Many years ago, a member of Falcon Heights United Church of Christ (UCC) encouraged the outreach team at the church to host a food drive for Interfaith Action’s Department of Indian Work. That first drive turned into an annual event, and now, nearly every month, Falcon Heights members deliver food and clothing to DIW.
According to Nancy Duffrin, a long-time volunteer with the outreach ministry, the church collects food year-round, as well as winter mittens, hats, sock and other warm clothing. In addition, Falcon Heights participates in Interfaith Action’s annual School Tools drive, which provides backpacks full of school supplies for children from low-income households.
Rev. Rick King, lead pastor at Falcon Heights, says this work matches the focus of the church. “Our mission emphasis is on marginalized groups. We seek to be part of the solution.”
King says Falcon Heights is a progressive Christian Church with an intergenerational congregation and a strong focus on music and the arts, community outreach, and social justice. The church is located at 1795 Holton Street in Falcon Heights. To learn more, visit falconheightsucc.org.