Serve With Us
Dr. King once said, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" At FCC, we believe there is a loving heart at the center of the Universe, and it wants the best for every human being. Therefore, we are called to nurture the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual well-being of others. Or in the words of Shirly Chisholm, “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.”
Life is for service.
The Reverend Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)
Justice & Outreach Ministries
Immigration and Criminal Justice
No human is illegal and no family deserves to be broken by deportation or mass incarceration. We believe that Christ’s call to love our neighbor includes our immigrant neighbors (whether next door or south of the south border) as well as our incarcerated neighbors. Therefore, we work closely with partner organizations such as Faith in Texas, Workers Defense Project, and the North Texas Immigration Coalition to ensure all people and families have access to their God-given agency and freedom, free from systemic and institutional barriers to that freedom.
Open And Affirming LGBTQ+
First Community Church has been openly advocating for the LGBTQ+ community for over 20 years. We practice extravagant welcome for all, no matter who you are, how you identify, or whom you love. Many of our members and leaders, including our pastor, are members of the LGBTQ+ community.
We have participated in the AIDS Walk South Dallas and given financial support to Youth First Texas, White Rock Friends (for People Living with HIV/AIDS), and Abounding Prosperity.
We also provide financial support to the GSA Network Clubs at our local high schools and are working with local LGBTQ+ youth, young adults, and allies to expand our programming for our LGBTQ+ neighbors in Far East Dallas.
Just Housing Dallas
First Community is part of the Just Housing Campaign of Faith in Texas. Faith in Texas envisions a Dallas that provides diverse, fair and safe housing for all people, regardless of income source, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, and criminal history. Every person should have a good, safe, affordable place to live–no matter what. As a beloved community, we have a responsibility to make it so if we want our families and neighbors to thrive.
To join us in this work, contact Gina, Chair of Justice & Outreach.