The Mission Council at First Community raises funds to support mission activities locally, nationally, and internationally, as well as creating opportunities for our members to be involved in ministry outside the walls of the church.

First Community Missions
  • Heart to Heart
  • Refugee Task Force
  • Mat Makers
  • Warm Welcome Knitters
  • First Community Pride+
  • Monday Night Meals at Friends of the Homeless
  • Share and Learn Gardens
  • Eyeglasses Collection
  • Ministry of Presence
Mission Partners
  • AMOR Ministries (Mexico)
  • Back Bay Mission (Biloxi, Mississippi)
  • Deep Griha (Puné, India)
  • Healing Art Missions (Haiti)
  • Rafiki (Kikuyu Town, Kenya)
  • Tandana Foundation (Mali and Ecuador)
Annual Programs
  • Deep Griha Dinner
  • Columbus Pride
  • Shrimp Boil
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Mission Trip Experiences
See the sections below for more information about each of our ministries.

Service Opportunities

Join in our mission of uniting to serve each other and the world.  We have a variety of recurring volunteer opportunities within the church.  First Community also works with several organizations to offer a wide variety of opportunities for those who wish to donate time and talent outside the church walls.

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Give to Missions

The Mission Council at First Community church is tasked with raising funds to support mission activities locally, nationally and internationally as well as creating opportunities for our members to be involved in ministry outside the walls of the church. We strive to tell the stories of our mission partners in order to educate our church family about their work and encourage people to become involved wherever they feel called.

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Heart to Heart Food Pantry

Heart to Heart is a choice food pantry serving the Central Ohio community eligible for assistance through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).  We provide clients the opportunity to select a three day supply of food and personal items for every member of the household in a dignified setting. Although we do not provide financial aid, we have on-site social workers that can help clients find alternative means of assistance, and several other service providers who visit the site of a regular basis.

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Tri-Village Trading Post

The Trading Post is an affordable resale shop in the Annex at First Community South. Staffed by volunteers, the Post is going strong after more than 60 years and its proceeds continue to benefit First Community Church and its missions. The Trading Post gives away its profits to not only our church but to a volunteer designated local charity each year.

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Missions Trips

First Community has a variety of regular and periodic mission experiences for both adults and youth. We regularly travel to other locations from Mexico to India to work with our mission partners.

 

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On A Mission! Blog

Follow our monthly blog form to stay up-to-date on all things Mission. We will share informative updates from our mission partners, news from the small groups within the church, and information on upcoming events and opportunities.

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Events

First Community hosts several events throughout the year for the benefit of both the general mission fund, and for specific partner missions. There are several annual events hosted by groups of volunteers and attended by church members and those in surrounding communities. More information on each event can be found on their respective pages.

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Refugee Task Force

The Refugee Task Force has a long history of assisting refugee and immigrant families with the transition into life in Columbus. Since 1977, they have worked closely with resettlement agencies such as CRIS (Community Refugee and Immigration Services) and UsTogether to sponsor new arrivals and to assist with emergency funds for expenses and unexpected costs not covered by federal assistance. They also help special needs situations, such as in-home English tutoring for those unable to attend group classes.

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