2016 Mission Trip
The Outreach Ministry of First Christian Church is excited to announce that our next mission trip will be to Puerto Rico from June 19th-25th, 2016! The deadline for registering for this trip has passed. Our mission team will be raising money throughout the spring to support this trip. We will be selling Pine Needles for $5/bale during the first three weeks of March, and we will be holding a church-wide Yard Sale on the weekend of April 28th-30th. Come out for these exciting sales and help turn our trip into a reality!
Previous Mission Trips
One of the highlights of each year is the church mission trip. For several years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a team of volunteers from First Christian Church went to New Orleans in the spring to work with the Westside Christian Mission Center to rebuild homes and churches and lives in the wake of those devastating natural disasters. In 2012, a work crew from the church went to Birmingham, Alabama to work with Habitat for Humanity, working to build homes there.
In early May of 2013, a group of 12 volunteers went to southern Indiana to work with an organization called March2Recovery, which coordinates teams of volunteers who are working to restore homes, communities, and lives destroyed by the devastating tornado of March 2, 2012. The tornado, rated as a “4” on the NOAA 0-5 intensity scale, stayed on the ground for 50 miles and the 170 mph winds were accompanied by softball-sized hail. It wreaked a path of destruction through Clark, Jefferson, and Washington Counties in Indiana. One of the highlights of the 2013 Mission Trip was an excursion to Cane Ridge, Kentucky – an important historical site for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
For more pictures of the 2013 mission trip, go to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Facebook page!