Church is very active in missions and in sharing God's love with
the world around us. As a congregation we believe that we are called
to minister to those in need in both spiritual and tangible ways.
On the fourth Monday
of every month we prepare and serve dinner to the hungry of our community.
We are active in the life of the Ramona Food and Clothes Closet and
the In His Steps Recovery homes. We provide community leadership for
the CROP Walk for the Hungry and Christmas Food Program. We travel to
Mexico regularly to build homes for families there and care for the
educational needs of several children in Tijuana's poorest colonias.
Everyone from our youngest Sunday schoolers to our oldest members are
encouraged to put their faith to work through the mission life of our
church. Continue on this page for more in depth information on
some of our biggest projects, or click on the link to the left.
Corazon: Through the non-profit organization "Corazon" (In Spanish, "Heart") we are very active
in ministry in Northern Baja California. Twice a year, First Congregational Church builds a simple,
lasting home for a needy Mexican family.
Spring and Fall we accomplish the home build in a single long, but
exciting day. In 2010 we will celebrate the building of our 35th
home. Click this link
to see photos of the recent homebuild. (use your back button to
addition to the homebuilding mission, our church sponsors an elementary,
middle school and high School youth and provides for the costs of their
education. In January, we also collect blankets and jackets for folks in the
Tijuana colonias who need that gift of warmth.
offer your help or for more information, contact our church Mission
Board or Corazon directly at www.corazon.org.
As Corazon says: "There are no Borders on Dreams and No Boundaries
Walk: Each year our Church joins with thousands of other
congregations across the country in the CROP Walk for the Hungry.
Members of our church family gather sponsors and then walk 5 Kilometers
to raise awareness and funds to fight world hunger. The money
to the areas of greatest need in our world. This year our CROP
Walk is on May 22nd. If you would like to participate... please
call the church office.
His Steps:In His Steps is a Ramona based ministry dedicated
to helping people with Alcohol, Drug and other Life controlling
problems. There are residential homes for both men and
women. First Congregational is one of nine
local churches who offer financial and personal commitments to the
program. The In His Steps family worships in our Sanctuary
every Wednesday evening.
Season Missions: The months of November and December are especially
active months for our Missions program. In November we participate
in Operation Christmas Child, as church members and friends pack
shoe boxes full of gifts for Children in need. In December we
begin our ADOPT-A-FAMILY Christmas mission, and furnish all the
ingredients necessary for 15 needy families to have a
each Christmas Eve a special mission offering is received to help in the
most important area of need in our world at that time.