Our Work in the Community and Beyond
We consider mission work to be any way we can serve a church member in need, a stranger in our community, or a nation in the world. We initiate various missions and organize outreach opportunities on a local and global level. We partner with other local churches and groups and work with local food banks, emergency relief, and help for the homeless.
Would you like to spend one Saturday morning a month to help the homeless and working poor in Houston? FCC has committed to bring a volunteer team to Christian Community Service Center to help in their Emergency Services-Southwest [Location]. The team will meet clients, interview them to assess needs, and prepare food boxes. It's a valuable way to give your time, and all ages can participate. Training is required, but we can help you with that. Contact Chris Oneal to get set up firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates in 2017: All Dates are Saturdays from 8:45a - 12:00p
January 28 June 3 September 30
February 25 July 1 August 28
March 25 July 29 December 2
April 29 August 26
Cool People Care Saturdays
Dates TBD: Twice a year, First Chrisitan Church creates a season of doing service projects in our community, we call it Cool People Care.
Cool People Care is one way that FCC serves our community in the name of Jesus. In the past we have helped restore a Chapel for Lord of the Streets, put together boxes at The Houston Food Bank, and organized clothes and the food pantry at Christian Community Servcice Center. Each of these ministries makes a huge impact in many lives, and we get to be a part of the work God has called them to do. This fall we will be helping Lord of the Streets, a ministry to the poorest of the poor in Houston. Just a few miles from our church, they provide social services, a clinic and a weekly meal for thousands of Houston's homeless. Details on exact project will be announced.
Christian Community Service Center
Houston Food Bank
Lord of the Streets is a ministry to the poorest of the poor in Houston. Just a few miles from the church, they provide social services, a clinic and a weekly meal for thousands of Houston’s homeless. In the past we have refurbished their chapel floor, painted the clinic waiting area and helped in their office organizing a backlog of case files.
Houston CROP Hunger Walk
The Hunger Walk is held in November each year and FCC has a team that walks.
This is a Sunday when you come to church in t-shirts and sneakers and then car pool to the downtown location where the CROP Walk begins.
Here is a VIDEO message from our Pastor, Dr. Michael Dunn
Other Service Projects and Helping Events
FLASH MOB! Rice in The Valley
Twice yearly we hold a 'flash mob" service event where we purchase rice in large quantity and re-bag it into smaller bags for easier distribution. This past year we rebagged 1,200 lbs of rice for Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries Rice and Beans Ministry. Rebagging rice is something everyone of all ages can do. Many thanks to Janene Suggs who drives all of the bagged rice to the valley.
Also, each year at Easter we raise funds for the Disciples Rice Fund. The funds go to buy locally grown Rice that is also sent to Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries. The rice is matched with beans from North Texas and together they provide a balanced meal to many families in Los Fresnos, TX.
For more information on our next rice bagging opportunity, or to volunteer to transport the rice once it is bagged, please contact Janene Suggs at email@example.com
Food Truck Feastival
Our popular food truck events are a major outreach to our community. AND we collect canned goods for CCSC. Stay tuned for the next Feastival! [+] More
Christian Community Service Center
We are one of the Member Congregations with Houston's CCSC - created to be the church's response to poverty. Read more about our partnership with CCSC on our CCSC webpages.
Our Work Across the World
All coffee served at First Christian Church is Fair Trade purchased in the Disciples Coffee Project. You can buy your own coffee, tea, chocolate and other food items with their partner, Equal Exchange.
Week of Compassion - the Disciples of Christ relief and development organization. Click here to make a donation.
If you are looking for a place to serve and make a difference, contact us through [admin at fcchou.org] or (713-526-2561).