"Missions", or serving, at First Federated Church means giving our time and our resources to better the lives of those in need in our community and our world.
As a congregation we have a culture of caring and supporting mission causes with our time and resources. Examples include Rebuild Peoria Together, Habitat for Humanity and Reading Buddies in a local elementary school. A little over half of our annual mission budget supports those in need in the Peoria area. Globally we support the work of specific agencies and the greater Church.
Additionally, First Federated Church collects four special mission offerings each year: One Great Hour of Sharing, World Communion Sunday, Pentecost, and the Christmas Offering. Two of these offerings are designated for local and two for global mission work.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people.
Where to Serve
Our members are active participants on boards and committees of local charitable organizations such as the American Red Cross, Center for Prevention of Abuse, Children's Home, Commonplace, Friendship House, United Way, and many more. We serve in soup kitchens, adult literacy programs, schools and hospitals as well as supporting the agencies below.
- American Red Cross
- The Center for Prevention of Abuse
- Crittenton Centers
- CROP Walk
- Friendship House
- Habitat for Humanity
- Midwest Food Bank
- Snack Pack Ministry for Whittier Primary School
- Thomas Jefferson School Reading Buddies
- Knitting Group
- Prayer Team
- Meals Ministry
- Building & Grounds
- Front Desk Support
- Wana Wa Mola
- Mission Trips
- Heifer International
- Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child
- Vacation Bible School Missions