Service Opportunities

Dismas House

On the 4th Wednesday of every month a group of volunteers from First Church provide dinner for 10-15 residents and staff at the Winooski Dismas House. The Dismas House organization describes its purpose as follows: “We continue our mission of reconciling prisoners with society and society with prisoners. With your continued support, we are working locally to serve former prisoners in their difficult transition from prison to the community, assuring harmony in their lives and greater public safety.” Each month, 4 volunteers are needed to purchase and prepare the meal. There is no age limit on who can volunteer, and you can donate part of the meal even if you are not able to attend. Many people from our community have volunteered and found it to be a fun, rewarding mission! Contact: Dan Fortier

Jamaica Mission Trip

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Our mission is to foster an understanding of our global community through intergenerational volunteer work in Jamaica, West Indies. We are working to develop and cultivate an ongoing relationship with a community in Jamaica, W.I. that offers youth and adults from FCCEJ and the surrounding communities the opportunity to travel to Jamaica every other year to work on mutually agreed upon service projects. Contact: Sharon Dettenrieder

Mission Possible

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Reach out… Make a difference… Connect with others… Learn something new

“Mission Possible!” is the joint committee (Missions and Christian Education) that plans opportunities for people to put their faith in action. Our goal is to provide hands-on volunteer experiences for all ages, to bring members of our congregation together for mission outreach, and to connect service to learning – about different populations and community needs, and about the many nonprofit organizations that are there to help. Contact: Peter Schmalz