Missions, Groups and Projects
The many ways our church is serving the Community.PUNCH First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a member of "People Uniting Neighbors and Churches.” This group is working to see what concerns and needs are in the neighborhood and to determine how local churches can help and be of service to our neighbors. For more information contact Mike and Pat Moritz at FCC or check out the PUNCH website at www.davenportpunch.org PUNCH meetings will be held the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 at different locations. Call the Church office 322.0929 for location.
The Churches of PUNCH are: First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, St. John’s United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Third Missionary Baptist Church, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE (CWS)
This agency responds immediately after a disaster happens such as the Hurricane Recovery Program in the Gulf States and the Tsunami in India. CWS provides blankets, health kits, school supplies and emergency clean up supplies as well as medical supplies. DISCIPLE’S MISSION FUND – Our church supported more than 200 missionaries by contributing 8% of our offering to the Disciple’s Mission Fund. Of that 8%, $2,488.00 was given to the Division of Overseas Ministries. Missionaries come to North America from other countries to help us learn first hand what it means to be partners with our brothers and sisters around the world. Overseas Ministries works with our ecumenical partners in more than 90 countries worldwide in a variety of ministries such as church development, education, health, evangelism and community development.
DISCIPLE’S MISSION FUND
Our church supported more than 200 missionaries by contributing 8% of our offering to the Disciple’s Mission Fund. Of that 8%, $2,488.00 was given to the Division of Overseas Ministries. Missionaries come to North America from other countries to help us learn first hand what it means to be partners with our brothers and sisters around the world. Overseas Ministries works with our ecumenical partners in more than 90 countries worldwide in a variety of ministries such as church development, education, health, evangelism and community development. Four Special Offerings are designated to the Disciples Mission Fund: Easter – Used for general ministries implementation of disciples imperative to strengthen congregation life. Pentecost – Used for new church development, divided equally between the region in which the offering is received and for new church ministry. Thanksgiving – Given to higher education institutions that are responsible for the theological education of the church’s leaders. Christmas – Offerings help strengthen congregational life for our regional ministries.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) participates in the Crop Walk to raise money to help fight hunger. The event is a bi-state 6.2-mile run/walk, 25% of funds received support Quad City Hunger Programs, and 75% goes to the Church World Service Program. The Crop Walk is held in September.First Christian Church is in partnership with CareLink, which is operated by Churches United. Our church is able to refer individuals who are not members of the church to CareLink. A social worker will assess individual’s needs and determine when food and financial assistance is needed and appropriate.
TRUNK OR TREAT
This is a neighborhood activity held the night before Halloween. Church members bring candy to the church parking lot, open car trunks and distribute goodies to all the children. Hot dogs and milk are also donated by families in the church. This event continues to grow with approximately 500 children and adults visiting Trunk or Treat this year.
MITTEN AND HAT TREE
In December mittens and hats for children are brought and placed on a Christmas tree in Fellowship Hall. These items are then shared with Our House Pre School and needy children in an elementary school.The CHURCH VAN was purchased with donations to transport members needing rides to and from church. The van is also used to go Christmas caroling to our home bound and nursing home residents. The youth groups have used the van on several occasions. If you need a ride to church, please contact the church office during office hours at 563.322.0929.
Pastoral Counseling is available to members who are going through a difficult time in their life.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry provides beautiful crocheted and knitted shawls to individuals who have or are going through serious health problems. The Church Office.