First Church has many ways for members of our congregation to support local missions in the community and farther:
Open Your Heart is a program we have run successfully for many years where one local mission is chosen monthly and members are encouraged to bring specified items to support this mission.
Team Taft is a partnership between First Church and Taft Elementary. Church members are given the opportunities for hands on work with the students of this local elementary school; the school is provided for during one or more months of the year through the Open Your Heart Project; and groups are given opportunities to help complete projects on the school grounds.
Summer Serve is a summer program for the youth to go into the community each week to volunteer their time at a local mission site.
Mission Trips – members of the congregation are given opportunities several times a year to participate in mission trips to sites within the state, within the USA, and helping our neighbors in other countries. From storm clean up to building houses, there are opportunities for all skill levels.