The Outreach Team at First Christian Church in Pendleton is committed to a variety of local projects and concerns.  Outside the local area, Disciples of Christ outreach ministries serve Christ in many different ways at the regional, national, and international levels.  A common fund, now called the Disciples Mission Fund (DMF)*, supports over 70 outreach ministries from local to global. 

In Pendleton, the Outreach Team currently counts the following as primary activities: 
• teaching anger management classes at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution,
• serving Sunday breakfasts to the homeless in the communitythru Veda's Breakfast, 
• providing homemade quilts, shawls, and toys for those needing comfort with the Faithful Comfort Crafters Group,
• supporting Helping Hand, a local ecumenical facility that assists qualified needy with food, rent, utilities, and other services,
• maintaining a missionary relationship with Jim & Jayanthi Wilson in Botswana,
• overseeing six special offerings throughout the calendar year, and  

Additionally, the Outreach Team is very involved in Pendleton's Neighbor 2 Neighbor Program.  Volunteers are needed continually.  See the impact that happens when you are able to share your time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk4MT4Qi6Uw 

*From Disciples online resources, we learn the following regarding the DMF.   “As a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world, we use a common funding system to all congregations to share resources with one part of the church's ministry that are then shared across the life of the church.  The mission funding system, as overseen by the General Board, is a pre-allocated means of offering gifts in support of region ministries, general ministries, and institutions of higher education.  The mission funding system allows the church to partner together for promotion and interpretation and the receipting and distributing of gifts.”  These monetary gifts come primarily from congregations but also from CWF (the Disciples women’s fellowship), the Christian Church Foundation, church schools, individuals and groups within congregations.  Our congregation, like most Disciples of Christ churches, gives at least ten percent of our local operating income to DMF.

Updated 2/12/15 upon Request of Outreach Chair D. Peterson

 
 
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