We believe that local outreach is important and allocate funds to a variety of community helping organizations.
First Church is an active member of the Nashua Inter-faith Council and supports dialogue and action between and among local faith communities. One of the largest activities of this group is the annual CROP Walk.
Here are three examples of important local outreach ministries supported by First Church:
Transitional Housing — a program of the Nashua Pastoral Care Center, which provides housing, childcare, and support for single mothers seeking to become self-sufficient — uses First Church apartments for housing.
The First Church Thrift Shop provides good clothing, very inexpensively, primarily for residents of the church’s neighborhood. Funds generated by the Thrift Shop are used to support other local helping programs.
The Anne Marie House is a shelter for homeless families located on the campus of Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson, NH. This shelter is supported by finances and volunteers from local faith communities in a unique relationship with secular community resources. The program provides emergency transitional shelter, meals, and supportive services. First Church supports the Anne Marie House financially and over 40 members provide leadership and volunteer hours.