Paying attention to our life in the wider community is one of our commitments in ministry. We live this out…
Through food we bring each week for the local food bank…
Through a team of volunteers who meet with people who are seeking assistance…
Through special offerings that provide resources for emergency needs both near and far…
Through our prayers for all the world’s peoples…
Through special projects, such as helping build a Habitat House…
Through our participation in the ministries of the United Church of Christ.


 Community Connections

First Parish Church has a long history of service in the Brunswick and surrounding Mid Coast Maine region. We have historic and sustaining connections to our local hunger prevention program (Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program), shelter and transitional housing (Tedford Shelter), medical clinic (Oasis Health Network), and day center and warming shelter (The Gathering Place.)

In addition, our Christian Outreach Team invites community organizations each year to apply for our Benevolence Grants. Through these special gifts, we support new and continuing initiatives to better and enrich lives of our neighbors and

In the 2017-2018 Program Year, Benevolence Grants are at work at: 

Art Van – a mobile arts therapy organization
Bath Skate Park – a safe space for teenagers to express themselves, relax, and be themselves
Brunswick Area Respite – supportive care to individuals and families facing the disabilities of aging
Brunswick Teen Center – space for for young people to explore creative outlets and utilize their talents
Camp POSTCARD – Building relationships between children and law enforcement
Embrace a Vet – direct and supportive services to Veterans
Family Focus – Childcare and Early Childhood Education Program
The Gathering Place – A daytime shelter providing a safe, welcoming space to guests, with respect, encouragement, companionship, and hope.
The Maine Council of Churches – 9 Christian denominations working to inspire congregations and persons of faith to unite in good works to build a culture of justice, compassion and peace.
Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine – advocacy and support to survivors
The Theater Project – teaching and professional theater for young and old


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