Jesus said, “Whatsoever you do unto the least of these, you do unto me.” So we’re convinced that acts of mercy, of justice, of kindness are essential, not extra credit. FYI, we focus outreach efforts less on speaking the good news, and more on being good news to neighbors-in-need. Here’s how, though we’re always open to more…
FCC tithes 10% of our offerings to denominational and regional church mission activities. We give 1% to local mission programs. And that’s just a taste… In all, in 2017, FCC gave about 25% of our revenue away to bless others’ lives and brighten God’s world. Here’s how:
Twice a year (fall and spring), we open our church to host a family or two who’ve recently lost a home. Church members cook meals, play with kids, and spend the night all week long. Contact the office for more info.
Every month, we provide groceries for around 100 (up to 120) neighbors with demonstrated need for assistance. On the 3rd Tuesday, a team of volunteers shops for the food at the Montgomery Area Food Bank, then packs the bags. The following afternoon, clients arrive around 2:30pm and volunteers help with registration and distribution. We’re always looking for more donations and assistance!
Also, every November, in addition to the monthly bag distribution, we cook and serve a Thanksgiving meal for our clients. It gets wild and chaotic, but the food and fellowship are as exciting as just about any time of the year!
Every June, LGBTQ advocates around the nation- and in Montgomery- celebrate Pride. Local festivities include a parade and community festival, at which FCC secures a booth annually. We’re proud to stand with LGBTQ members and neighbors to celebrate God’s diversity in Creation, and greatest gift- Love.
In 2015, faithful souls across the state, advocates for justice, began organizing efforts to “Honor God, Build Community, and Dismantle Systemic Racism.” Groups of churches and concerned individuals established four hubs, and one is in Montgomery. FCC offers meeting space, money and effort to build this important work.
1705 Taylor Road
Montgomery, AL 36117
First Christian Church is a progressive community of faith within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Our mission guides our life together at FCC and in our community as we “demonstrate and proclaim God’s joyful, unconditional love in an inclusive environment of spiritual growth and nurture for God’s children.”
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