Disciples of Christ

Our Identity
We are Disciples of Christ, a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.
As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us.

Our Vision
To be a faithful, growing church, that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice.
– Micah 6:8

Our Mission
To be and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps “to the ends of the earth.”
– Acts 1:8

Our Confession
As members of the Christian Church,
We confess that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the living God,
and proclaim him Lord and Savior of the world.
– The Preamble to The Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

For more information, please visit: https://disciples.org/

Green Chalice

We are a certified green chalice community within the Christian Church Disciples of Christ since November of 2016. The purpose of the Green Chalice Program is to help and recognize congregations live out their faith by caring for creation. It also aims to empower congregations/assemblies with ideas and resources to enable them to walk gently on the earth.

For more information, please visit: https://www.discipleshomemissions.org/missions-advocacy/green-chalice/green-chalice-program/

Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance

The Mission of the Open & Affirming Ministry Program is to build a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) that welcomes persons of all gender expressions and sexual orientations to the table of Christ’s communion and to the full life and leadership of the Christian Church.

Open & Affirming Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) have committed to openly welcoming and affirming persons of all gender expressions and sexual orientations.

For more information, please visit: https://disciplesallianceq.org/

Heifer International

Heifer International works to empower Families by:

    We teach people how to use environmentally-friendly farming methods, create and operate businesses, and support their communities with their knowledge.
    We strengthen entire communities by making large-scale improvements to existing economic systems to benefit farmers.
    We help women develop leadership skills so that they can have access to greater opportunities such as education and entrepreneurship.

For more information, please visit: https://www.heifer.org/

Inland Valley Hope Partners

First Christian Church of Pomona is one of the charter members of Inland Valley Council of Churches, now know as the Inland Valley Hope Partners. The mission of the Inland Valley Hope Partners, a collaboration that brings together churches, individuals, businesses and community groups, is to ensure the empowerment of people in need, by providing food, shelter, and supportive services. The offices of IVHP are in our facility and the Our House Shelter, an emergency shelter for families, is also part of our facility. The congregation supports the shelter by paying for all the utilities. Ecumenical work, working with other churches and faith communities, is a core value for Disciples of Christ congregations. Assisting the underserved and poor in our community is also a high priority. IVHP gives us the opportunity to be in mission in our own community.

For more information, please visit: http://www.inlandvalleyhopepartners.org/

ICON: Inland Community Organizing Network

Our congregation is a member institution of  the Inland Community Organizing Network (ICON), a broad based organizing group of faith communities, schools, non-profit groups and unions, which work together to build power in order to improve life in our communities. In Pomona, we have been able to get city officials to allocate more Community Development Block Grant funds for streetlights and sidewalks and save neighborhoods from re-development re-zoning. We have been working with teachers and parents so parents have greater access to the schools in order to volunteer. We also work with other member institutions across LA County and the State of California. This work get us into the community to better know and understand our neighbors. We are in relationship with other congregations and groups whom we would otherwise never have any contact. We are committed to moving out of the culture of isolation in order to create safer, healthier communities for everyone.

For more information, please visit: http://www.ieorganizing.org/

Week of Compassion

First Christian Church participates in Week of Compassion, which is, “the relief, refugee, and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),” our larger denomination. Week of Compassion works all over the world responding to disasters, investing in and supporting communities in ways that prioritize local leadership, and participating in ongoing issues of global justice, namely aiding and advocating on behalf of displaced peoples.

To learn more about Week of Compassion, as well as read the latest stories about what they’re doing around the world, please visit: https://www.weekofcompassion.org/

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