Our church has been a leader among Christian Churches of Oregon in helping those who are in need.
In the Greater Salem Area
We help support the following community efforts: The Union Gospel Mission, The Salvation Army, The Marion/Polk Food Share, Habitat for Humanity, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Salem Outreach Shelter, HOME, Congregations Helping People, Family Building Blocks as well as our own Helping Hands Ministry. We host AA, Alanon, OA, FAA that meet throughout the week.
Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
Salem First Christian Church has a long standing relationship with IHN that seeks to help homeless families to get back on their feet in a way that keeps the families together and honors that they are God's children. Over the years we have taken on different commitment levels that began by being a supporting congregation to host churches. Eventually we discovered that we can host the families at the church at different times of the year. In 2013 we are looking forward to being a host church for a total of three weeks. If you would like to learn more about IHN please visit their website at http://salemihn.org/.
Throughout the year on 5th Sundays we go out into the community as a church and work on various service projects. The service projects and sign-ups are posted on the FCC Life page in the month of a Service Sunday. We would love for you to join us in serving our community.
Annually the Middle and High School youth participate in a Mission trip. They have served in New Orleans, Mexico, Salem and Yakama Mission, rebuilding homes and churches.
Every other year, our congregation sponsors a work trip to Ecuador. They helped build a church and visited the sheep, chicken and strawberry projects that we have supported. The last mission trip was July 2014.
Through work trips and offerings, we help support the work of Yakama Mission. For more information go to: http://yakamamission.org
Through our Week of Compassion offering, we are able to offer assistance around the world whenever the need arises. The offering emphasis is in February, but contributions can be made at anytime. For more information go to: http://www.weekofcompassion.org
Through Global Ministries offering, we are able to offer assistance around the world whenever the need arises. For more information go to: http://www.globalministries.org