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 2020
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: Dakota Land Recovery/Makoce Ikikcupi. A nonprofit organization dedicated to reparative justice that gathers funds from white settlers to recover Dakota land.
March: MN Foodshare /Community Emergency Service Food Shelf We join the statewide campaign to feed the hungry. In March, MN Foodshare will match funds that are raised for local food shelves. Community Emergency Service is the food shelf at which we volunteer monthly to pack and deliver groceries.
April: 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: University Area Sanctuary Coalition. These funds help to provide sanctuary and they also provide a variety of supports for our immigrant neighbors: legal counsel, medical care, and help with other basic needs.
August: Guatemala ministry. This offering raises funds to support our confirmation class trips to the San Lucas Mission (the Christmas offering is given directly to the mission itself).
September: Lexington Commons ministry. The funds collected support the monthly meal at Lexington Commons as well as welcome baskets for new residents and other special projects.
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.