News Archives : August 2016

Hunger Action Month

August 31, 2016

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me - Matthew 25:35 By Diana Carranza, FirstChurch member & Communications Manager at North Texas Food Bank You’ve likely said the phrase “I’m hungry” before  – and... read more

I’m Glad I Went

August 19, 2016

I’ve never cared for castles or cathedrals or tours involving headphones, long lines or crowds. Maybe it’s because I value the sacred mystery of a chapel that tourism exploits. Maybe I’m grouchy. Maybe I just don’t care. I also maybe should have consulted the choir tour itinerary before signing up... read more

Youth Week

August 10, 2016

FirstYouth spent last week learning about service, poverty, and homelessness. Among other things, we served with Austin Street Center cleaning cots and were humbled by one of the clients who personally thanked us, remarking that our service was making a difference in her life and others. Moments like this have inspired... read more

Rise Update

August 4, 2016

The Rise fund impacts the lives of our neighbors by feeding the hungry, educating vulnerable youth and adults, and providing emergency funding via MissionNOW. This is FirstChurch’s collective effort to financially support our partner agencies committed to affecting change. We are excited that all of our partner agencies are in... read more