First Congregational Church of Chester, NJ

Proclaiming Christ Since 1740

Missions that the FCC Supports

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.

Carmen Ministries

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.

Bible Basics International

The Navigators Ministry

Child Evangelism Fellowship

The Table

God's Fund