Family Promise of Western Waukesha County was developed to provide a collaborative community effort linking existing community resources together to provide cost-effective shelter, meals, and support services to local homeless children and their families, assisting them to achieve and sustain independence.

Family Promise training is needed before volunteering to help. 


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Their mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

The Oconomowoc Food Pantry

The Oconomowoc Food Pantry is a non-profit organization built from a UCC Oconomowoc ministry. Run by all volunteers with the mission to provide food items to individuals and families in need who reside within the Oconomowoc Area School District.

Hearts & Hands Christian Preschool

Hearts and Hands Christian Preschool is a state-licensed, non-profit, inter-denominational preschool located at First Congregational of Oconomowoc.

And more...

Our congregation regularly donates time, talents, and treasure in the following ways to help make our community and the world a better place to live:
  • AHOPE – Orphans in Ethiopia
  • American Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Blood Center of WI Blood Drive
  • Caring Connection
  • Care packages for young adults
  • Cell phones (used) – for the Women’s Center
  • Christmas cookie sale
  • Christmas Family Project
  • Christmas Fund (Veterans of the Cross)*
  • Coming Together to Get Ahead (CTGA) meals
  • Community garden
  • Community service opportunities
  • Eye glasses (used) – for the Lion’s Club
  • Family Promise of Western Waukesha County
  • Food drive – US Postal Service
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Head Start
  • Hearts & Hands Christian Preschool
  • Heifer Project
  • Helping Hand Fund
  • HSED Program
  • Lake Area Free Clinic
  • LakeWalk for cancer
  • Landscaping with students in OHS transition program
  • Mission Trips
  • Neighbors In Need*
  • New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
  • Oconomowoc Food Pantry
  • OCWM – Our Church’s Wider Mission*
  • One Great Hour of Sharing*
  • Piggly Wiggly and Sentry grocery store receipts
  • Prayer shawls
  • Project Linus
  • School backpacks for children in need
  • Script card sales (local and national businesses)
  • Shorehaven Rehabilitation Center
  • Strengthen the Church*
  • Tricia’s Troops

*5-for-5 UCC Church

Church Affiliated Activities

  • Baptisms
  • Book groups/study groups
  • Christmas cookie sale
  • Family Promise
  • Funerals
  • Hearts & Hands Christian Preschool
  • Rummage Sale
  • Weddings
  • Women’s Bible Study
  • Women’s Group
  • Youth Groups
  • Community Groups
  • AFS meetings
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • American Red Cross
  • Blood Center of WI
  • Boy Scouts
  • Community Choir
  • Community Baptisms
  • Community Funerals
  • Community Weddings
  • Girl Scouts
  • Head Start program
  • Lake Area Free Clinic
  • Music Lessons
  • OHS GED Program
  • Oconomowoc School District
  • Thanksgiving Dinner (bank-sponsored)
  • US Postal Service Food Drive