We believe that following Jesus always includes serving those in need. We empower our youth to serve our city and world, and we express our commitment to all youth by advocating for youth throughout Kalamazoo.
Youth serve alongside adult Faith in Action Team members. They spend time painting houses with the Vine Neighborhood Association, serving dinners for Open Doors residents; supporting Black Lives Matter, and many other projects.
They also serve through annual catechism service-learning trips and in youth-led initiatives like buying toys for Toys for Tots, spearheading clothes drives, designing post-catechism grant-funded mission projects.
FCC serves youth in the community
First Congregational supports and participates in the ISAAC youth leadership development initiatives innovating a mentorship program to help more students access the Kalamazoo Promise, a community-wide collaboration to address homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth, and by hosting free Planned Parenthood educational events.