Mission & Service
First Mennonite Church supports a variety of local agencies, programs, and organizations. Promoting social justice through service is core to our faith as Christians and Mennonites. In response to God’s love, we gladly give of our time, talent, and resources to ministries at the local, country, and global levels.
Mennonite Central Committee
First Mennonite Church actively participates in the vital ministry of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). MCC, a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.
Nebraska MCC Sale
FMC contributes a lot of time and donates many handmade items to the Nebraska MCC Sale. The Nebraska MCC Sale is held on the first Saturday of April at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Aurora, Nebraska.
Hygiene Kits for MCC
FMC also participates in providing hygiene kits, which are distributed to children in schools and orphanages affected by war and disaster.
Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages in Lincoln is a global fair trade maker-to-market movement.
Foodnet Distribution Site
First Mennonite Church is excited to be a new distribution site for Foodnet. With the slogan of “tummy fill, not landfill,” Foodnet volunteers collect food from donors for distribution at sites around the Lincoln area each day. Foodnet provides mostly perishable foods such as fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and bread—nutritious items that may not be readily available in food pantries. Anyone is welcome to volunteer and pick up food on Thursdays at 5 pm.
Lincoln-Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity
Church volunteers and donations help with the construction of Habitat for Humanity houses in the Lincoln area.
People's City Mission
First Mennonite Church supports People's City Mission which offers food and shelter for men, women, and children, including a help center and free medical clinic. Members volunteer in the Mission's programs as individuals and groups.
Foster Haven/Foster Care Closet
Foster Haven/Foster Care Closet meets the immediate needs of children in crisis as they enter into the foster care system and offers continued support through their foster care journey.
Lulu’s on N
Lulu’s on N offers a community meal program and case management in downtown Lincoln.
City Impact empowers under-resourced communities through holistic youth, family, and neighborhood development.
Dove’s Nest, empowering and equipping faith communities to keep children and youth safe.
Mennonite Mission Network
Mennonite Mission Network mobilizes and equips the church to participate in a holistic witness to Jesus Christ in a broken world.