Missions

Both as individuals and as a congregation, we have been given a mission to accomplish.  A distinguishing mark of this congregation is its commitment to making Christ’s love known through concrete action.  Here are some of the ways we do this:  2nd and 4th Tuesday Banquet along with other River Falls churches, we help serve a free hot meal at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.  To volunteer to help serve, cook or clean up, please contact the church.

Among Friends – Among Friends is a friendly, locally-run social respite day program for older adults with memory loss and their caregivers, located right here at First Congregational Church in River Falls. For more information, visit our Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/amongfriendsrf

Assistance & Resource Center, Inc. (ARC) – ARC’s mission is to provide short-term financial assistance to members of the community to help meet their basic needs and provide access to additional resources.  We support their mission financially and with volunteers.  For more information see the website or contact the church office.

www.arcriverfalls.org

Food PantryRiver Falls Food Pantry – We support our local River Falls Food Pantry located at 222 North Main Street.  There are bins at the church where you can leave donations which are delivered weekly.

www.rfcfp.org

FMSC_logo_blockFeed My Starving Children – Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.  Children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and then they are shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world.  Every second month, we go to the Eagan location to pack meals.  The work is easy and there is just a 2-hour time commitment.  

www.fmsc.org

Habitat for Humanity – Whether building a house here in River Falls or along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, our church members are active in Habitat for Humanity.  For the latest build and schedule, contact the local Habitat Office in River Falls at (715) 425-5623.

www.scvhabitat.org

Journey House Campus Ministry (UWRF) – An ecumenical outreach to students and faculty at UWRF, Journey House offers Bible studies, meals, mission trips and a place to belong when far from home.  Please contact Yvonne Wilken, Campus Ministry Coordinator, (715) 425-2391.

www.journeyhousecampusministry.org

Our Neighbors PlaceOur Neighbors’ Place – Our Neighbors’ Place provides shelter and support services to families and individuals of Pierce and St. Croix Counties to help people move toward independence and self sufficiency. Our Neighbors’ Place Day Center offers individuals assistance with their basic needs, safety, access to information.  Check out their website to see how YOU can become involved!

www.ourneighborsplace.org

Simpson Homeless Shelter in Minneapolis – A long-standing mission outreach, we supply volunteer meals and funding for this shelter in South Minneapolis.  For more information, contact the church office and see the website.

www.simpsonhousing.org

Brazilian Healthcare Mission – Barb de Souza, an ordained member of our congregation, runs a series of healthcare clinics in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  We support her through our prayers and financial gifts.

de Souza NEWSLETTER 7 June 2016

Back Bay Mission Trips are an opportunity to put faith in action by painting and repairing houses.  Below are some pictures from the trip in March of 2014.  Click on the box to see the picture full size.