The primary ministry of Flower City Outreach is Flower City Work Camp (FCWC).  FCWC began in 1985 with a group of local youth leaders who had a desire to see their students serve in a meaningful inner-City ministry and a desire to impact the City of Rochester with the life-changing message of Christ’s love. Using a national model, they developed a Rochester-based ministry that reaches the City with God’s love in very practical ways.

Each year, over 700 students and 400 adults from more than 55 churches serve at resident-owned home work sites, in sidewalk clubs and at basketball/soccer camps to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to some of the neediest areas of our city.

For more information visit:  Flower City Work Camp


Over the next 12-18 months Flower City Outreach will be developing a range of new ministries that help to fulfill the mission of the organization.  As those ministries come online there will be opportunities for the Church to participate in leadership, volunteering and support of those programs.


One of the most unique aspects of Flower City Outreach’s approach is to invite the Church to bring new ideas forward for us to invest in and develop.  God calls many of us to an area of service or gives us a vision of how to address an unmet need, but not everyone knows how to put those promptings into action.  Flower City Outreach invites the Church to bring those ideas forward for consideration.  The intent is then for Flower City Outreach to evaluate and select a number of “start-ups” to invest in and then to enable those who brought their idea forward to bring their ministry venture to life.  Do you have an idea that you would like to see become a reality or do you just need a little help to get your ministry concept launched?  Contact Flower City Outreach and we can begin to work together on putting your calling into action!