SEVEN HILLS HOMELESS CENTER
Our “Kitchen Angels” prepare a home-cooked meal each month to deliver and serve to 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.
This ecumenical organization works to support refugees who are resettling in our community. Several members of FCC have undergone volunteer training through Canopy NWA so that when our church is partnered with a refugee family, we can sponsor them and provide a sense of community and support as they build a new life in America. We eagerly wait to welcome a family of 6 from Congo sometime in 2018!
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. It assists people who face critical financial hardships and are in need of food, clothing, rental/utility assistance, or gasoline. Collection sites are located in the church for food donations. Area church volunteers serve as staff, deliver food, interview clients, and stock the shelves.
In partnership with Trinity United Methodist Church, our members help on the fifth Sunday of each month to cook, serve, and break bread together with persons in need of a meal. Trinity serves as the host site, and area churches rotate cooking the dinner.
COMMUNITY KIDS’ CLOSET
Each Spring and Fall, we partner with Community Kids’ Closet to provide new clothing for school children in Northwest Arkansas. CKC works with school staff to identify specific clothing items for children in need. Items/sizes are then posted on a display board beside the sanctuary and 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.