Today, more than ever, the world needs the strong, bright witness of inclusive, justice-seeking congregations like ours, particularly in Fort Worth, Texas. Communities of faith who will speak out for immigrants, for example, as well as advocate for reproductive justice, religious pluralism, and abolishment of the death penalty have a critically important role to play in this moment.
First Congregational, Fort Worth, is highly visible in our community and beyond for our strong commitment to justice and inclusion founded in our progressive Christian theology.
Like any organization, much of our financial need is mundane – air-conditioning, staff salaries, and lawn care for our 6-acre property. Since we see our purpose as providing nurturing community in as many ways as possible, our building houses a weekly Buddhist meditation group (Cultivating Mindfulness), yoga classes, a Montessori preschool, Refuge Recovery (addiction support) groups, The Welman Project (a non-profit that benefits public schools), a ukulele group, and more. We hope to kick-off a mid-week farmer’s market soon to help our neighborhood more easily access fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as supporting local farmers.
We keep all our rental costs as low as possible to support all these activities. In addition, weekly worship, and thriving progressive Christian education for all ages make us busy 7-days-a-week.
It takes time, talent, and yes, treasure to make love real here and now and to bring about change in the world. We are changing and saving lives, quite literally, here.
And you can help.