Mission: Inspire compassionate service to meet the physical and spiritual needs of our community through cooperative, healthy partnerships.
Vision: Build a stronger community in Forney through charitable acts of kindness.
Values: Compassion, discipleship by example, build healthy long-term relationships, service above self, cooperation, sustainability, accountability, character building, leadership empowering.
The single biggest obstacle to the church’s mission and vision of peace with justice is the fact of the segregation of the poor/the oppressed/the exploited/the neglected/the stranger from the comfortable/the secure/the satisfied. — Jack Jezreel
We believe how we treat the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the stranger, the sick, and the prisoner is how we treat Christ himself. “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me” (Matthew 25:40). God calls us to protect and [help] those who are poor and vulnerable, and our treatment of people who are “oppressed,” “strangers,” “outsiders,” or otherwise considered “marginal” is a test of our relationship to God, who made us all equal in divine dignity and love. - Richard Rohr
Our proclamation of the lordship of Jesus Christ is at stake in our solidarity with the most vulnerable. If our gospel is not “good news to the poor,” it is not the gospel of Jesus Christ (Luke 4:18). - Richard Rohr
Non-profit and enabling
For too long, organizations in Forney have acted independently in trying to meet the needs of this community. As a result, there is a huge amount of redundancy in costs and administrative time and effort. FCM believes that partnering organizations to pool costs, resources, time and effort will be much more efficient and effective.
Some organizations have time or personnel, but limited financial capabilities. Others have the financial wherewithal, but lack time or personnel. Some have it all! But, if we work together, cooperate and participate together, it is a win-win for everyone…especially those who need our help.
FCM seeks to enable volunteers, donors and ministries to connect to each other, and to coordinate their efforts to build meaningful and impactful relationships with those who need help, so that everyone benefits.
The FCM financial records are always open and transparent. FCM is a subsidiary of non-profit Sharing the Love Foundation, and is applying for its own 501(C)(3). It is run by a board, with representation options available for each partnering organization. Let's work together to meet the needs of our community… openly, honestly and effectively!
Above: First United Methodist Church of Forney has become a new FCM Partner, with a member on the Board of Directors
The First Presbyterian Church's Back-to-School Uniform Drive was a great success! In 139 hours of donated time, 44 volunteers gave away 2,131 uniform items and 256 non-uniform items. For details, see the yellow box on the Events Page.
A major thank you to David Ivie, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church for organizing and managing this impactful event.