Missions

Mission work through our actions and service to others is an integral means by which we serve God, share the good news of Jesus Christ, and express our beliefs, faith and convictions.Workers at The Village workcamp, June 2015

We offer numerous opportunities to join our faith community in service and outreach through our missions programs both within our local church and community, as well as through the formation of ecumenical partnerships here and abroad with the support and guidance of Global Ministries (www.globalministries.org).

Member working on a garden at The Village workcamp, June 2015

Every year, we join hands for our youth and adult ecumenical work camp; one week of spiritual retreat and manual labor at the Christian Conference Center near Newton, Iowa.  This beautiful facility is currently under development and promises to be a valuable resource for Christian education, fellowship and fun. Additionally, for more than twenty years, we have been participating in annual work camps assisting communities stricken by natural disasters.  From Memphis to Missouri, New Orleans to Nashville, Iowa to Illinois, the Dakotas and even to the Honduras, we have made new friends and provided help and hope to communities struggling to rebuild. 

Member painting at The Village workcamp, June 2015Here at home we support the Coralville Ecumenical Food Pantry (www.cefoodpantry.org) and Shelter House (www.shelterhouseiowa.org) by giving our time, talents and donations. At various times throughout the year we are also involved in community outreach and ministry through the participation in fund-raisers, food and clothing drives, programs for children and as advocates for marginalized and underserved local populations.

Our 2015 Village Community Work Camp was a great success, propelling that inspired community forward toward their mission goals and our congregations (the Coralville/Iowa City FCC and the Colfax UCC) toward ours.  See the KCRG story at http://www.kcrg.com/subject/news/church-volunteers-make-life-easier-for-special-needs-children-parents-20150626.

Please join us on our spiritual journey as we seek to serve God and carry out the Great Commission through our mission and outreach services.  For more details and information regarding our mission opportunities, we have brochures available at the church as well as upcoming events in the church newsletter.