First Church of Christ has a long and committed history of serving others locally, nationally and globally. Thanks to the generosity and work of our members we provide food for our hungry neighbors, create affordable housing, provide much needed medical care in Uganda, tutor elementary children in North Hartford to name but a few of our mission activities.

First Church also gives financial support to many mission and outreach organizations including; Hands of Hartford, Gifts of Love, Covenant to Care, Healing Meals

Beyond these important financial donations we seek to maximize the “hands on” mission opportunities we offer which provide meaningful connections and relationships with those we serve.

Current Opportunities to Serve:
Please feel free to contact the people shown to express your interest, get more information or sign up. 

Volunteer to distribute fresh healthy food to our neighbors in need from the Foodshare Truck in our church parking lot every other Monday at 1:00pm.  Debi Ackels 860-997-9600

Plant, weed and harvest organic vegetables at the Simsbury Community Farm for clients of Gifts of Love in Avon.  Dane Woodberry 860-658-7996

Support the The Masooli Project, Inc. in Uganda which provides much needed medical care in this impoverished village.  Rick Dupree 860-651-4384

Help fill Care Bags with basic clothing, toiletries, books and toys for children removed from their homes by the Dept of Social Services and placed in Foster Homes.  Terry Carlson 860-651-6109

Help Healing Meals Community Project by preparing and delivering 100% healthy organic meals to local families going through a health crisis.  Sarah Leathers 860-463-9205

Knit Prayer Shawls for members of FC and our community. Shawls provide comfort to many in our church community. Barbara Patterson 860-658-5554

Support HANA (Hartford Area Neighbors’ Alliance), as this group seeks to resettle a refugee family in the Hartford area.  Louise & Frank Gould 860-874-3452

Help welcome and support the interns in the UCC Young Adult Service Communities (YASC) Program who have and will join us for a year beginning each Sept.  They will live at 6 West St. and will work at nonprofit agencies in Hartford.   Jennifer Sanborn 860-651-3593

Tutor at Simpson Waverly Elementary School in North Hartford.  Rev. Kevin Weikel 860-324-5630

Join our partnering with Journey Home, an organization that places chronically homeless people in their own apartment.  Nancy Yannopoulos 860-214-8395

Select a Christmas Gift for children served by Covenant to Care…it may be the only gift they receive.  Laurie Dupree 860-651-4384

Volunteer at the Toy Shoppe and Holiday Party in Hartford hosted by Hands On Hartford for many families that they serve.  Dave Wadhams 860-836-7368

Prepare and serve a delicious meal on New Year’s Day to some of Hartford’s low income and homeless people.  Dave Wadhams 860-836-7368

Below is a list of programs for which we provide ongoing support:

Back Bay Mission – A UCC based mission

Christian Activities Council

Covenant to Care

The Faith Mulira Health Care Center Masooli, Uganda 


Gifts of Love


Hands on Hartford

Healing Meals

Heifer International

Journey Home

Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) 

Rebuilding Together 

South Park Inn