On September 17th, we will be taking a special offering to benefit “Break the Cycle”, a fundraiser to break the cycle of poverty and abuse. Tom Rowe, Tom Thoms and our own Jim Millman will be biking from the headwaters of the Mississippi to New Orleans to raise funds and awareness for families in need.
Our goal at First Congregational UCC is to raise $1,000 to go towards helping 21 families through local charities (Alternatives for the Older Adult, Bethany for Children & Families, and Child Abuse Council). Every dollar up to $1,000 that is donated to Break the Cycle will be matched by Jim Millman, Tom Rowe, and Tom Thoms to help the most vulnerable in the Quad Cities.
If you would like to contribute towards Break the Cycle, you may either donate along with your normal Sunday offering and designate it on the envelope, or you can donate now online here. For more information about the ride, you can go to Break the Cycle’s website or follow their journey on Facebook.