Missions We Support
Missions We Support
First Congregational Church of Chester has made a long tradition of supporting many Christian Missions outside of our Congregation. Our practice is unless otherwise designated, 15% of each week’s offering is given to help support one of over 12 organizations. Following is a sample of the Missions we help support.
Our Haiti Mission:
Dayspring Ministries is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry whose mission is to encourage and support the people of the Light & Peace Mission churches in Haiti. Donations to Dayspring support the Light & Peace Christian School, My Father’s House orphanage, a Food Program for the elderly and disabled, and a Family Health Clinic. Helpers are always needed to collect and pack donated clothing and other items to be transported to Haiti. Families and individuals are needed to sponsor the children in the school and orphanage.
Good News Home for Women
The Good News Home for Women is a long-term residential rehabilitation center for women who want to overcome the life-destroying effects of alcohol and other drug addictions. Founded as a Christian nonprofit organization in 1983 by the late G. Tracy Ginsburg, the Home offers a holistic approach of healing to the mind, body and spirit. The on-going process of recovery and growth is achieved at the Home through a comprehensive non-denominational, but spiritually focused program.
Services are offered to women, 18 years of age and older, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin or the ability to pay.
Market Street Mission
The Market Street Mission ministers to the homeless, helpless, and hopeless in Northern NJ by meeting their
physical, emotional, and spiritual needs through a structured program which enables them to lead
responsible, productive lives.
Our mission is to provide every youthful offender the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel, to grow in his or her relationship with Christ, and to become a responsible, contributing adult.
In order to achieve our mission, we have set two goals:
- To establish a presence in all state and county juvenile facilities in New Jersey whereby offenders have the opportunity to attend weekly Bible Study Sessions and to participate in one-on-one Christian mentoring, and
- To have 100 of our boys involved in some form of secondary education by year-end 2008.
We seek to achieve our goals by maintaining our existing Bible Study Sessions and by adding more Bible Study Sessions in New Jersey county and state facilities until all facilities are covered. In order to meet our educational goals, Carmen Ministries offers encouragement and ongoing support to our boys in their pursuit of continuing education at all levels removing obstacles as needed.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
The Table is a ministry of FCCC that provides a meal open to the community on the last Sunday of the month at 5:00pm in Zezzo Hall. All are welcome and there is no charge, just come hungry.
God’s Fund is another ministry of FCCC to provide emergency funds for people in our community who are in financial need. emergency funds may be provided for food, utility bills, or other financial emergencies.