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Grow your faith and relationships beyond just Sunday morning worship with First Christian Church’s All Church Ministries. There are may opportunities throughout the week and on the weekends.
World outreach encompasses all our giving that supports ministries outside our local community. We have tithed our church budget along with supporting six special offerings each year. These support our foreign missionaries, regional (alnwfldisciples.org) and general church (disciples.org) ministries, church affiliated colleges, universities and seminaries, and our disaster, refugee, and development fund (weekofcompassion.org). Explore the regional and general Disciples sites for more details.
Contact: Jan Mackenzie
Do you have a desire to serve God by serving the community? Join us at First Christian as we help feed and house the homeless and the unfortunate through many local agencies. With God’s grace children are provided with needed school supplies and clothing through our various drives. We enjoy serving in the field and by giving monies and items to those in need. You will find a place to serve on this committee that will fill your desire to help others. Community Outreach, the longest standing committee at FCC, meets each second Wednesday in the First Christian Church Parlor at 7 pm. Everyone is invited.
Each fifth Sunday is an opportunity to provide breakfast and lunch to those 75-100 who gather for worship at Grateful Life Christian Church on Oakwood Avenue. A sign-up sheet is sent via e-mail or by phone to those willing to provide breakfast or lunch items which are then delivered to FCC by 9:15 on the date of the visit. Anyone is welcome to deliver, serve breakfast, pack lunches, and worship with Grateful Life.
Contact: Bev Williamson
Every third Tuesday FCC provides a driver and crew of 2 or 3 people to transport meals on the Salvation Army Soup Van to three stops to serve homeless and low income individuals and families. The crew meets at 5:15 and finishes serving by 7:00pm. A volunteer sign-up sheet is located on the Community Outreach bulletin board outside Family Services Room.
Contact: Jeff Seward
Our church has worked with several other churches to build 22 homes in Huntsville since 1992. We work usually in the March to September time frame. Each house costs about $45,000 for the lot and materials, with most of the labor provided free by church volunteers. The future homeowner must provide 350 hours of “sweat equity” to their home building project or to other Habitat volunteer work. It takes us about 12 weeks, working Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays to complete the home. Home 23 is currently under construction until the end of May at 2409 Garden Park in NW Huntsville.
Contact Bob Senn, Habitat Coordinator.
If you love to smile and welcome, join us 15 minutes before either service in the narthex. Greeters are a visitor’s first impression of the church. All that is needed is a welcoming attitude and a willingness to serve.
Contact Alma Kingsbury for more info or to schedule your time.
Publicizing the grace, goodness, activities and special events of First Christian Church is exciting and rewarding. It involves communicating both internally and outside the church through social and traditional media outlets. Ideas for spreading the word about First Christian Church is encouraged.
Contact: Brenda Stroud
Are you technically oriented with audio and video systems and want to serve? Our audio/visual team might be the place for you!
Contact: Chuck Herber
The Hospitality Committee plans and hosts “All-Church” get-togethers for members and visitors to First Christian Church. We also have coffee fellowship in the commons area each Sunday morning during Sunday School hour.
We host pot luck suppers, an annual fish fry, receptions following music programs and special events. We also give support to the Conveners who sponsor the “All-Church Picnic”.
Contact: Jackie Volinski
Each Sunday and during the Easter and Advent seasons, the Flower Guild prepares floral arrangements for the sanctuary. The flowers are to enhance our place of worship and are in keeping with the meaning and colors of the liturgical season. This offering is also a tribute to those who are honored by the donation of flowers and has been a joy to our guild members.
Contact: Mary Ann Anderson
Be a part of ensuring that everything is prepared to serve at the Lord’s Table each Sunday or serve His loving grace to all of the congregation by being a part of the communion preparers and servers team.
The Landscaping Team meets twice a year on Property Work Day to tackle tough jobs of weed removal and major pruning tasks. Some exterior & interior painting is done as needed. All church members are welcome and lunch is served.
Contact Bob Senn, Assistant Property Manager.