We come together to share in life’s journeys, to celebrate milestones, support and comfort when we can, and be supported and comforted when we need. We work together, we pray together, we laugh together, and we also grow together.
These activities are some of they ways we practice our Ministry of Discipleship & Community.
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Community groups are a way for us to stay connected and to gather based on our interests and hobbies. These groups allow us to gather virtually, for the time being, and in-person one day soon. While these groups are based on areas of interest, they are meant to be informal gatherings for fun and fellowship outside our typical worship setting. You do not need to be an expert on the group's theme or topic. The only requirement is coming with an open heart prepared to enjoy yourself and one another. We look forward to seeing you at one of our community groups!
The FPC Literary Group meets monthly for lively discussions on a range of literary works. If you are interested in joining a bookclub with stimulating conversation, this group is for you.
For more information, contact Liz Hubbell Riggs at 212.247.0355 or [email protected].
Our partnership with St. Joe’s Soup Kitchen began in December 2019 when they joined us at First Church, operating out of our South Wing. The soup kitchen serves all who are hungry - some are homeless, while others’ income simply doesn’t cover expenses. Regardless, they provide an unconditional welcome to all, serving meals every Saturday at 1:30 p.m. throughout the year. Volunteers are always welcome to help with meal preparation and distribution shifts; during the pandemic, St. Joe’s is serving to-go meals, but still welcomes volunteer support! *Follow the link here to sign up for a shift!* St. Joe’s is an independent 501(c)3 organization and has served the Greenwich Village community for over 40 years. You can find more information on their website here.
The fall Yard Sale and the winter Christmas Fair are events for opening our doors to welcome our neighbors while fostering connections both within our church and our community. Volunteers are always welcome! Take part by offering goods or services for the auction, dropping off gently used housewares, books, or children’s toys for the yard sale, or helping to sort and catalogue items. To donate goods and services click here and to volunteer email [email protected].
Out of an abundance of caution, FPC has decided to officially postpone the yard sale until May. The dates we are holding on the church calendar for a spring yard sale are May 15th, 2021, with a rain date of May 22nd. We will resume taking donations when the church building re-opens.
You don’t need to be a chef or even a foodie to join the Kitchen Work Group. We enjoy a wide range of activities from cooking, food shopping, baking, event and floral design, not to mention lots of ‘sampling’ and fellowship in our spacious kitchen. We prepare meals and event service for First Church functions throughout the year. Come join the fun! For more information, please email [email protected].