We offer the following activities and community support programs:
First Congregational United Church of Christ (FCUCC) has been ministering to the needs of Imlay City and the world since opening its doors in 1876.
The church’s food pantry has been helping feed families in the area for more than 30 years. FCUCC’s panty began when the church’s pastor at the time, Janet Ritchie, set up a few shelves outside the church’s nursery room to hold food that had been purchased. Families living near the church soon began receiving food assistance.
Soon members of FCUCC began installing shelves for food in an empty church classroom. Community involvement subsequently took off. Members from the church, other area churches and the Society of Hope and Charity staffed the pantry. Local farmers at one time donated beef, pork and chickens. FCUCC’s food pantry also at one time received donations of vegetables, including carrots and potatoes, by local garden farmers.
Fundraisers, including annual events like “Crop Walks” helped raised funds to purchase food for the pantry. Supporters of the Food Pantry have included The Lions Club, IC Rotary Club, National Honor Society, Scouts, Goldwings Motorcycle Group, Kroger, Farmer Jack, Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce, Vlasic, Curves and an annual Post Office food drive.
Monetary donations to restock our food pantry are always welcome. Donations can be sent to: First Congregational Church, 275 Bancroft Street, Imlay City, MI 4844. Write "food pantry" on your check. Thank you.
Our women’s group, the Congregators, meet in fellowship and discipleship and to plan and launch events and activities to support the congregation. A staple event sponsored each year by the Congregators is First Congregational Church’s Rummage Sale held in conjunction with Imlay City’s Garage Sale Mania. The Congregators represent a long line of women’s groups at the church that began with the Ladies’ Aid Society, formed in 1872, followed by the Women’s Fellowship, Friendship Guild, Mayflower Fellowship, The Second Edition and Mary-Martha Circle.