SEVEN HILLS HOMELESS CENTER
Our “Kitchen Angels” prepare a home-cooked meal each month for clients of Seven Hills Homeless Center. Collection sites in the church encourage donations to help meet ongoing needs. We are a founding sponsor of “Shelter Jam” musical event at George’s Majestic Lounge held each fall in support of Seven Hills.
In partnership with Trinity United Methodist Church, on the fifth Sunday of each month, our members cook, serve, and fellowship with people in need of a meal in our community.
COOPERATIVE EMERGENCY OUTREACH
We are a founding member of Cooperative Emergency Outreach (1649 E. Huntsville Rd. Fayetteville), an agency supported by more than 20 area churches. CEO assists people in need of food, clothing, rental/utility assistance, and gasoline. Collection sites are located in the church for food donations, and church volunteers serve as staff.
COMMUNITY KIDS’ CLOSET
We partner with Community Kids’ Closet to provide new Spring and Fall clothing for school children in Northwest Arkansas. CKC works with school staff to identify specific clothing items, and these needs are posted at the church. The congregation is invited to shop for what’s needed.
BUTTERFIELD TRAIL VILLAGE
With the vision of long-time members, First Christian partnered with four area churches to establish Butterfield Trail Village Retirement Community. First Christian leads Sunday vesper services for the residents on a rotating basis.
SOUTHWEST GOOD SAMARITAN MINISTRIES
In response to humanitarian needs of refugees and asylum seekers along the Texas-Mexico border, two trips by members of FCCF were taken to the border to serve and support the efforts of Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
FCCF developed a friendship with a college student studying at the University of Arkansas who was from Kinshasa, DRC, and hearts were open to hardships affecting the Congolese people. We partnered with the Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo to build 9 wells, support girl’s education, micro-credit loans and skills-training, and raise funds for a rural hospital. The church also supported one of its members to visit Congo and for a representative of the Community of the Disciples of Christ in Congo to visit here.
WEEK OF COMPASSION
We support Week of Compassion - the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada to help alleviate suffering by providing disaster response and humanitarian aid as well as supporting sustainable development projects and mission opportunities.