COMMUNITY USE OF OUR CAMPUS
Our facilities offer a spacious and beautiful venue for group meetings and family gatherings.
First Christian Church may be available for your group’s event or training.
Please contact our Church Administrator to request the sliding scale rates and applications. Email at: admin @ fcchou.org or call 713-526-2561.
FCC is in a great central location in the city, and we find great joy in our relationship with the community. As part of that relationship, we host:
S.A.R.A.H. Ministries: (Vanessa Hendrickson, Pastor) www.sarahministries.org
FCC hosts the Monday evening meeting and Bible study for this woman's ministry from September through April. Their meetings open with beautiful hymn-sing and praise.
American Chinese Fellowship: (Joshua Tau, Pastor) www.acfh.org.
American Chinese Fellowship holds their Bible Study on the First and Third Fridays of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Knowles Fellowship Hall. ACF provides evangelistic out-reach and discipleship to the non-christian Chinese community in Houston so that they may have an opportunity to know God and Jesus Christ. The group meets for Supper and then breaks out into smaller Bible study groups, conducted in either English or Mandarin Chinese. Parking is available on the North and South sides of the building, but is limited (carpooling is encouraged.)
Coastal Plains Area Ministry: we serve as a central meeting location for the Area Ministry of the Disciples of Christ. Licensed ministry training, Area Assembly, Disciples Women's Ministry Retreats and Youth Events.
We often host visiting church youth groups, scout troops and college students doing mission work in and around the Houston area (we have showers!)
Lone Star Lyric Theatre: our Worship Minister, Jeremy Wood has been affiliated with this group for a number of years and they use our space for auditions and rehearsals. For Summer 2012 LSLT used our space for daily rehearsals and for the show!
International Music Academy: our Organist, Dr. Matthew Loudermilk uses our sanctuary for his music academy recitals.
Houston Early Music: has used FCC as one of their season's performance venues.
Old School Tutoring after school care. Old School provides a safe place for middle school aged students to be after school and get special tutoring and homework help. Their tutors are Rice U students. Please phone Old School or visit their website to enroll your child.
Kidventure! : Welcome Aboard the S.S. KidVenture! Please be on the lookout to register for the Anchors Aweigh Summer Cruise 2015! Kidventure provides a ship's itenerary full of fun, learning, and high activity. So register at Kidventure.com for Camp First Christian Church. Official Camp Weeks are June 1- August 14th. Extended hours are available, so come check out this incredible program for kids ages 3 y.o. through 9th grade.
We are delighted to partner with Kidventure for the summers with one of Houston's premiere summer day camping programs. We love the vitality they bring to our site during the summer and appreciate their top-notch staff. For more information or to register your child, visit Kidventure.
Boy Scouts of America: the Houston scouts use FCC as their starting location for their annual Ten Commandment Hike, when they walk to ten houses of worship in downtown Houston and review each of the Ten Commandments.
Cherokee Civic Association
Boulevard Oaks Civic Association
University Place Super-neighborhood
Southhampton Civic Association
Kaplan Test Prep: use our classrooms to prepare students for graduate entrance exams like the MCAT and LSAT.
Old School Tutoring after school care. Old School provides a safe place for middle school aged students to be after school and get special tutoring and homework help. Their tutors are RIce U students. Please phone Old School or visit their website to enroll your child.
HEALTH & RECREATION
Rice/ University of Houston Youth Basketball program: uses the Gym for six month periods, one evening a week. Visit www.tinyurl.com/ricebasketball
We also host two private basketball leagues.
Bayou City Road Runners: this local running club uses our Rice-side parking lot Wednesday evenings while they have their weekly run.
Houston Fit: use our place as a pit stop in their Houston Marathon training during their early Saturday training runs.
American Cancer Society Relay for Life: the Houston Metro Relay uses our building for Team Captain meetings and we offer our fellowship hall for bank night.
Life Line Screening: FCC has been a location for these life-saving health screening fairs.
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Services: from time-to-time we have a blood drive, usually during holiday times when blood product supplies get very low.