The MISSION of 3e McKinney is to engage volunteers in short and long term community involvement; equip volunteers to serve in love, grace and compassion; and empower the under resourced to long-term self sufficiency.
When St.Gabriel was invited to join this ecumenical organization in the summer of 2008 we had extensive discussions to be sure their goals were consistent with ours. We concluded it was an excellent opportunity to leverage our resources with those of many other churches to really make a difference in McKinney. It also fulfilled our Church's initiative in seeking closer and more open ties with our separated brethern and those of other faith traditions. This new organization effectively replaced the old Ministerial Alliance, which is defunct. We therefore accepted and began working with 3e McKinney on a range of programs. At last count there were 24 churches participating in 3e. Seven are Covenant Partners, like St. Gabriel, which provide modest financial support. Covenant partners are typically the larger churches and are expected to play a larger role in the ministry.
Some of the other partners in 3e include: First Baptist Church, McKinney Fellowship Bible Church, Crosspoint Church, First United Methodist, St. Andrews Episcopal, and more.
The bigger programs we have or will participate in through 3e include: CASA, Run For Cover (benefits Samaritan Inn), Scare Away Hunger (benefits food pantry) and Adopt a School (opportunity to serve new title 1 school), the Great Giveaway (free donations of clothing, etc to those who need them).
3eMcKinney is located at:
103 S. Church St.
McKinney, Tx 75069