Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a tithing church, meaning that every month 10% of the church’s collection is given to a charitable organization.
Last Sunday, representatives from the organizations that Central supports with their tithe set up booths in fellowship hall so the congregation could learn first-hand about each group’s charitable activity.
The organizations represented included Connecting Point of Park Cities, Church World Service, Write-Way Prison Ministries, Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries, Disciples Home Missions, Thai Christian Foundation, Disciples Crossing, Global Ministries, Dallas Casa, Kershaw's Challenge, Textweek, World Concern, North Texas Area of the Christian Church, Samaritan's Purse, PLAN, Inman Center, Ebby House, Week of Compassion, Christian Church in the Southwest, ALARM, Metrocare Services, Visiting Nurses, Austin Street Center and Dickinson Place.
Besides tithing to assist with financial support, Central assists these charities in other ways. For instance, Connecting Point of Park Cities houses their day program for adults with disabilities in Central’s educational building. Central’s Disciples Women is currently working with Metrocare Services on a children’s coat drive.
Tuesday, the church’s kitchen smelled of pumpkin and spice as pumpkin pies (from scratch) were being baked for delivery to the AustinStreetCenter on the eve of Thanksgiving.
If you are looking for ways for you and your family to get involved in the spirit of giving, you might consider visiting Central during the Advent season. There are numerous ways to give back to the community at Central from the Angel Tree that will fill Christmas wishes for less fortunate children to delivering home-baked Christmas goodies to the elderly and shut-ins.
Central Christian Church is located at 4711 Westside Drive in Dallas, between Lemmon Avenue and Mockingbird Lane. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. and all are welcome.