Our Local Church Missions & Conference Offerings

November Mission:  Corning Food Pantry

The Corning Food Pantry is a member of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.  Their philosophy is respect and dignity for all people.  They distribute 140 tons of food for people in need.  In addition to food they supply basic necessities such as clothing, personal care items, books and special birthday bags for children.  You may donate by check with CFP in the memo line or use the link below.


Click here for Online Donation for Corning Food Pantry

December Mission:  The Christmas Fund

The Christmas Fund has been caring for active and retired clergy and lay employees of the United Church of Christ for over 100 years, providing emergency grants, supplementation of small annuities and health premiums, and Christmas “Thank You” gift checks each December to our lower-income retirees.

The Christmas Fund for Veterans of the Cross is managed by the Pension Boards.

Click here for Online Donation to the Christmas Fund


"Where your treasure is, your heart will be also."  Matthew 6:21


Often stewardship is mistaken as synonymous with fundraising in the church.  Church stewardship is so much more than that.  It encompasses the holistic care for the church as an organization, the people who are part of the church community, and the missions that reach beyond the walls of the physical buildings.


Traditionally our church runs a stewardship program in the fall culminating in a stewardship Sunday sometime in November.  Pledges are made to the Annual Operating Fund which funds the Annual Budget. 

Contributions may be made weekly during the service or by mailing a check OR using your bank's bill pay:

First Congregational United Church of Christ (FCUCC)

171 West Pulteney Street

Corning, NY 14830


The First Congregational United Church of Christ is a member congregation of the United Church of Christ. 


We are a Five for Five church, meaning that during the year we give to Our Church's Wider Mission (basic denominational support) and we participate in four special offerings throughout the year; Strengthen the Church, Neighbors in Need, One Great Hour of Sharing, and the Christmas Fund.


Learn more about the Special MissionOfferings


To watch a video of Our Church's Wider Mission.