Let justice roll down like waters, and Righteousness like an ever-flowing stream ~Amos 5:24
For those folks who seek and find meaning in the words of Micah 6:8, "to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God," we offer many options. Join us in our efforts to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, and welcome the stranger.
reaching out into our community and the world beyond
Current community programs that we are supporting include:
Meridian School District Resource Center
Socks on the street (CAST)
Habitat for Humanity
Skookum Kids children's transitional housing
Together with several other local congregations, we participate in CAST, serving coffee, sandwiches and soup to hungry folks at the Arch of Healing and Reconciliation near the downtown Bellingham Public Library.
There are few things in life more miserable than being cold, homeless, and having wet, dirty socks. Help us protect the cold, unhappy feet of Whatcom County by donating new, comfy socks to our Socks on the Street ministry.
Food Bank Collections
Non-perishable food items can be placed in the shopping cart in the narthex (foyer) and will be delivered to the Bellingham Food Bank on a regular basis.
Clean Water Projects
It is estimated that 783 million people worldwide do not have access to safe and clean water. So, we at FCC B'ham, keep water jars in our homes to remind us that water is a luxury. Throughout the year, we toss our spare change into our jars. Then, each March, in honor of World Water Day, we send the money to Global Ministries to help provide clean water to those in need around our world. (Water jars are available in the church office.)
In November of 2021, Whatcom County experienced significant flooding, which displaced 500+ families. In response, First Christian Church began collecting essential household & personal supplies to keep on hand for families in need.
If you would like to donate supplies to our cupboard or find yourself in need, please contact us at 360.734.6820 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Outreach Sunday
The people of First Christian Church have found that we can serve God best when we're serving others. And we have fun when we're doing it. As such, we've designated 5th Sundays as our "community outreach" Sundays.
Finding Safe Space
Disciples House/Family Promise Day Center
In 2006, one of our church members found a house that was slated for demolition. It took many $$$ and phone calls, untold visits to City Hall, and countless donated hours from local volunteers, but the house was relocated onto our church property and transformed into a home.
Disciples House served as a home, offering safe harbor for Whatcom County families as they work with Opportunity Council to find their "forever homes," for twelve years. Then, during the winter of 2017-18 another transition began, as it was transformed into the Day Center and later family housing for Family Promise.