First Christian Church Plans Special Fundraiser

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Capping off a month-long Week of Compassion activities, First Christian Church will host a special fundraising luncheon, open to the community, on Feb. 24, at noon, featuring guest speaker Reverend Thaddeus Allen immediately following worship. All proceeds will go directly to the Week of Compassion.

Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. Its mission is to equip and empower disciples to alleviate the suffering of others through disaster response, humanitarian aid, sustainable development and the promotion of mission opportunities. For more information, see www.weekofcompassion.org.

The Rev. Thaddaeus B. Allen is regional minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia, who began his service to the region in this capacity on Nov. 1, 2012. He has served as the associate to the regional minister for Youth Ministry in this region and is a member of the board of directors of the Christian Church Foundation. A 1992 graduate of Bethany College, Rev. Allen holds a M.Div. degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Oh., and is a candidate for the D.Min. degree at Lexington Theological Seminary. 

First Christian Church is at 650 McCallie Ave. Its unique motto is a “Church of Service, Not Lip Service.” Please call the church office at 267-4506 to make your reservation for this special luncheon by Feb. 18.


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