Love in Action

Church World Service works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.  Around the world, they support sustainable grassroots development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance, and we educate and advocate on hunger-related issues.  In the U.S., we help communities respond to disasters, resettle refugees, promote fair national and international policies, and provide educational resources. 

Once a year, the UCC of St. Augustine has a drive to collect materials to make "comfort kits" which are sent to Church World Service for distribution during times of disaster.  These kits contains items such as hand towel, washcloth, comb, toothbrush, bandages, and more.


St. Johns Ecumenical Food Pantry We partner with 12 other churches to support and run a food pantry.  In 2010 the St. Johns Ecumenical Food Pantry distributed 126,000 pounds of food to nearly 3,000 families.  It is funded wholly by the churches and charitable contributions and does not receive any tax dollars.

Members of the UCC of St. Augustine volunteer their time to operate the food pantry one afternoon a month.  A collection container is available on Sunday mornings for loose change that may be jingling in the bottom of their pockets or purses.  There is also a basket for the collection of non-perishable food items.


Illinois Church Mission Team A mission team from a UCC church in Illinois is heading to Florida once again. Our church provides this comitteed group of individuals with a hospitable stay as they offer disaster recovery assistance in the area. Read more...