He who gives to the poor will not lack...
We have multiple sources of benevolence that we provide in our church. Every first Sunday, we collect an offering that is used for the month to provide families in need with finances (for members except in special cases), food, and resources they may need. Our Second Harvest pantry is an extension of our Benevolence ministry to help feed families in our community. We are always in need of donations, just remember all food items must be in the original unopened commercial packaging. Items we could use include:
- MEATS: We are always in need of meats of any kind
- HOUSEHOLD: laundry detergent, dish soap, personal hygienic items
- BABY: Stage 2 baby food, diapers
- DRY GOODS: Sugar, peanut butter, pancake mix, syrup, coffee, drink mixes, powdered milk, mac and cheese, cereals, spaghetti sauce, etc.
- At this time, we cannot accept dry goods due to moth problems and urge you instead to purchase other food items or give financially to Benevolence.
- CANNED GOODS: Tuna, chicken, soups, vegetables
We have a special ministry called HomeBound for members of the church who are unable to make it to regular church services for various reasons. This ministry aims to keep these members connected by visiting with them in their homes, and providing gifts during various holidays to show we remember them and care about them.
To learn more about our benevolence ministry, or to find out how you can help, you can contact our Benevolence Director, Dorcas Fischer, at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Mercy Heart is a support ministry for families of inmates & ex-offenders that meets every Thursday night for dinner, worship, & Bible study from 6:00pm-8:00pm!
Mercy Heart operates with the intention to win the war on family disintegration due to incarceration by restoring hope through Jesus Christ. Transformation spiritually, relationally and materially through the ministry of Christ.
Sometimes there is a fear of embarrassment to cope with when a family member is incarcerated. It seems as though all of life comes to a stand-still, and families often seek to escape friends and associates at a time when friends are needed the most. At Mercy Heart you are free to come and pray, worship, and be cared for without any fear that someone will pry into your private concerns. You will be accepted completely for who you are when you come, greeted by people who want to be your friend, and loved by people who want to share in your deepest suffering.
The uncertainties of life with a family member in prison can cause many setbacks mentally, emotionally, and materially. Let us help you!
For more information, you can contact us here, just be sure to mention Mercy Heart and we will get you connected where you need to be.
CareCenter Ministries seeks to rescue the least, the lost and the lonely through Christ-centered programs that strengthen the hand of the poor. We recently partnered with them when they opened a men’s residential home in the heart of Stop Six in the Fort Worth area, consistently serving the apartment communities of Las Vegas Trails through community outreach. CareCenter Ministries’ heart is to partner with people in the community and see this region changed from the inside out. The vision for the near future is to open a women’s home and have the same successful impact as previous branches of CareCenter in Dallas.
UNION GOSPEL MISSION
We gather eight times each month at the Union Gospel Mission to minister to those in need.
- Women: 1st Tuesday of the month 4:00pm (Gloria McGee)
- Women: 5th Sunday of the month at 12:00pm noon (Darbi Johnson)
- Men: 2nd Monday of the month at 4:45pm (Timothy Boyd)
- Men: 4th and 5th Tuesday of the month at 4:45pm (Mario Flores)
- Homeless: 2nd Saturday of the month 12:00pm noon (Bel Arriaga)
- HomeGroups: 4th Sunday of the month
RENAISSANCE PARK MULTI-CARE CENTER (Nursing Home)
During this time, this ministry is not meeting due to national health and safety guidelines.
On each 1st and 3rd Thursday we are welcomed by elderly in need of the love of Christ. We join together and sing hymns and minister through prayer. If you have been gifted in this area and would like to join us, call the church office at (817)336-2687.
In 2018, God gave us the vision to begin shifting our focus more towards making an impact on the homeless community of Fort Worth. For the past year now, we have fulfilled that vision and are continuing to grow even more this year! We meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month at the church and depart at 8am to go minister to the homeless. We would love to have you on our team, and even if you can’t join us each month, we love to get donations to bless these people!
Homeless Outreach Leader: Mike Flores
LONG-TERM MISSIONS PARTNERS:
Ari & Shira Sorko-Ram
Ministry focus: Evangelism.
|Christian Ministries in Africa
David & Jennifer Hatley
Located: Eastern Africa, based in Kenya.
Ministry focus: church planting, education, orphanages.
|National Call to Prayer
Located: Fort Worth, Texas.
National Call to Prayer has been in existence since 1979. NCTP established the National Prayer Embassy in Washington D.C.
Impact India Ministries
Ministry focus: Rescue children who have been orphaned, reach out to women who have been victims of domestic violence.
|Pregnancy Help Center
Located: Fort Worth, Texas
Ministry focus: Pregnancy and parenting classes, pregnancy tests and post abortion counseling.
Rahn Family Ministries/Greater Europe Mission
Located: Germany, France
Ministry focus: Outreach, evangelism, church planting
First Church Ministries
Ministry focus: Equip the leaders of churches to transform the nation for Jesus Christ
Unfortunately due to conflicts involving international restrictions related to Covid-19, our Kenya missions trip has been cancelled for 2021.
If you have any questions or concerns about anything related to missions, you can contact our Missions Director, Rhonda Cobern.