How to get involved
First Church is a servant church. What’s that mean? It means we are servants of God and servants of the world. When we give ourselves in love, we find our true selves… and true joy. Let us share that with you. Jump in! Get involved in serving others in big ways and small, locally or globally
Here’s a partial list of ways to do just that… and folks are always finding new ways to act on God’s call to serve the world. If you have a group to add to the list, get in touch with the leaders of the Outreach Board Holly Franquet (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gerry Kuroghlian (email@example.com) or one of the pastors—David or Jen.
Project Learn – Help Bridgeport kids in after school homework help and tutoring
Read Aloud and Mentor – Enrich a child’s life through the School Volunteer Association Bridgeport
Center for Women and Families – Help victims of domestic violence find safety and rebuild their lives.
Youth in Crisis – Help teens in crisis find their way and reconcile with their families
Mercy Learning Center – Help mothers learn to read and earn their GED
CO-OP Center – Help ex-offenders gain job skills and rebuild their lives
Operation Hope Suppers – Prepare the Sunday evening meal for the guests of Operation Hope Shelters
CROP Walk – Walk with hundreds of others to raise funds for hunger relief here and around the world
Habitat for Humanity – Build decent housing for God’s people in need
Westbridge Coalition – Repair housing for low income seniors
Parish Court – Provide friendship, enrichment and community for elders in senior housing
Simply Smiles – Housing, food and support for residents of Oaxaca Mexico and the Cheyenne River Reservation
Machui Community Mission – Health care, education and vocational training in Zanzibar, Tanzania
Sunday of Service
On the first Sunday of May our congregation spreads out into metropolitan Bridgeport to serve the community, spending the morning and afternoon engaging the world. At the end of the day we return t church for dinner and worship with Holy Communion. It’s a great day of energy, fun and community spirit!