Our small congregation has a long history of starting new ministries and of building mutually beneficial relationships with neighboring ministries. We are grateful for the many partners who work with us to support the poor in downtown San Jose. In the current economy we are seeing more need than ever before and are feeling the stretch to address those needs.

There are many ways you can help:

Get Involved

"Suit up and show up."  Just coming to church will introduce you to people outside your own economic, professional or demographic class.  You'll meet your neighbors, including several homeless individuals.   Hearing each others' stories changes us.  At FCC we recognize that when we are directly connected to places that need healing in our world, we are creating the Kingdom of God here and now.

Donate Money 

There are many needs that only money can meet. Monetary donations give us the flexibility to address ongoing and unexpected needs.  Maintaining a 1939 building that stands tall under heavy use by public benefit organizations requires resources.  Checks can be made out to First Christian Church and mailed to FCC, 80 South Fifth Street, San Jose, CA 95112.

Donate Building Maintenance Skills

Do you have electrical or building skills or are you a Jack or Jill of all trades?  Our building needs care and maintenance, from door hinges to window repair to plumbing.  If you enjoy general repairing we have opportunities for you!  Please contact our church office at 408-294-2944.

Donate Supplies

F.C.C. works with Recovery Cafe to provide meals to the homeless in our community. Food donations and kitchen supplies are needed. Please consider donating any of the following:

  • Kitchen supplies –  good quality knives, serving utensils, large cooking pots/pans, large spaghetti pot w/ strainer, kitchen towels, plastic cutting boards, roll away service cart
  • disposable products – 8" plates, napkins, cups, 12 oz. bowls, plastic utensils, coffee stirrers (environmentally friendly preferred) , 42 gallon plastic garbage bags, plastic gloves
  • hand sanitizer
  • office supplies (tape, copier paper, etc.)
  • cleaning supplies
  • (No clothes or food products please.)

Call the office at 408-294-2944 with questions or to arrange a drop off.