Here are some of the ways First Parish makes a difference locally & globally!


AIDS Response Seacoast

We walk to benefit AIDS Response Seacoast, a non-profit community-based AIDS Service Organization dedicated to providing education, direct assistance and advocacy for persons and communities affected by HIV/AIDS. 

Birthday Bags

We fill Birthday Bags with goodies for children's birthday parties. They're distributed through the York Food Pantry.

Child Sponsor UCC

Child Sponsor UCC supports a child at the Rawdat El Zuhur School in East Jeruselem, Israel.

Common Hope

A group of youth and adults from First Parish travel to Guatemala to pitch in through hands-on mission work. Additionally, we sponsor children to help cover the cost of their education.  

Daisy's Children/Feeding Forward

Daisy's Children/Feeding Forward is a non-profit organization founded in the Honduran village Concepcion del Norte. First Parish has supported the program by filling buckets and with financial contributions.

Dress A Girl Around The World

Dress A Girl Around The World is a Campaign, under Hope 4 Women International, bringing dignity to women around the world since 2006. Folks from First Parish sewed dresses for girls. 

End 68 Hours of Hunger

We collect nonperishables for "End 68 Hours of Hunger" which serves the needs of school children who receive subsidized meals at school and would otherwise be hungry over the weekend (between meals served at school).   

Fair Tide

We support Fair Tide which provides affordable housing in a safe setting for those experiencing homelessness.

Four Directions

We support Four Directions, a low interest housing loan program for Maine Native Americans.  

Heifer International

Our youth and children support Heifer International through fundraising and educational activities.

Mitten Tree

Those attending our Christmas Eve family service are invited to decorate two Christmas trees with mittens, hats, and scarves which are then distributed locally. 

Table of Plenty

Table of Plenty serves our neighbors with a community meal every Tuesday at our Fellowship Hall. Every 8 weeks, a team from First Parish prepares meals. 

York Community Services Association

YCSA provides social services, a thrift store, and a food pantry. We support YCSA financially and have regular, ongoing collections for the food bank. 

York Family Fund

Through the York Family Fund, we provide critical financial assistance to those facing unanticipated and dire circumstances.

Youth Mission Trip

Every year several high school youth and chaperones go beyond York to help with carpentry, painting, and reconstruction projects. First Parish supports our youth in this endeavor.



Help Us to Help Others

Together, we can bring Christ's word and work to the world.