First Christian Church of Orange is dedicated to serving others in our local community and throughout the world. We contribute more than 18% of our operating and special funds to outreach causes. This list provides information about each of the outreach organizations we support.
Members of FCCO adopt a Chapman Disciples of Christ student and commit to care packages and at least two meals out during the school year. Goal is to help Disciples students feel welcome and at home in Orange and at FCCO.
AIDS Services Foundation
AIDS Services Foundation Orange County’s (ASF) mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and improve the lives of men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Orange County.
All Peoples Community Center
All Peoples Community Center provides a broad spectrum of social services to all, regardless of faith or race, and to empower the community to meet its needs by promoting equality, unity, respect and self-determination among all who participate in its programs.
Beverly’s House assists emancipated foster females and their children.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Orange County is a non-profit organization that trains community volunteers to serve as powerful mentors and advocates for our community’s most severely abused, abandoned and neglected children.
Members of the congregation shop for families in need during the Christmas season.
Disciples Mission Fund
FCCO also contributes generously to the Disciples Mission Fund and participates in five denominational Special Day offerings:
Disciples Seminary Foundation
DSF students receive the highest level of theological education through our partner institutions: Claremont School of Theology, Pacific School of Religion, and Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry.
Eastmont Community Center
Eastmont Community Center was founded in 1967 in collaboration with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to enhance the quality of life for children, youth, working adults and seniors in low-income families by providing needed education, social services, and health and wellness services that promote personal development and self-sufficiency.
Founders Day at Chapman University
Supports scholarships for DOC students at Chapman.
Friendly Center assists the economically less fortunate through programs and services, such as children and youth academic tutoring, family advocacy, supplemental food programs and emergency assistance.
GLAD Alliance– Gay and Lesbian Affirming Disciples
We are called to join in God’s work of transforming the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) into a just and inclusive church that welcomes persons of all gender and sexual identities into full life and leadership.
Good Samaritan Fund
This is a discretionary fund for the pastors to provide emergency assistance to those who have immediate need of food or gas.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat repairs homes for low income families, builds workforce homes for moderate income families, joins OC neighborhoods in community revitalization projects, teams with other non-profits, and supports veterans and active military families with home ownership and repair.
Abraham House (L’Arche Wavecrest) is a home where Core Members (persons with developmental disabilities) live with Assistants (persons without disabilities) and share life together as friends, not as clients and staff.
Providing a Home for Teens in Crisis, Transforming Lives, and Strengthening Families. Laurel House was founded in 1985 by two women who were distraught at the sight of teenagers living on the streets of Orange County, California.
Mary’s Kitchen, acknowledging the Christian principles upon which it was founded including compassion and respect for human dignity, through volunteers, feeds, clothes and provides services that support and enhance the quality of life for the hungry and homeless that come to Mary’s Kitchen.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels provides nutritious meals to home-bound individuals who are unable to plan, shop or prepare meals for themselves due to illness, disability, or age.
Project Hope Alliance
Project Hope Alliance supports Project HOPE School (now Skyview Elementary and Middle School), a kindergarten through 8th grade that serves extremely poor children, most of who live in motels.
PUCK (Pioneering Unique Cures for Kids)
Pioneering Unique Cures for Kids (PUCK) recognizes that curing a rare disease like Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), lacks the mass appeal that brings with it public awareness and funding. PUCK provides research funding to the doctors and on-the-ground local support to the patients who are together transforming an incurable disease into a curable one, a child at a time.
San Sang Bohoon Christian Church
This is a small Disciples of Christ congregation that meets in a park to lead worship and serve the homeless.
The Sheepfold provides refuge and support for homeless women and their children who find themselves with no place to go, no food and no money.
Sunday Night Together
Sunday Night Together is a community program at which a meal is served each 4th Sunday night of the month to those in need.
Week of Compassion
Week of compassion is a disaster relief organization within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). An offering is collected each spring and throughout the year when appeals are made from disaster affected individuals and congregations.