In 1967, a small group of Christians including Catholic and Protestant, lay and clergy, began meeting together to share with one another and to discover what kind of witness Christians were called to make in the local community. In the beginning, the Assembly was essentially a forum for sharing of common faith and an appreciation of the different expressions of faith.

Individually, churches did not have sufficient resources to make significant responses to some needs, but collectively there were some exciting possibilities. Today the Assembly is comprised of twenty-five area member churches and an additional 35 churches who provide support for our mission. We are not government funded nor a United Way agency. Funds for this ministry are provided by churches, foundations, schools, businesses, groups and individuals in our community. The ministry continues, in Christ’s love, to help those in need through the generosity of others.