Manitowoc Cooperative Ministry--also known as MCM--is a partnership of First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and Peace United Church of Christ (UCC). In a process started in 2016, we discerned that we were spending more time, money, and energy on survival mode than on being the hands and feet of Christ in Manitowoc.
Certain that God is still speaking to our congregations throughout our combined centuries of witness, and recognizing that we are forever being reformed by God’s spirit, we chose to find a new way of being church—a way that allows us to share our resources in order to provide a common witness of Christ’s love, hospitality, and hope.
We believe that working together is more fruitful than preserving the historic denominational lines that divided us. We believe that when we work together we can best share the peace and justice of God’s beloved community in all the world. Together, we are the Heart of the Lakeshore.