Social Justice, Outreach, and Service
North Chevy Chase Christian Church adults and youth support a variety of local, national, and international organizations that work to help those in need. We also provide opportunities for members to learn about social justice issues such as violence, mass incarceration, and poverty through on-site programs and through participation in events held throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Our commitment to outreach includes providing monetary and in-kind support as well as engaging in hands-on projects to help others. Some recent examples of organizations with whom we have partnered are listed below.
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless --- Welcome Home Kit to furnish an apartment for a formerly homeless individual. Christmas giving to the homeless.
InterFaith Works --- school supplies, new-mother layette kits, clothing drives, annual caregiver's conference, and other projects.
A Wider Circle --- Welcome Home program to furnish an apartment for a homeless person, on-site, hands-on volunteering to sort goods, assist familiies choosing furnishings.
Bethesda Help --- canned food and other support.
Bradley Food Pantry, Pilgrimage Christian Church --- canned and other non-perishable food items.
Caregivers Support Group --- supportive meetings for those dealing with the stress of caring for frail or terminally ill family or friends. Meetings are held on an ad hoc basis and announced through newsletters and the Church's Facebook page.
Week of Compassion --- special offerings to help individuals and communities coping with the aftermath of disaster. Donations may be made to Week of Compassion at any time.
Church World Service --- furniture, kitchen supplies, and school supplies for refugee resettlement in Lancaster, PA, and other projects.
Disciples Mission Fund --- special offerings taken throughout the year that support general ministries, new church development, post-secondary and theological education, and Regional Offices.