We are a Missional Church! Here at First Christian Church Scottsdale we seek to live out our faith by making a tangible difference in the world.

Click on any of the Tabs below to learn about particular Outreach Ministries at First Christian Church Scottsdale.

  • Outreach
  • Global Missions
  • Regular Projects
  • Collections

Outreach is our passion here at First Christian Church. These are just a few of the projects we support.

By working with the Scottsdale Unified School District, we identified students who do not have enough food to eat on the weekends. We created a “Healthy Packs” food distribution program for these school children to have food placed in their backpacks on Fridays.

Daily we host several AA Meetings on our campus.

This year we partnered with Family Promise – a local homeless agency geared toward families – to help them build a concrete pad for a new storage facility as part of Scottsdale’s “Operation Fix It!”

We prepare and give Prayer Shawls to those who are sick, to reassure them of God’s presence and our prayers. So far, over 250 prayer shawls have been given!

We donate to W.H.E.A.T.’s Clothes Silo every couple of months. The Clothes Silo is a non-profit women’s boutique that provides professional clothing at no cost to women entering or the work force.

At Feed My Starving Children in Tempe we scoop food for those in need to be sent abroad.

We are a Global Mission Church. Many of us signed a covenant to follow the world mission guidelines.

Our church is committed to:WoC Logo

  • Pray for partners & missionaries
  • Educate church members about global ministries
  • Seek justice for the “least of these.”
  • Donate to the global community
  • Share the story
  • Participate as you can

Through our denomination’s Week of Compassion we collect donations for natural disasters or major causes such as hunger in third world countries wherever there are great needs in the world such as in New Orleans and in Haiti where we sent nearly $5000.

Members traveled to Africa to visit a mission school then upon return purchased 6 bunk-beds for their dormitory.

Youth and adults have traveled to Texas to help at a children’s home and participate with the youth.

Monthly we deliver a hot meal to our members who are shut in or returning from the hospital or rehab. We call it Mission Nutrition and the meals are cooked, packaged, and delivered by our church members!

In October we sell pumpkins in our “Pumpkin Patch” project. Profits go to our missions fund to support activities like the “Mexico Build.”

November brings the “CROP Hunger Walk” in which members collect monetary donations and canned food for the hungry locally and abroad. They walk the distance the homeless walk between meals where food is given to them.

Several groups in the church sponsor Christmas projects, reaching out to families and children through “Adopt a Family”. Plus, Christmas Shoebox Ministries include stuffing a shoebox or gift bag for children with toys, candy, toiletries and school supplies to be sent to a child in need.

Periodically, we organize groups to go to United Methodist Outreach Ministries and St Vincent DePaul’s various locations to help cook and distribute meals and unpack collected items from trucks.

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you-can-helpRegular collections (including donations in the offering plates) are designated for the following projects.

Ongoing collections include:

  • Aluminum can pop tops for the Ronald McDonald House
  • Individually portioned meals and snacks are collected for Healthy Packs
  • Canned goods for Vista Del Camino for the homeless and needy
  • Items such as toiletries and paper goods for Family Promise: shelter for families with children
  • Barcodes from Campbell’s soup cans for Woodhaven Community
  • Prayer Shawls from those who knit for those needing prayers
  • Professional clothing for Clothes Silo
  • “Back to School” donations for school children