We are taking donations of the clothing items listed above. The cold winter months are coming and we like to help provide those out in the cold with some new items to help keep them cozy. Place your donated items in the bin labeled H.U.G.S. near the front office
This is a place for distribution of food for low income families. Please bring non-perishable food items and place them in the red bucket. FISH is very appreciative of what we donate. Here are a few bullets about FISH:
A kind-hearted local named Jaime, has started a non-profit which is offering showering facilities to the local homeless. Our church is working to help her continue her ministry which provides sanitation and warmth to people who otherwise would not have these luxuries. Jaime supplies all of the towels and toiletries herself and does the laundry from these services at her home, on her own dime.
We are helping further Jaime’s ministry by providing love donations of body soaps, shampoos, towels, laundry detergent and/or money offerings. If you feel led to donate to her cause, please place your donation items in the labeled box at the back of the sanctuary. Donations of money can be given to Beth Hovee, who is able to pass them along to Jaime. Thank you!
“Bybee Lakes Hope Center (BLHC) transforms the never-occupied, 155,000 square foot Wapato Corrections Facility into a trauma-informed, data-driven transitional housing facility to support Multnomah County community members experiencing homelessness.
The Hope Center will be operated by Oregon-based nonprofit Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers, an organization that has been successfully providing transitional housing since 2002. Their organization has grown to include eleven facilities in four counties in Oregon.” - www.bybeelakeshopecenter.com To see how you can help!
“What an incredible year it has been! ...I have been selected to be a part of a missions trip to Israel this summer. We will be partnering with Operation Mobilization to serve the community through evangelism, worship, beach cleaning, and other services. I cannot think of a better way to show God’s love than through serving the people and honoring the land....As I enter into this next semster and work toward the summer departure to Isreal, I continue to trust for the provision God has promised me. The cost of the trip is $3,000 for travel and expenses. If you feel led, I ask for your support through prayer or financial donations. I am excited for what God is doing in my life, with the students at Azusa Pacific University, and the impact God will make in Israel through this trip. If you choose to financially partner with me, there are a few options for giving:
Join the First Christian Church prayer chain email group and help us to pray for one another.