Where Our Faith Is Active

As Christians, we believe that God calls us to accept the cost and joy of discipleship.  To that end, our members are engaged in active witness within and beyond our community.  Some are hospice volunteers, some are active in service organizations like Rotary and Kiwanis.

We visit and care for the sick and lonely. We donate regularly to the Faribault Food Shelf. We help provide worship services at three Faribault nursing homes.  Some members make quilts or shawls for critically ill children who need them. Some walk for hunger, babies and cancer research. Some volunteer with other churches in their outreach efforts. Some support outreach to the especially needy through St. Vincent de Paul.  We have also adopted a section of highway, east of Faribault.


Our Special Offerings

We are a member of a denomination: the United Church of Christ (UCC). Each congregation in our denomination is an autonomous faith community, responsible for its own decisions and for its choice of pastor. As a member of this denomination we are in covenantal relationship with the national church and with the Minnesota Conference of the national church. We join with churches across the country to take special offerings that assist particular needs. Here in Faribault, we collect funds for One Great Hour of Sharing to support partners in more than 70 countries with ministries that fund development projects, feed the victims of famine, provide services for displaced people, and respond to natural disasters. We collect funds for Strengthening the Church to support church growth and leadership development in the conferences and through the national offices of Local Church Ministries. We collect Neighbors in Need funds which go to supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including ministry carried out by the Council for American Indian Ministries (CAIM) and by the national offices of Justice and Witness Ministries. Our Christmas Fund provides financial aid to retired and active ministers and their surviving spouses and children who face overwhelming financial demands, a ministry carried out by the Pension Boards. We also give money periodically to CUE (Chicago, United and Eden Seminaries) to help defray the costs of seminary education for future church leaders. When disasters strike around the world, we also give directly to those church-wide appeals.