Transitions Ministry Center

The Transitions Ministry Center of the McMinnville First Christian Church serves persons experiencing homelessness and unstable housing. These persons are increasing in numbers at an alarming rate in the city of McMinnville and surrounding areas, and the issues they face far outpace the current capabilities of the city to address their needs and the resulting problematic issues that result.

The efforts of the Transitions Ministry Center have entailed establishing partnerships with a growing number of local agencies, organizations and churches such as The McMinnville City Council's Task Force on Affordable HousingMcMinnville Cooperative Ministries, Hope on the Hill, YCAP, Champion Team and Provoking Hope.

The Transitions Ministry Center is already making a BIG Difference!

There is an average number of 38 guests present for the Tuesday/Thursday Breakfast Program, with volunteers putting in more than 150 combined hours of service each month to help those experiencing homelessness and unstable housing. Having a morning meal provided to them means one less thing to worry about in their efforts to transition into stable housing....

This is an ambitious project, and it is impossible for it to be a success without support from the community! Please consider helping this ministry succeed through either volunteer service or financial assistance.

Please spread the word - more volunteers are needed, and donations of time and money go a long way in helping to make things better for the guests, our neighbors, our community, and ourselves!

You can now financially support the Transitions Ministry Center online.  Simply click on the "Donate" button below and the site will take you through the process.  

Thanks for your commitment to our shared ministry!

Thank you for your support!

City Outreach Ministries

City Outreach Ministries receives donations of clothing, furniture, household and personal items. These goods are donated by caring people and organizations, sorted by our volunteer staff, then given to Yamhill County residents who are in need. 

City Outreach was established by New Horizons Church in 1999, and became a ministry of the McMinnville First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2009. Continuing to grow, we operate with a volunteer staff of more than 30 people who regularly serve approximately 250 families each month.

Volunteers for this ministry are welcomed, and needed for volunteer teams that spend 3 hours weekly or monthly:
Lead Persons: To oversee and assist in all aspects of the daily operations;
Desk Workers: To greet and check in shoppers and update the computer database;
Sorters & Shelf/Rack Stockers: To process incoming donations and make them available to shoppers;
Children's Workers: To read, play games, etc. while parents "shop";
Spanish Translaters: Approximately 50% of our shoppers speak very little English
Donations Needed: Clothing; Furniture and Small Appliances; Housewares (pots, pans, dishes, silverware); Linens, Bedding & Towels; Children's Books & Toys; Baby Items; Personal Items (Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toilet Paper, Diapers, Laundry Soap); Food (Non-Perishable Food is always welcome, i.e., tuna, canned fruits, vegetables, soups, peanut butter, pasta, beans, rice and powdered milk); etc. in "good condition." 

Financial contributions are welcomed as well... We are in need of financial support to cover monthly rent & utilities, building improvement & repairs, phone, and supplies.

All donations are tax deductible and receipts are provided upon request.

Partners with McMinnville First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in City Outreach Ministries:

McMinnville Covenant Church

Church on the Hill

Rice Furniture

First Federal Savings and Loan

YCAP (Yamhill County Action Program)

Henderson House

Yamhill County Bed & Bread Outreach

St. James School

Salvation Army

Virginia Garcia Clinic

Yamhill County Health Department

Red Cross

McMinnville School District

McMinnville Elks Lodge # 1283

Other Yamhill County Churches; and

Many Individuals in the Community

You can now financially support City Outreach Ministries online.  Simply click on the "Donate" button below and this site will take you through the process.  

Thanks for your commitment to our shared ministry!