First UCC’s Christian Witness Committee focuses on promoting the local, regional, national and international outreach of the church. Our mission is to educate the congregation on the needs of the community and the larger church, encouraging them to participate in the financial and hands-on support needed to make a difference to those in need in our neighborhood and beyond.
Our strong commitment to serving the downtown community is witnessed through our spiritual, volunteer and financial support of many organizations which include but are not limited to:
• Trinity Ark Soup Kitchen
• Safe Harbor Lunch program
• ProJeCt of Easton
• Angel Tree Holiday gifts program
• Local Crop Walk event
• Holiday contributions to congregants in need
Our members participate in and generously support these programs that financially assist people in need beyond the Easton area:
• Crop Walk
• One Great Hour of Sharing
• Neighbors in Need
• Our Church’s Wider Mission
We also foster relationships and provide financial support to the following institutions associated with the United Church of Christ:
• Phoebe-Devitt Home for the Aged
• Bethany Home for Children
Through the year we also hold other special outreach events such as -
"Community Connection", an open house where representatives from all our local assistance agencies come to share information with the community. Free health screenings and lunch is available.
"Cover The Piggies" Community Shoe Drive, where local families that registered their children received free, new or nearly new sneakers for their kids for the upcoming school year along with free breakfast and some school supplies.