Laurelview-Any given year, we send about 20 young people to Camp Laurelview;
a summer church camp that can (and does) change lives. First Christian covers
half the cost of camp for any of our youth who attend camp. Full scholarships
are also available as needed.
Christian maintains an in-house food pantry serving about 20 families.
Angel Tree program collects gifts for children of low-income families. Through
this program, children have a Christmas that they would not have had otherwise.
for Life. Through hoagie sales, flamingo flocks, and other means, we raised
$2,500 this past year for Charleroi’s Relay for Life. That money goes to
support cancer research. Church members man a booth throughout the 12-hour
Relay for Life event at Charleroi Area High School’s football stadium.
on Wheels. Teams from First Christian Church take to the streets to help
deliver meals for folks who might otherwise go hungry.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) takes an active role in the Charleroi
Area Ministerial Association (CAMA). CAMA’s programs include:
The St. Afterschool Program for young people in grades 1-4. St. Afterschool
meets every Tuesday from mid-September through mid-May, throughout the school
year, at Christ Lutheran Church in Charleroi. Students get a free meal, and
they get help with their homework. They also enjoy crafts projects and good
books. During all of this, they learn about Jesus. St. Afterschool is free to
participants and to their families.
A Thanksgiving Day dinner, free to the Charleroi community. CAMA also sponsors
a community Thanksgiving service on the Sunday evening before Thanksgiving.
A Baccalaureate service for the senior class at
Charleroi Area High School. During this service, CAMA awards the Vincent Vitori
Memorial Scholarship to one or more deserving seniors.
A series of Lenten worship
services, hosted by Charleroi-area churches during the period leading up to
An annual service of Prayer for Christian Unity.
A Christmas cantata, performed by a community
choir comprised of members of CAMA churches.