Make A Difference
People are missing their sense of worth. That shows itself in addiction, poverty, and overall struggle. That’s where Freedom Center Church comes in. We want to meet people where they are. Our community needs to know that we love them, we are for them, and they have value.
We help people navigate through life by offering in-person and online weekly educational services open to the public free of cost covering various topics. As of today, we have covered topics, such as, health and fitness, finances, career leadership and excellence, family and marriage, grief and loss support, addiction recovery, mental health and more.
We fund, plan and serve countless hours during several free events we host annually that on average serve more than 75 people, such as, Veterans Day Breakfast for veterans and their families, Back to School giveaway of backpacks and other school supplies, two annual Community Summer BBQs, a 3-day kids & teens summer event called VBS, customized Valentine’s cards for elderly shut-ins that receive Meals on Wheels, Valentine’s evening childcare known as “Kids Night Out”, and other annual or one-time events.
Lives That Are Changed
“I feel strongly pressed to let you know that we have such gratitude and are amazed to witness and experience in person the Holy Spirit so active during your church services. Amazed and so blessed!
In all my life, having attended all denomination of churches, cathedrals, synagogues, ashrams, tabernacles, etc., I’ve never been moved in the profound way I am by your ministry. Please just know that Kelvin and I feel unbelievably blessed to have found you and appreciate you both so very much.”
“My four year old son looks forward to church every week because he gets to show off his dance moves and he knows he will be joining his friends in Sunday kids class. He loves to learn about Jesus, participate in all of the fun activities and we are so thankful to be a part of Freedom Center Church!”
To Our Community
On different occasions we’ve provided meeting space for Little League, Middle School & High School Cheerleaders, Girl Scouts, YAFL, Alcoholics Anonymous, Inside Out Recovery, Northern NM Friends of Animals, Zumba with Valerie Ann, Questa Library, Vida Del Norte Coalition, Questa Independent School District, Carenet Pregnancy, and other gatherings and celebrations.
Over the past 5 years, we annually provide free new and gently-used clothes to anyone in the community in the winter months. Last year alone, we served over 125 Households with clothes, sanitizer, toilet paper, vitamins, and other staples.
We have shown generosity to our community in creative ways over the years. Two times a year, we hold free car washes and any donations received are used 100% toward our costs to fund any local kids and teens who are interested in attending a 3-day camp in Ruidoso, NM. On average we send 15 youth each summer.
We have enjoyed helping our community each year by providing between 2,500- 5,000 Easter Eggs and candy for community egg hunts, over 75 pounds of candy for community trunk or treats, and over 40 lbs of candy for local parades.
Four years ago, we mobilized the National Red Ribbon Week campaign in the Questa schools for the first time in decades by providing red ribbons to the staff and students. Since then, we have continued to purchase these ribbons annually and held a community Candlelight Vigil in hopes to keep the National Red Ribbon campaign going, bring awareness to the community and in hopes to bring healing to those who have lost loved ones due to drugs.
In 2018, we supplied the Questa Independent School District with over 80 team logo t-shirts for staff and teachers to help boost morale. Plus, we provided furniture for the teacher parsonages for the teachers who moved from the Philippines to Questa. Additionally, we have purchased and served refreshments for various functions held by QISD, like Veteran’s appreciation and school board public forums.
In 2019, we sponsored a weekly meeting space, purchased snacks, crafts/activities, uniforms and accessories totaling over $2,200 for a young girls cheer group called the Sparklers. We believed in the leaders of this group because they taught the girls to value theirselves and inspired them to treat others with respect. Unfortunately this group stopped meeting due to COVID-19.
However, we did not allow COVID-19 to stop us from reaching our community. In April 2020, we supported four local restaurants with business by purchasing gift certificates and food to give away to several front-line essential workers in our community: Questa Presbyterian Medical Service employees, Questa Supermarket employees, Questa School Lunch employees, Village of Questa public works employees, office staff, MVD, and the PD dispatcher, and 32 Emergency Medical services employees. In May, we provided free professional individualized front porch photos of the class of 2020 graduates. We also donated 12 cases of food to our local food pantry. In August, we held a drive-thru Back to School giveaway disbursing 100 backpacks filled with earphones and snacks. In November, we gave our local front line workers, hundreds of goodies such as Little Debbie Donuts, Rice Krispy Treats, Activate drink mix, etc. to the Questa police station, EMT and Fire department, Questa Health Center, and the Town of Red River Police station.
In 2021, we continued showing generosity in much of the same ways we did in 2020. We hosted a community wide Easter Egg hunt with over 2,500 eggs; offered two free car washes in our community; sent over 20 students to kids and teens camp in Ruidoso, NM; gained new partnerships with several community organizations/churches to continue the back to school giveaway and give away even more items than in years past; purchased Red Ribbon bracelets for 4 local schools and community members, supplied the Elementary school with cups to write a drug free message on their school fence, and served hot cocoa at the candlelight vigil; served and hosted an amazing free Veterans Breakfast; plus, we gave our community two days to receive free gently used clothes, food, toiletries and more. More to follow…
Ways To Give
In the main auditorium, there’s a black lock box hanging on the wall by the main entrance. Offering envelopes are provided. After we sing a few songs in the service, regular attenders are encouraged to place their giving in the black box at any time during the service. Guests are under no obligation to give!