The purpose of the Board of Christian Outreach and Mission (BOCOM) is to support the work of the Wider Church in the areas of relief, development, justice and peace in our community and around the world. The BOCOM accomplishes this by promoting regular and special offerings throughout the year and encouraging plans for benevolent giving.

We are proud to be a 5 for 5 church, supporting the UCC’s Our Church’s Wider Mission. We give to Basic Support and all four Special Mission Offerings, which include the following charities: One Great Hour of Sharing, Strengthen the Church, Neighbors in Need and The Christmas Fund.

On a monthly basis, the BOCOM gives to several local charities including: Sonshine Soup Kitchen, First Baptist Food Pantry, Community Caregivers, Derry Friendship Center, The Upper Room, Family Promise, Pastoral Counseling Services (PCS) and Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.


The Board of Christian Outreach and Mission would like to thank each and every First Parish member and friend for their generosity and support in allowing us to continue God’s work by helping those in need.