Each Sunday, the children of First Christian Church are invited and welcomed to participate in children's ministry programming known as Disciples of ChristKids (DOCK).
Just as Jesus and his disciples gathered to learn what it means to be people of faith, learn the sacred stories of Scripture, and experience being the hands and feet of Christ, the children of DOCK come together through weekly service projects, prayer, and compassion for others. Children from age 3 to fifth grade, take time during their offertory moment to discuss Jesus' teachings of compassion and caring for those in need. The children are taught that no matter how big or small, everyone can be a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.
In 2019, the children participated in monthly service projects which brought love and respect to over 1,000 individuals in the Louisville community. The children, too, are impacted as they connect deeply to the projects they complete! The projects completed this year included the following:
Homemade Cat Toys for Humane Society
Chemo Care Kits for children at Kosair Children's Hospital
Backpacks and Comfort Supplies for St. Joseph’s Children’s Home
Staff Appreciation bags for Center for Women and Families Staff
Family Fun Zone items for Louisville Youth Group
Homeless Kits for Forgotten Louisville
Family Fun Zone items for Louisville Pride Foundation
Appreciation Kits for Teachers at Moore High
Snowman Soup for Homeless for Forgotten Louisville
The wholeness grant used to fund this ministry was made possible through your faithful financial support of our church and its ministries and help fund a variety of efforts to make our world a better place.
You can find more examples of those efforts or apply for a grant to make the world a better place by clicking here.