First United Church of Christ Foundation presents awards

Posted 12:00 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2022

On Sunday, the First United Church of Christ celebrated with this year’s First UCC Foundation recipients. The first UCC Foundation was established in 1996 and has grown exponentially from a base of $100,000 to over $2 million in assets. Since its inception, the First UCC Foundation has distributed more than $1 million in grants.

As Rev. Carol Hallman explained, these grants are a way for the church to reach out to the community to share the gospel. “We may be a small church,” she said, “but we care deeply about our community.” Grants from the foundation are intended for various ministries within the church as well as ministries in Rowan County.

This year’s recipients included Families First, Community Care Clinic, Rowan Helping Ministries, Meals on Wheels, Center for Faith and the Arts and many more. The projects that will be made possible by these donations are varied. Funds to help at-risk youth in Rowan County participate in Scouting, provide music to the Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society, provide large-print Bibles to a UCC-linked aged care center and helping the Urban Farm Project through Livingstone College. And again, many other needs in our community.

First UCC Foundation board members include Greg Alcorn, Lynn Barnhart, Carolyn Cline, Leslie Dent, Phyllis Little and Robert Propst. The First United Church of Christ is located at 207 W. Horah St.

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