We ask you to join with us in bringing the Kingdom of God into reality here on Earth. As we work to carry out the will of God through our worship, our Sunday School program, through the founding of the East Bay Food Pantry in 2009, our Deacons Fund support for emergency rent and utility payments, our Good Night Lights project, Prayer Shawl Ministry and other projects and programs, we welcome your gifts of Time, Talent, and Treasure. Every day we seek to follow the lesson laid out in Matthew 25:31-40:
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, “I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (NIV)
The Amazon Smile donation program will make contributions to FCC every time you make a purchase from Amazon. There is no cost to you for this contribution. It comes directly from Amazon to support registered charities. The setup is easy and the contribution is automatic after every purchase. You will need to shop at smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com. After you have set up your Amazon Smile account, Amazon will remind you to use the smile.amazon.com account if you forget and use your amazon.com account. The easiest way to remember to use the smile.amazon address is to create a browser bookmark which points to smile.amazon.com.
To setup your smile.amazon account, go to smile.amazon.com, and press Get Started. That page allows you to link an existing Amazon account to smile.amazon. You may also create a new amazon account if required.
If you use the Amazon shopping app on your mobile device, open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
After you have created your smile.amazon account, you will specify a charity to support. You will select this charity:
First Congregational Church in Bristol
FCC is a registered charity in the Amazon charity list.
When your smile.amazon account is set up, you will login to Amazon using https://smile.amazon.com, or your Amazon app, and your shopping experience will be identical to what you see on Amazon.com. Thank you for your support!
YOU Can be a Fundraiser for FCC
Using Social Media to raise funds is easier than you think. Social Media can provide the platform that you can utilize to raise funds for First Congregational Church.
Many folks have used the fundraising function on Facebook to raise money. A birthday, a special event or project can serve as the focus. Just go to https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers/about/ and learn how to create a fundraiser. You will receive explicit directions on how to launch a fundraiser. Birthday fundraisers often prove very successful. You must have a Facebook account to participate.