Our backpack drive is underway! We are gathering over 100 backpacks for children entering preschool through high school. Backpacks will be given to students in the Ann Arbor district who otherwise cannot afford school supplies to begin the new year. Please pick up a tag on Sunday or call the office. Backpacks are due back to church on August 11.
FCC is proud to partner with the following community organizations. This year we were able to offer grants to programs in these organizations that were launching innovate ways to nourish our neighbors. Many of our members also volunteer with these partner organizations.
Corner Health Center
Friends in Deed
HIV Unified Health & Beyond
Shelter Association of Washtenaw County
In partnership with the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County, First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor hosts an overnight shelter in November to house guests of the Delonis Center whom is almost always at capacity. We provide a warm place to sleep, snacks, and breakfast for 15-30 men.
During the month of February we participate in our Warming Shelter every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 am – 3 pm. Our members provide lunch, activities, support, and a safe and warm place to be during the cold day time hours.
During Christmas we collect presents to help families in need provide their children with a joy-filled holiday. During Easter we collect household gifts for the Jewish Family Services and their Refugee Resettlement Program. During the summer we collect produce from our own gardens or otherwise purchase produce to provide fresh healthy food for local distribution banks. Each week we accept non-perishable food donations as well as clothing donations.