First Christian strives to faithfully practice our faith by sharing God’s love and seeking to live out God’s justice with neighbors near and far. We currently participate in the following ministries in the Wilmington area.
Food Pantry Ministry of First Christian Church:
Volunteer teams purchase food for, assemble, and deliver emergency food bags to the Department of Social Services. Deliveries are made twice a month. A list of items for purchase and quantities for each bag is provided. You can help serve by joining a volunteer team or by donating non-perishable food items to the food pantry. (Emergency food bags are distributed to families who have applied for food aid and are unable to afford even the most basic items while their applications are processed.) Time: Teams Rotate, Contact: Ann Boston
Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN)
WIHN provided Cape Fear’s homeless families with emergency and transitional services that assist them in regaining their independence. First Christian serves as a host church for families in the program four times each year. Service opportunities include preparing dinner, staying as an overnight host, washing linens, set-up and break-down of rooms, and more. Time: four times each year, Contact: Millie Griffin
CROP Hunger Walk
Part of Church World Service, CROP Hunger Walks (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) raise money and awareness to support agencies working to end hunger locally and globally. Each October you can be part of First Christian’s team by walking or sponsoring a walker.
Contact: Church Office
Thanksgiving Baskets for Guardian ad Litem Families
The Guardian ad Litem program trains volunteers to be advocates for children in the courts. Families in the program that do not receive any kind of assistance are eligible for the Thanksgiving baskets. First Christian provides abundant baskets of food for a Thanksgiving meal for 12-17 families each year. Be a part of this ministry by bringing canned goods and/or a monetary donation for the purchase of perishables and turkeys.
Contact: Church Office
Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM, Inc.)organizes volunteers and raises funds to complete safety-related urgent home repairs and accessibility upgrades for low-income homeowners in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties. By preventing home accidents and illnesses, WARM helps people age in place safely and independently. Church volunteers regularly contribute their time and talents to this local Ministry program.
Contact: Ann Boston
Every month in the year that has a fifth Sunday, we plan a special All Church Mission day where kids, seniors and all ages in between can help in a local mission project.