Christian Action/Community Service (CA/CS) Ministry

The CA/CS Ministry Team provides opportunities for members and friends of First Christian Church (DoC) Topeka to reach out to help others, both in our church family and community, by giving and serving.

Loaves and Fishes – a fund-raising program where all monies generated are used to support local agencies and organizations.  This is done through the Dillons Community Rewards program (formerly through sales of Dillons and HyVee gift cards).  As of December 2016, Loaves and Fishes provided $4,861.00 in supplies to served agencies.  Agencies and organizations that we support with these funds are:

  • Breakthrough House
  • Cornerstone
  • Doorstep
  • FCC Apartments
  • Florence Crittenden
  • Helping Hands
  • Let’s Help
  • KS Christian Home
  • LULAC
  • NETReach
  • Papan’s Landing
  • Red Cross
  • Rescue Mission
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Salvation Army
  • Silverbackks
  • Veterans’ Administration
Baby Bag Ministry – When a new child is welcomed into the world, we provide a bag in the Narthex where parishioners can leave a small gift or card for the family and it will be delivered to them.
 
 Clothing Donations – Cleaning out your closets and have clothes to get rid of?  Put them in the Doorstep box.  Embarrassed that they are old or need repair?  Don’t be.  EVERYTHING is used.  Doorstep takes what they want for their clothing room and passes the rest on to the Rescue Mission.  The Rescue Mission takes out what they want for their clothing room and bundles the rest to be sold as rags.  So don’t worry about the condition, bring it on.
 
 CROP – Every fall CA/CS sponsors the CROP walk, to raise funds to end hunger in the U.S. and around the world.
 
 Monthly Hands-on Giving – Every month, CA/CS provides an opportunity for you to become involved in supporting the church outreach.  Some of 2015’s projects are:
  • January – Souper Bowl Sunday – soup and crackers for Doorstep
  • February – Project Topeka (Community Food Drive)
  • April – Bingo prizes for Papan’s Landing
  • May – Camp supplies for Camp Tawakoni

 

Pop Tabs – CA/CS collects pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.  There is a box in the church office to put them in.