Mission Projects

Our congregation is led by the members or lay people along with clergy. This creates a church of faith in action. Here at First Church Phoenix we encourage all of our members to practice their faith in action. We have teams of volunteers that help out with a variety of projects and outreach both within our church community and in the wider world. Want to learn more about Team Ministry? Details about Team Ministry at FIRST can be found here.

Looking for ways to set your faith in motion? First Church partners with various community organizations to serve the needs of God's people.

These opportunities are ever changing and always growing. Contact Pastor James for more information.


Mission Projects


The Dream Act: Too many immigrant kids who grew up in the United States, who call America home, and who want nothing more than to contribute to American society, are being denied a fair opportunity to earn their citizenship. Details.

Do you want to know which Senators and Congresspersons have already become co-sponsors of the DREAM Act and what you can do to make your voice heard? Details.

Hospice of the Valley is the largest not-for-profit hospice in the country, serving about 3,000 patients a day and more than 13,500 patients a year. For information about this organization click on their logo. Visit HOTV Pet Loss Support Group.

Be a Better Earth-Steward. Learn simple ways to live a "green" life.

WHEAT is the World Hunger Education, Advocacy and Training organization. The Mission of WHEAT is to educate, advocate, motivate and empower individuals to action in the fight against hunger. Wheat Hand to Hand project.

Global Ministries is the common witness of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ responsible for nurturing relationships with international partners on behalf of Disciples and the UCC. Details.

HandsOn Greater Phoenix. Vision: We envision a day in which all people realize their power to make a difference and are actively engaged in their communities. Mission: HandsOn Greater Phoenix is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that empowers people to become engaged, take action and create positive change in their communities. Details.

Help for Digital TV Conversion Handyperson volunteers are available to connect converter boxes to televisions, free of charge through Beatitudes Center DOAR. Call (602) 274-5022 to request help or to volunteer, or visit www.centerdoar.org for information.

Information from Prevent Child Abuse America to help you get through these rough economic times. Download the free budget spreadsheet. This excel spreadsheet, from Vertex, includes expense categories and a month-by-month breakdown. It's the perfect way to track your family's expenses in an easy-to-use format. Check out the blog Wisebread. This blog created by a community of bloggers is packed full of tips of how to live large on a small budget.

Affordable Healthcare. Are you or a loved one looking for affordable Healthcare? Follow these links to local agencies that offer quality care for un-insured patients:

  • Mountain Park Health Clinic: For all of the women, children and men who are looking for a healthcare home that understands the needs of a working family or individual; the promise of affordable healthcare is as close as the nearest Mountain Park clinic. Details.
  • Mission of Mercy, a non-profit organization, seeks to restore dignity to all people by being an instrument of "healing through Love," and by the reciprocal sharing of God's mercy with those we serve. Details.