Astoria Community Church partners with the Chalmers Center to offer their Faith & Finance course to those in our congregation as well as those in the Astoria community. 

Faith and Finances is a 12 week course where participants learn basic, technical money management skills. We offer this course to financially vulnerable people both in our congregation as well as those living in the Astoria community.  Participants also become more aware of financial practices and systems and learn how to overcome real world pitfalls on the path to financial health.  Finally, participants are encouraged to learn that they are known and loved by God and that God provides peace, healing and freedom in their relationship with Him, with others, with themselves and with their money.

Each 90-minutes unit is designed to meet the learning needs of those who struggle to manage their money.  Through group discussions, participants gain important information and skills relevant to their everyday lives.

The Faith and Finances course begins with laying the foundation for good financial literacy by discussing money in the context of relationships, attitudes, values and obstacles.  Next, the curriculum encourages participants to plan ahead - to set goals and to make a spending plan. After establishing a spending plan, Faith and Finances discusses giving, thrift, debt, and risk. Finally, the curriculum encourages learners to protect their assets and consider their net worth. 

We offer this course on a regular basis. If you are interested in participating or helping as an Ally, please email