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An important part of Christian life is helping others. Here are some programs and ministries we support.
This year, our Easter Special Offering supports two programs, one locally and one internationally.
Tosa Community Food Pantry collects, warehouses, and distributes food to low-income families in the Wauwatosa area on an emergency need basis. Our monetary donations allow volunteers to buy non-perishable items to add to the food stocked on the shelves. Our financial support is greatly appreciated.
The Congregational Churches of Myanmar are supported through the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches' Missionary Society. Education and care helps to provide for the youth and also through this outreach shares the the gospel with the children and their parents. Please prayerfully consider giving generously to support these good works.
Congregational Home, Inc.
Founded in 1974 by the First Congregational Church of Wauwatosa, this facility provides independent living, assisted living and nursing care. The board of directors is composed primarily of members of this church. We contribute financial support to the home as well as provide many volunteers to help make the facility the truly special place that it is. Chaplain Tesha Urban provides a once-a-month Lunch at the Congregational Home invited a limited numbers of members to join residents for fellowship and delicious meals. For information on volunteering, contact Cindy Conkey, 262-781-0550. To visit the home, contact Nancy Tice , Director of Admissions and Marketing, 262-781-0550. Check out their website at http://www.congregationalhome.org
Greater Tosa Interfaith
Greater Tosa Interfaith is anoutreach program for the elderly to provide services to help the elderly remain in their homes for as long as possible. Our church contributes financial support and has members serve on the board of directors and also provides some volunteers to the organization. Check out their website at http://home.interfaithmilw.org
In September, we sell potted chrysanthemums to benefit Greater Tosa Interfaith in the Atrium of First Congregational Church. Proceeds support Greater Tosa Interfaith Neighborhood Outreach Program, which provides numerous services to older adults living in our area who lack the assistance of family, friends, or neighbors. Your support of this important mission is much appreciated! If you have any questions about Interfaith or know of someone who could use their services, please call their office at 414-453-5750.
Tosa Community Food Bank
The Tosa Food Bank serves clients living in ZIP codes 53213, 53222, 53225, 53226, or any church member attending a Wauwatosa church may use it. The pantry gives food to about 70-80 families each month who receive several bags of food depending on the family size. Our church supports the pantry with food donations and financial gifts.
St. Vincent Meal Program
The St. Vincent Meal Program provides dinners for the needy in this south side neighborhood. Our church volunteers are responsible for buying, preparing, transporting and serving the meal the first Friday of every month. Check out their website at http://www.svdpmilw.org
Ongoing Benevolence Giving
Congregational Foundation for Theological Studies (CFTS)
CFTS is an arm of the National Association of Congregational Christian churches to provide quality education in Congregational history and polity, as well as qualified leadership for the NACCC. Our church sponsors a scholarship for selected CFTS students each year. Our goal of $5,000 helps to support men and women who are pursuing ministry in a Congregational church. This year's recipient is:
Our Senior Minister, Rev. Bill Trump, was a CFTS student back in the early 80’s. You never know when the dollars we contribute will come back to benefit us in a very personal way. Please give generously, knowing that the rewards that come from your donation will benefit and help to maintain the tradition of the Congregational Way, here and abroad, for years to come.
FCC Scholarship Fund
The Scholarship Fund assists ministerial students and qualified college students who are members of our church. Scholarships and grants are made primarily to students studying for a church vocation. FCC also provides three yearly scholarships to qualified newly graduated high-school students pursuing a college degree.
Donations are also made to:
Congregational Aid Fund - This is an internal fund at our church to provide emergency assistance to church members in need.
Mission Mazahua, Mexico
Mission Mazahua, near Mexico City, addresses the needs of the whole person - social, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The church supports the mission financially and has in the past, made trips to the mission to build projects. Check out their website at http://www.mazahuamission.com
Civil Cristiana Congregational Mission, Argentina
This mission in Jardin America, Argentina, seeks to preach the Gospel, share the love and compassion of Christ through spiritual nurture and material assistance, and help families become self sufficient and gain self respect.
Milwaukee Rescue Mission
A program for families who are working on spiritual development and job opportunities in Milwaukee, WI. In Milwaukee, when men or women with children need a safe place to go, help to rebuild their lives, a hot meal or a long-term solution, they come to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. The Mission provides Christian care and support to people who are truly in need. Check out their website at http://www.milmission.org