Mission and Outreach

I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me...just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.

-- Matthew 25

We believe we are called to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and walk in the way of compassion, peace and justice.

Our Mission and outreach attempts include:

Reaching out to those in need - to feed the hungry and assist those who need help

Advocacy - to speak for the vulnerable and the voiceless, to speak truth to power

Justice - to work toward a world where resources are shared, where basic need are met, equality and dignity is the experience of all

Peace - to work for a world where interfaith and intercultural, interracial differences are celebrated

  • Freeport Area church cooperative

    The Freeport Area Church Cooperative is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide emergency food, clothing, and shelter to those in need in northwest Illinois and to empower those they serve.

  • Our Church wider mission

    Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM) funds the work we do in the Associations, Conferences and in the national and global church.

    OCWM funds are invested in programs, resources, and tools needed

    to keep local UCC churches strong, effective, and growing.

    OCWM helps provide pastoral placement and education for church leaders; worship materials and theological interpretation; resources and training for

    stewardship and fundraising; and so much more.