and justice through grants offered to congregations and non profit organizations. Supports the ministry of our American Indian churches through the Council for American Indian Ministry.
November: Good Neighbor Offering Supports several of our partners in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood: Southeast Seniors, Eastside Meals on Wheels, Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association and Restorative Justice Community Action.
December (received on Christmas Eve): Christmas Fund and San Lucas Mission The Christmas Fund offers emergency support to retired UCC clergy and supplements the income of those with inadequate pensions. The San Lucas Mission supports the community of San Lucas Toliman in Guatemala through a variety of projects directed by the local people.