We are a caring community.
We model love and demand justice wherever they are needed.
As an open and spiritually diverse Christian community, we exist to empower our members to give evidence of their faith through their daily lives. Our building and grounds (located on the north side of Sheboygan) support the following community ministries and programs:
REFUGEE SUPPORT COMMUNITY
Area UCC congregations work together to network and support newly resettled refugees (from Syria, Somalia, Myanmar, etc.).
Contact Heidi Boehmer or check out the Facebook group “Refugee Support Community Sheboygan” and ask to join.
The Community Grants Ministry is guided by FCC’s Christian Service Board which awards more than $50,000 in grants annually to organizations and FCC members who are meeting the ever-changing and critical food, shelter, education, mental and physical health needs within our community. Click here to learn more about some of the community organizations assisted in the past.
LAUNDRY LOVE MINISTRY
4th Wednesday of each month
Laundry Love is a local ministry for people who are struggling financially. We believe that everyone deserves to have fresh, clean clothes to wear. A team of volunteers meets at Midway Laundry on the 4th Wednesday of each month to sign in guests, help load laundry, and feed quarters into the machines. Volunteers also provide snacks, toiletries, and crafts for kids. Get involved.
SHEBOYGAN WINTER FARMERS MARKET
1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Join us in Lucas Hall the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month (November thru early May) from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Products available include: Apples, Honey, Baked Goods, Herbs, Soups, Jams & Jellies, Canned Fruits and Vegetables, Cheese, Pork, Eggs, Lamb, Poultry, Beef, Maple Syrup, Greek Pastries, Coffees and much more. The Farmer's Market is sponsored by the Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization.
4th Thursday of the month, 10:30 am-2:00 pm
The Community Cafe, run by the Sheboygan County Food Pantry and other partners, provides lunch from 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Monday-Saturday, at St. Luke UMC (623 Ontario Avenue in Sheboygan). FCC provides volunteers and soup on the fourth Thursday of the month. We need six people to help with light food prep, setting up and serving lunch, hospitality, and clean up. The shift runs from 10:30 am-2:00 pm. We also need a gallon of soup from three people. Pastor Julia will provide you with instructions for soup donation. See our E-post for opportunities to be involved.
MALAWI LITERACY PROJECT
The Malawi Literacy Project supports education in Malawi through two avenues. Under the leadership of Nancy Buhr, FCC has provided continuing education scholarships to Malawi graduates of Lakeland University as well as awarding scholarships for Malawi students who are pursuing an education in teaching. Under the leadership of Lisa Vihos, FCC has funded the first stages of the Lilongwe Children's Reading Garden (modeled on Sheboygan's Bookworm Gardens) as well as funding the building of a library at the Demonstration School in Lilongwe.