Ministry Success Stories

Fill the Pantry – May 2017

Way to go Christ Church!  We finished the month just shy of 4,000 items donated in May.  The volunteers at the Fairview Heights Food Pantry were so thrilled with all the donations.  We were told by the Food Pantry Coordinator that they rely on Christ Church to come through each May & September.  Weekly donations […]

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Biker Church Gathered Supplies For The Homeless

Biker Church leadership, with the assistance of many others, completed their third annual Compassion Challenge this past week. Their gathered and distributed supplies for over 50 individuals who are homeless in the area. Stories were shared; bibles were distributed and lives were impacted by the caring nature of those participating.

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Six New Connect Groups At Christ Church

I don’t think we celebrate enough the victories we have in Christ often enough.  I am happy to say we have six new Connect groups that have started this Spring.  Have you been thinking about joining a group or maybe leading a group?  Now is the time to begin praying about how you should be […]

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Wonderfully Made Ministry Parent’s Night Out

The Wonderfully Made Ministry recently hosted their 3rd Parent’s Night Out! The Parent’s Night Outs are three fun-filled hours for our special needs kids and their siblings ages 4 to 8th grade, while their parents and caregivers have some time for themselves. Nineteen kids and sixteen volunteers enjoyed the Lego Party theme. The night included […]

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31 Students Participated In Confirmation

Next Step 2017 was a success! Our Confirmation class this year had 31 confirmands. What a great group of students. Many of them were baptized. Families joined the church with their students. Best of all, we know that all of our confirmands have a strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Praise God for these students […]

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Next Step Confirmation Packed 175 People Into The Gym

Our first annual Next Step Celebration was a huge success! The 2017 Confirmation class got together yesterday for a celebration. Each student invited their “tribe.” Their tribe consisted of family and friends that are supporting their decision to join the church. Over 175 people packed out the gym to gather around these students. The students […]

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Student Ministry Hit Record Attendance

Student ministry set a new attendance record last week for their annual spring fling event. 180! Last year this same time we were pushing to break the 100 student mark. We are very proud of our students for inviting their friends and showing up for this Pack The House series. This series was all about […]

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AWANA Students Share Breakfast 2Go Bags

Last Friday, April 7, several Scott Campus leaders shared over 295 Breakfast 2Go bags with those leaving the Lincoln’s Landing housing area at Scott Air Force Base. Each Breakfast 2Go bag was assembled by the AWANA students at Scott Campus and included a pastry, a piece of fruit, a juice box and a piece of […]

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Awana Program Sees Growth And Raised Over $2,000

Awana is nearing the end of another successful year! With 50 children and teens along with 15 leaders each week, our club has seen growth in numbers as well growth in the spiritual development of our participants. Our goal is to disciple children and youth utilizing Scripture memory, large group lessons, and fun games. Throughout […]

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Millstadt Campus Re-Launch Service

Christ Church-Millstadt re-Launched this past Sunday in its beautiful,  new space at 753 W. Washington in Millstadt. There was a standing room only crowd present to hear Rev. Shane’s message on the Holy Spirit, I BELIEVE. Rev. Mike was there; as was our architect for the project, Doug Kouba of Kouba and Knoop. Also in […]

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Upward Basketball & Cheerleading Has 204 children

This January, Christ Church began its fourth season of Upward Basketball and Cheerleading.  There are 204 children from kindergarten thru the 8th grade participating (173 basketball players and 32 cheerleaders).  The purpose of Upward Sports is to develop youth into total athletes mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. Participants come from Christ Church and neighboring churches […]

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