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.  A list of items needed 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