Missions are at the center of our outreach to others. We are continuing important outreach ministries such as our Food Room, officially The Lord’s Pantry, supported by Second Harvest. We give bags of food staples and basic hygiene items on Tuesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm to people who come to us in need. We do not require anything but a signature and number of people in household from our clients at the Tuesday Lord’s Pantries.
Periodically, we sponsor Mobile Pantries also coordinating with Second Harvest. Through the mobile pantries, we can provide food for many more people in Clarksville-Montgomery County than we can accommodate through our Tuesday Lord’s Pantry. The two requirements for clients at the Mobile Pantries are to show evidence of current residence in Montgomery County and to quality according to the USDA Income Eligibility Scale.
We are continuing our close alliance with the Insight Counseling Center of Clarksville, which has been housed at FCC since the Center’s beginning over twenty years ago. Specifically, we provide an office suite and utilities for the Center.
In an effort to expand our mission in the community, we are partnering with Norman Smith School, located about two miles from our church. Each month, we consult with the teaching staff to determine what specific needs they have that our congregation can provide. Our offerings have ranged widely from supplies such as paper, crayons, and glue to winter gloves to antibacterial wipes, tissues, and gift cards.
An additional mission we would like to expand is our outreach to the Fort Campbell community. We want to encourage younger families with children to make FCC their church home. We want to enrich our programs for children and young people that they and their families may grow in Christian love.
Also, our location near Austin Peay State University favorably positions us to reach out to APSU students, faculty, and staff. We are partnering with the Tapestry program at APSU, and we anticipate growth and new ideas in these and other ministries of First Christian Church in Clarksville.
We invite you to join us in our church and its ministry to the Clarksville-Montgomery County community!