Love In Action

Love isn't just an emotion, it’s an action. We strive to demonstrate our love for others through local outreach efforts.

We've purchased book bags that the congregation stuffed with school supplies, provided snacks and clothing to school children, assisted families displaced by home fires, given children opportunities to attend summer camp, and helped those who needed immediate financial assistance.

Local outreach funds provide immediate relief for those in need. First Christian Church designates 2% of all undesignated giving to local outreach.

Here are just a few examples of some of our ongoing local outreach ministries:

  • Backpack Buddies, a program sponsored through Vineyard Family Services, feeds school children who are at risk of being hungry while at home over the weekend.  As part of this program, First Christian provides food bags for 40 children at Vincent Elementary School. The cost to feed one child per month is $45. If you would like to sponsor a child, you may do so by giving $45 per month to FCC Outreach, Backpack Buddies Fund.
  • Inverness Readers.  Church members volunteer each week at Inverness Elementary School to read with students who need some extra help.
  • Camp High Hopes is held each summer at YMCA Hargis Retreat. Members of First Christian work to create a camp experience for special needs adults in the Jefferson-Shelby area.
  • Debbie Blue Pantry, named in memory of the daughter of a First Christian Church family, provides food and other pantry items to those who are hungry. Matilda Bags for our homeless brothers and sisters are also provided through the Debbie Blue Pantry.