HOLIDAY FOOD BOXES
We provide boxes of food for families selected by the Family Services Association of Boyle County. Fresh food, canned staples, and basic supplies assist local families during the holidays.
ADOPT A FAMILY
Working with Heritage Mission, FCC made a difference in Eastern Kentucky after the flooding, one family at a time. We collected donations for a family with two boys, including a wheelchair ramp, kitchen necessities, bedding, and even a few toys for the kids. The donations were so bountiful that the excess was distributed by Heritage Mission to other families as well.
TRUNK OR TREAT
We host a Trunk or Treat event each year, with fun games, a booth competition, and lots of treats. In October 2022 we had a "Track" or Treat inside the gym with a not-so-scary Halloween Maze with over 200 spooky visitors throughout the day!
We provided flood relief in Eastern Kentucky by providing volunteers, needed items, and financial aid. In September 2022 we took a mission trip to assist in treating homes for water damage and sent much needed supplies.
Through donations and volunteers, we assisted Western Kentucky with relief after the tornado in December 2022 alongside Cross Roads Mission church. We framed walls, installed insulation, and repaired fixtures.
The mission of Grace Gardens is to plant, harvest, preserve, educate and to make available nutritious fruits and vegetables for those in need in our community, for church functions, for church members and for a nonprofit, pay-as-you-can restaurant called Grace Cafe. Two gardens sites compose Grace Gardens. Site 1 is the Reflection Garden with a shape reflecting the design of the Sanctuary window under which it is located. Site 2 is the Trinity Garden, an organic vegetable garden with seating, raised beds and handicapped accessibility. It features a butterfly garden and antique rose bushes along with vegetable beds and blueberry bushes.
FCC is one of five local churches that pack bags of food for children/ youth , who have been identified as ‘food insecure’ in the home. FCC has packed food bags once a month, on the fourth Wednesday, for 19 years. FCC collects contributions occasionally from the congregation , to be given to the local Backpack Kids fund. God’s Pantry supplies much of the staples for the project, and our local storage/ packing site is housed at Indian Hills Christian Church. The FCC team prepares the food bags at that location.
We generally have 10-16 packers. Generally we pack 150-200 bags of food. The children/ youth receive a bag each week.
BACK TO SCHOOL
In July, we donated school supplies to local children to be used throughout the year. Schools have plenty to provide for their students so that all have access to quality education.
SOUPS ON US
Inspired and mentored by the Saint Peter and Paul ministry, Soup’s on Us, FCC began its own SOU outreach in February of 2010. On the third Saturday of every month, FCC volunteers prepare and deliver meals to needy families in the Danville, Junction City area. Carryout boxes include soup, sandwiches, crackers, fruit cup and cookies.
Our SOU outreach delivered its 50,000th meal box in November 2022! That's over 100,000 servings from our hands to those of the needy, elderly, and hungry children in Boyle County.
CHURCH UNDER THE BRIDGE
FCC participates twice a year in this non-denominational ministry of churches in the Lexington area of providing worship, teaching, and prayer for the homeless in downtown Lexington. Each church is responsible for a feeding at the end of the service in which opportunities of the hope and love of Christ is shared even further. A bible study is also available for those interested after the worship service.
Throughout the year, several community-wide events are held with the help of many volunteers. It's always a perfect opportunity to strengthen the fellowship of the church while sharing the love of Christ. The following events traditionally occur each year: Easter Egg Hunt, Great American Brass Band Festival Ecumenical Worship Service, VBS, Trunk or Treat, and Breakfast with Santa and more.
THE SALVATION ARMY
FCC has a long-standing relationship with The Salvation Army and their mission for Boyle county residents.
For over 20 years we have supported their Angel Tree Program and Kettle Bell Ringing during the Christmas season. In 2022 we filled the wish list for Christmas presents to over 30 children!
Our 4 Cans 4 Others program is an ongoing ministry that continues to provide items for their food pantry throughout the year. Church attenders and visitors are encouraged to bring 4 cans of food items each week to help support the food demand for many low-income families in the Danville/Boyle County community.