Local Service

In response to Jesus’ call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and give a drink to the thirsty, congregants are active in a wide range of local organizations and service opportunities.

FMC Food Pantry: Several times each month, a team of congregants provides a grocery delivery service to households referred by Empty Tomb.  The 2022 FMC Food Pantry Donation List of needed items is available and donations from this list are accepted by FMC year-round.

FMC currently supports the following organizations, including a commitment to financial aid, learning about their work, and participating if possible:


  • BB Lewis Fine Arts Academy
  • Champaign County Christian Health Center
  • Courage Connection
  • Crisis Nursery
  • CU at Home
  • Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
  • Developmental Services Center
  • Education Justice Project
  • Empty Tomb
  • Faith in Place
  • First Followers
  • Immigrant Services of CU
  • Interfaith Alliance
  • MLK Jr. Scholarship Fund
  • New American Welcome Center
  • Salt and Light
  • Sola Gratia
  • The Refugee Center
  • Trauma Resiliency Initiative
  • University YMCA Friday Forum