OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Good Shepherd Community Kitchen

When the Good Shepherd Kitchen closes in observance of Memorial Day and Labor Day each year, members of FRUCC come together to prepare and serve lunch for those in need.

Meals on Wheels

Volunteers are needed once every four weeks to help deliver a hot noon-time meal to homebound persons in our county. It takes about an hour to deliver meals to the different participants.

Our congregation also helps deliver meals for MOWS on the day of Christmas Eve. Each carrier receives 3-4 meals to deliver, requiring less than an hour of your time.

Hometown Mission Trip

Since 2017, members of First Reformed UCC and Macedonia Lutheran Church have gathered each summer to conduct light housecleaning, yard work, and simple house repairs for clients of Meals on Wheels. Work teams are assigned on Friday evening when the two congregations celebrate a kick-off dinner. Teams then complete their assignments on Saturday. And then on Sunday, the two congregations worship with each another at one of their two sanctuaries.

Special note: FRUCC and Macedonia Lutheran Church will be raking leafs for some of the Meals on Wheels clients on Nov. 14.

Crop Walk

In cooperation with Church World Service, the Alamance County CROP Walk is held the first Saturday of October. Congregations and agencies throughout our community come together to walk a 6.2 mile course in an effort to raise money for hunger relief efforts. Of the funds raised, 25% remains in our county and 75% supports national and global ministries.

The Willows

Through a $3 million grant that our congregation received from HUD, we are helping provide low cost housing for 40 elderly persons with limited income. Located on property that the church once used as a ball field, the building is an impressive structure.

Although a management company is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the facility, a board of directors provides general supervision and oversight.

Outreach to residents of The Willows has been provided in various shapes and forms. Some of our women’s circles have held special parties, our youth and children occasionally make gifts and deliver them, and meals are delivered on Memorial Day and Labor Day.

For a tour of the facility, or for more information on how someone might qualify for acceptance, contact the on-site manager at 336-228-0597.