Ongoing ministries

and Ministry Partners

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Our mission is to take care of the basic eeds of individuals and families living in the communities of Escondido, California and surrounding areas. Inspired by the words of Jesus Christ in the book of Matthew, we reach out to those who are most vulnerable in order to help them gain stability in their lives. This often begins in the form of fulfilling immediate needs, such as food and shelter. Please see website for more information. This vital community service is now in Plymouth House on Monday and Friday, and the second and fourth Wednesday from 10-11:30 A.M. 

alabaster jar project

See Julie Lyon or call the church office for details


For prayer concerns please contact the church office at:

or (760) 745-3320

angel wings cards

Angel Wings greeting cards are for sale in the church office during the week. What a thoughtful way to recognize friends and loved ones, and support your church!

Fellowship hour

Please consider signing up to host our Fellowship Time after worship! Our bulletin each Sunday says that each of us a minister in the life of First Congregational Church. This is one way you can serve your church--and it can be such a fun way!


You and a friend or two can work together as hosts. It is hoped that you will provide a snack or treat to serve along with the coffee and punch that are provided by the Congregational Life Team, and prepared each Sunday by Marsha Hamilton. Part of the ministry is the clean-up afterwards. We have instructions to help guide you through this service. There is a sign-up board near the coffee/punch table with several months from which you can select a week that is convenient for you.


What an easy way to help support FCCE by using scrip! Major Market and Stater Brothers grocery scrip is available in the church office Monday through Friday during business hours.

haven house

The dates for 2019 are:  September 25, and November 20.

All dinners are at 6:15 P.M.

Please see Meg Kleeb or call the church office at (760) 745-3320 for details on how you can become a part of this vital church outreach.