When people in our community lose a loved one, we respond. It's part of who we are. We respond with humble prayers, comforting hugs, and quiet presence.
But some of the needs of families during these times of grief are more practical. When we host funerals here at the church, there is often a need for a simple meal, and the Bereavement Dinner Ministry was created to meet this need.
If you would like to help decorate tables or prepare and serve food to grieving families, your ministry would be welcome!
Please fill out the info card on the Mission table in the church narthex, or contact the church office at 817-573-5431 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Children’s Ministry at FCC is to help children experience the unconditional love of God that we find in Jesus Christ our Lord, and to plant seeds of faithful living, compassionate service, and scriptural understanding.
If you feel called to help plant those seeds, please consider volunteering in one of the following ways. Background checks required!
Sunday School – Help our kids grow in faith & understanding!
Meets at 10 AM on Sunday mornings
Teachers, song leaders, and skit performers needed
Children’s Church – Help our kids worship!
Meets at 11 AM on Sun (except the 1st Sun of the month)
Teachers, song leaders, and skit performers needed
Nursery – Help nurture our littlest ones!
Available on Sunday morning: 9 AM - 12 PM
Volunteer attendants and backup attendants needed
Vacation Bible School (meets every summer)
Fun events, seasonal events
For more information, please fill out the volunteer info card on the Mission table in the church narthex, or contact Tiffany Danna in the church office!
Compassionate Cooks mission is to provide meals to those who may need them. If you or someone you know has been in the hospital, has a new baby, just lost a love, and situations like these, please contact the church office for more information.
If you would like to serve along side the Compassionate Cooks, please contact the church office for more information.
Please visit the Prayer Shawl Ministry Table in the Gathering Area!
You're probably familiar with a “Prayer Shawl Ministry,” but what is it really, what does it mean and how can you become involved? The ministry was started in 1998 by two women, Janet Bristow and Victoria Galo, after graduating from The Hartford Seminary and has spread to all corners of the country and abroad. There are different kinds of shawl or blanket ministries; there is even a teddy bear ministry. Shawls or blankets may be knitted, crocheted or quilted; there are as many creative ways to make a prayer wrap as there are those willing to share their creativity.
As each prayer wrap is created it is done prayerfully and intended to help the recipient feel wrapped in God’s love and sheltered in His care. Not only are the prayer wraps created with prayer; each one is given special attention in a blessing service, either in a group within the church or a worship service.
How can you become involved? Anyone willing to share their creativity is welcome to join the prayer shawl ministry group to crochet, knit or quilt; patterns are easy and help is available. Can’t knit, crochet or quilt? There is always a need for supplies.
Who are the recipients of these prayer wraps? The needs are varied and endless; health issues, loss of a loved one, nursing home resident, etc., as well as times of joy and celebration.
If you know someone who would benefit from a prayer wrap, please fill out a request form and place it in the basket on the Prayer Shawl Ministry table in the gathering area.
For more information, contact the church office.
Low-income children are provided free or reduced-rate lunches at school, but what happens when they go home for the weekend? Too often, they just go hungry.
First Christian Church’s Weekend Food for Kids program was created to make sure that doesn’t happen. We collect large amounts of food from local retailers, and then assemble food bags that children can take home on Fridays.
To do all that, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Each month, we need 15-20 people to pack 4 weeks worth of lunches for 100+ kids. If you’d like to participate, please sign up on the sheet on the Mission Table in the church narthex. And if you’d like to sign up your group (a Sunday school class, ministry team, etc), please feel free to do that as well!
For more info, please contact Ray Gaddy at email@example.com.
Do you feel called to help with the youth?
Ways that you can help lead:
1. Just be a present adult- for youth ministry, the most important thing you can do is be a present adult in the lives of our youth.
2. Lead a Small Group/Class- you don't have to come up with your material on your own. Our youth minister would teach the main lesson so that you can lead a small group discussion with a group of youth that is specific to the lesson with guiding questions to ask.
3. Community Service leading- one of the goals of our youth group is to get back into the community and to serve those around us.
4. Other- we are open to other ideas for helping the youth group.
Contact our Youth Minister: Alex Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office.