We believe that sharing our financial resources is one important way we live out our calling, as followers of Jesus, to be and share God's good news of unconditional love for all the world.
At Central Christian Church there are a variety of ways to financially support the mission of both this congregation and the larger church in the world.
Central tithes 10% of all donations contributed to the General Operating Budget to support the work of the larger church through the Disciples Mission Fund. In addition, six special offerings each year support ministries of our denomination, including Week of Compassion (disaster relief and development), New Church Ministry, Reconciliation, higher education, and regional work.
The Building Fund is used to fund capital improvements to the building. Our current plan includes reducing our building mortgage debt, renovating the church parlor and supporting an outreach project that will help alleviate hunger locally and globally.
Regular weekly or occasional contributions can be made either during the offering in the Sunday service or through Givelify. Contributions to the General Fund, Building Fund, Concerts with a Cause, Sunday Lunch and the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund can be made through Givelify.
Other Ways to Give
Free Clothing program
Men's and women's clothing, coats, shoes, hygiene items, blankets, pillows and backpacks are always in need to supply our Free Clothing program - especially jeans and shoes. Donations may be left in a cart at the foot of the basement stairs at Door #1. Current needs include: Men's and women's jeans, belts, bras, sweatpants, sweatshirts, backpacks, light weight jackets, raincoats, and hats.
Clothing and household Items are sold in our Thrift Store for a very low price and the money earned is donated to the community in a variety of non-profit organizations throughout the city. Donations may be left in a cart at the foot of the basement stairs at Door #1. Current needs include: Kitchen size trash bags, large black trash bags, men's belts, cookware, small kitchen appliances, linens, and towels
Central volunteers operate a monthly food pantry on the last Saturday of each month. From sixty to one hundred ten families are served each month. Packaged and canned goods may be left in a grocery cart in Fellowship Hall. Current needs include: soups of any kind, greens of any kind, low sodium items, bars of bath soap, and toilet paper. Of course we will gladly accept and use any donations of canned goods, boxed food, etc. that you donate.
The Abitibi bin in the main parking lot is an excellent place to recycle all paper (no corrugated cardboard please) and the money earned is earmarked for other outreach ministries of Central.