The Outreach Committee is taking a special offering for two weeks this June. Please consider donating as you are able to these organizations that align with our mission. You can donate in one of two ways:
- Donate online via paypal – choose “June Special Offering” from the programs drop-down menu: http://tinyurl.com/fccboffering
- Mailing a check to us at our mailing address:
First Congregational Church
PO Box 4183, Bellevue, WA 98009
This local non-profit helps homeless and at-risk families with children in King County to become stable and self-sufficient. They stabilize families in 37 Attain Housing apartments and in units owned by others, then assist the families with services, including case management, on the way to permanent housing. They also work to enable people to remain in stable housing, and in 2020, helped over 162 households with financial assistance to avoid eviction or move-in assistance.
This offering UCC supports leadership development, new churches, youth ministry, and innovation in existing congregations within our denomination. In doing so, it allows the church to better meet the emerging needs of local communities. Funds are evenly split between our Pacific Northwest Conference and the national UCC.
This non-profit buys and forgives portfolios of medical debt around the United States, which allows them to forgive thousands of people’s debts at once. One dollar donated enables $100 of debt to be forgiven. They select portfolios for individuals who are at or near the poverty level, in order to give them a fresh start and a new possibility for financial stability.