Caring for the community and the world
At the First Congregational Church of Reading, we strive to care for one another - we are members of a real family of faith. To that end we have many ways in which to care for and support one another. Our Visitation Group visits those who are homebound, keeping them in touch - in person - with happenings at the church and news about friends. We have a "Yarning to Care" group which knits and shares prayer shawls for those both in and beyond the church family who are in special need, blankets which are given to each family with a baby who is baptized at church, hats for shelters and preemies, and various items to support our Heifer Marketplace in the spring. In addition FCCR boasts a Care Ministry which meets monthly to assess the status of individuals who have been hospitalized, suffered illness or loss. That group oversees meal support (with thanks to a large number of volunteers from the congregation) as well as transportation to appointments when needed.