First Christian Church has been gathering items for “Welcome Home Baskets” to present to families from Family Promise of Chattanooga who have graduated and are transitioning to a new home of their own. The Family Promise mission is to help families with children achieve and sustain independence through community partnerships.
FCC is one of 51 area congregations that volunteer with Family Promise to make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteers are always needed, for more information call the church office at 267-4506. Sunday is the final day to contribute items for the baskets. The final push is to provide toilet paper, paper towels, and trash bags. Donations may be left in the church lobby Donation Center.
Regular outreach activities this week include NA meetings, Mondays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Tuesdays at 7 p.m. With school beginning next month it is time once again to ready the Brown Bucks Store for students who attend Brown Academy. The children trade in “bucks” they have earned at school for all sorts of items. Also needed are volunteers to help with the after-school program on Tuesday afternoons. Call 267-4506 for information.
FCC plans to participate in the Habitat for Humanity Mud Run on Aug. 17 and is need of additional volunteers to form a team representing the church.
First Christian Church is at 650 McCallie Ave. Their motto is a “Church of Service, Not Lip Service.” Visit Firstchristian-chat.com, like them on Facebook, or call the church office at 267-4506 for more information.