Mission and Outreach

Our mission efforts may be small in scope but they are large in number. Church members and friends can participate in any or all of them, and we support the enthusiasm of individual church members who would like to build new outreach programs.

    • Church Thrift Shop:  Open year-round
    • Big Foot Emergency Food Pantry:  Monthly food drive
    • Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter:  Financial support and occasional volunteers.
    • Children’s Penny Jar:  Children choose the charity, most recently the Lakeland Animal Shelter
    • Mitten Tree:  Christmas gift baskets for area families experiencing hard times, each “mitten” sponsored by an individual church member, group of members, or family.
    • Manger Sunday:  New, unwrapped toys offered by church members and donated to local agencies.
    • School Backpacks:  Backpacks full of school supplies, each for a specific local student, each sponsored by an individual church member, group, or family.
    • Crop Walk:  Church members participate both as walkers and as sponsors.
    • Meals on Wheels:  Church members deliver meals.
    • Golden Years:  Children visit local retirement home several times a year to deliver gifts, Valentines, or to play bingo.
    • Christmas Cookies:  Baked, wrapped, and delivered to the home-bound.
    • Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive:  Volunteers help staff the red kettle each year.

For more information about any of our outreach efforts, please contact the church office at 275-2808.


Each year we bake cookies and use them to create care packages for homebound members. Cookies are delivered by church members, preferably with some carol-singing.
Crop Walk 2014 Group Outside
We field a team of walkers for the annual CROP Hunger Walk sponsored by Church World Service. This event takes place in October, and we typically meet at the home of a church member for a barbecue following the walk.
Big Foot Food Pantry is located at 111 Fremont Street in Walworth Walworth WI inside Immanuel, UCC church. The third Sunday of every month is dedicated as Food Pantry Sunday at Community Church of Fontana. Members are encouraged to bring items to church which will then be delivered to the food pantry. Suggested and requested items are listed in the church newsletter and in the weekly Sunday bulletin.
The Meals on Wheels program serves persons who are aged 60 and older and are homebound. Volunteer drivers deliver a hot, nutritious meal between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The meals help maintain good nutrition, which plays an essential role in promoting health and preventing disease. Persons in need of home-delivered meals can contact the DHHS Nutrition Program by calling (262) 741-3333 or by calling toll-free 800-365-1587. If you would like to help deliver Meals on Wheels every fifth or sixth week, please call the church office at (262) 275-2808.
We partner with a local elementary school to provide Christmas gift baskets to families with limited financial resources. This is a confidential program. Church members can sponsor a gift basket for a family, knowing only the age and gender of the child(ren) and receiving a few suggestions from the child(ren)’s wish lists.
Our youth contribute coins to a giant penny jar throughout the year, and during the Christmas season they select a charity to support. Most recently, they chose to support the Heifer Project.
We join together with other local churches to staff the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle at our local grocery store.
On a Sunday in early December, we invite the parents of the youngest baby in our congregation to play the role of Mary and Joseph while their baby plays the role of the baby Jesus. At one point during the church service, the family sits at the front of the sanctuary beside the Christmas tree. Families bring unwrapped presents and place them under the tree in honor of Jesus’ coming birthday. These presents are donated to the Toys for Tots program.
We partner with a local elementary school to provide school supplies and backpacks for children with limited financial resources. This is a confidential program. Church members can take responsibility for filling one or more backpacks, knowing only the grade of the student that they are sponsoring.