Twenty years ago, First Christian Church member Greg Scales' father was diagnosed with Leukemia. Thanks to the efforts of organizations like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Greg's dad is alive today and doing well. With that special connection, joining the 2015 Man/Woman of the Year campaign was an easy choice for Greg, though the work ahead was hard. With a lot of energy, effort, and fundraising activities he was able to raise almost $16,000.00. A wholeness grant from FC
Today's ministry story celebrates the efforts of the very first wholeness grant that was given out. The youth of our church, who often lead the way for us, asked for a grant that would allow them to put together "share the warmth kits" to be given to members of Louisville's homeless community. Here are some of the items included the kits: *Candles *Matches *Socks (all sizes. Can be used for socks or mittens) *Gloves *Cough Drops *Chapstick *Granola Bars With the support of t
Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. Their Mission is to seek to equip and empower disciples to alleviate the suffering of others through disaster response, humanitarian aid, sustainable development and the promotion of mission opportunities. Earlier this year and in response to the growing refugee crisis, First Christian Church gave a $2,000 wholeness grant to Wee
Today's story focuses on a ministry partner with which we have had a relationship for quite a while, but were able to help in an important new way this year. New Life in Christ Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a faith community affiliated with Mission Behind Bars and Beyond. It is located at the Dismas House Charities' Dierson House - a woman's halfway house in Louisville, Kentucky. Weekly Bible studies, life skills classes, mission projects and worship services are
Today's story celebrates a new partnership in ministry for our church. Since 1978, The Kling Center has provided assistance for seniors 55 and older who wish to enjoy active, healthy and independent lives. The Center accomplishes this mission through a range of services provided in a neighborhood, community center setting. The wholeness grant given to the Kling Center was used to purchase much needed toiletries that will be distributed through their client pantry. Toiletries
The Big Day of Serving was just that - A Big Day of Serving!
On Saturday, October 3, 2015 over 100 youth and adults from as far away as Chaffee, MO came to Louisville to help make a difference throughout our city. Participants cleaned and painted Community Centers (Shelby Park, Iroquois Park, California Park, South Louisville Community Center) cleaned parks, moved furniture and cleared out a very large storage room at Wayside Christian Mission’s Louisville Hotel, and clean
Every month, First Christian Church of Louisville hosts a food pantry. On the day we are open, thousands of pounds of food and other items are lovingly given to members of our community. That food is an essential piece of our client families' nutrition for the month.
Of course, the needs of our families often extends beyond food. Seeing an opportunity to provide something of meaning and of value to our food pantry friends, church member Kathy Olliges used a wholeness gra
Every year in the United States, more than 3,500 infant deaths occur due to accidental suffocation, asphyxia, or undetermined causes during sleep. The mission of Cribs for Kids® is to prevent these deaths by educating parents and caregivers on the importance of practicing safe sleep for their babies and by providing Graco® Pack ‘n Play® portable cribs to families who, otherwise, cannot afford a safe place for their babies to sleep. A wholeness grant from FCC, which was matche
As part of our on-going efforts to impact our community, First Christian Church of Louisville is committed to providing the very best worship and church life possible. To that end, half of the funds raised from our 2014 Staking our Claim initiative were used to provide some much needed updates to our our sanctuary. Those renovations were completed in September 2014 Those renovations included the following: - New Carpeting - New Pew Cushions and Covers - New Lighting and Cont
As part of our efforts to build bridges of peace with our Muslim neighbors, an FCC Wholeness Grant was given to help provide half of a cow and three sheep for a local Volunteers of America Center meal program. Our grant, along with gifts given by the Turkish Muslim Community of Louisville and Peace Catalyst International, allowed us to serve a meal to the center’s residents and clients who are part of their Family Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Program. You can f