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 As an extension of our faith we become the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in the world around us.  We are called to share the love that was given to us by God to all that we come in contact with.  

First Christian does a variety of mission work ranging from serving at Newgate and Hi Way 80 Rescue Mission to Domestic Trips to St. Louis and Joplin and going to Costa Rica to serve and work with followers of Christ in establishing God's Kingdom here on earth.


Outreach

Outreach of First Christian Church in Longview begins within the hearts of our members and the walls of our building and extends beyond to community, regional and national programs. FCC Longview continues a long history of being a strong servant church. The current annual budget allocates over $81,000 for Outreach. Just as significant as budgetary commitment is the ever-faithful support of our members who volunteer their time and talents to various agencies in our community. Over $130,000 of in-kind service by our volunteers is given to non-profits in our community.

The following is a list of some of the agencies supported by FCC Longview:

  • Grief Groups 

  • Rusk Birthday Party providing birthday cakes and gifts to the residents

  • Refuge International (medical clinics in rural Guatemala)

  • Adopt a School-Ware Elementary

  • Longview Community Ministries’ Food Box, Meals on Wheels, and Service Center

  • Newgate's Stewpot

  • East Texas Child Advocates, including Children's Advocacy Center, Court Appointed

  • Crisman School Scholarship

  • Rainbow Room for foster parents' supplies

  • Forever Friends for at-risk teen girls

  • East Texas Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ETCADA)

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • East Texas Literacy Council

  • Highway 80 Rescue Mission/Hope Haven

  • Bethany Home for out of town families of hospital patients

  • Juliette Fowler Communities

  • Longview Christian Retirement Homes

  • Disciples Crossing (Camp at Athens, Texas)

  • Week of Compassion (worldwide ministries)

  • Longview Preschool for economically disadvantaged families

  • Women’s Center of East Texas

  • Highway 80 Rescue Mission and its sister, Hope Haven for women

  • International Affairs Seminar to train our youth to see the needs of the world

  • Church Finance Council (Disciples' "United Way")

  • Northeast Area of the Christian Churches of the Southwest

  • Pension Fund for retired ministers

  • Week of Compassion (World-wide emergency assistance)

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