Around The Corner
A ministry to college students to encourage both in-state and out-of-state through cards, care packages and prayer. If you have a student away at college or if you have a heart for these college students, this ministry is for you. We meet monthly during the school year, to write personal cards of encouragement to our college students. Our goal is to keep them connected to their home church, and let them know someone loves them and is lifting them up in prayer.
Meet monthly at five different locations. We provide activities and parties for homeless and under-resourced children and mothers. Birthday parties are for those children who may otherwise never have a birthday celebration.
Christian Activity Center
This ministry around the corner engages inner-city children during the critical risk-taking hours between 3-8 p.m. The CAC welcomes more than 165 school-aged children (ages 6-18) through their doors daily, providing everything from after-school snacks to homework tutoring and karate practice. There are many ways to volunteer.
Early Response Team
The Early Response Team (ERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, ERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. ERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.
The ERT course is taught in the community by a trained team of first responders who have completed a ERT Trainer course conducted by UMCOR for emergency management. ERT training includes disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations and light search and rescue operations.
The teams focus is to embrace and strategically support CUMC and the growth of the multi-site missions. Through planned functions and outreach events, this team will extend invitations that will connect people with Christ through our CUMC locations. This team cultivates individual growth and nurture members to fulfill their God given talents.
Faith Community Nursing
We are a service group made up of medical professionals that offer the church medical services like monthly Blood Pressure Clinics, Emergency Medical coverage for services and special events, Food Pantry weekly Blood Pressure Clinics, and promotion and implementation of health initiatives and programs. Our mission is to promote health and wellness at Christ Church and to connect people to the love and care of Jesus Christ. This team meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:15 in Conference Room A for devotion, planning, and prayer.
Nursing Home Minstry
Volunteers are needed to visit residents in local nursing homes. The team visits those who have few family members or friends in the area on a regular basis so a relationship can be formed. No special talent is required. We will help you select a nursing home and identify a resident for you to visit. The ministry requires self-motivation and a commitment to faithful visitation.
This team shares God’s word with prisoners. We equip people to re-enter life with new values in relation to faith in Jesus Christ. Each year, we host an “Angel Tree” that provides a Christmas Outreach for children whose parents are incarcerated. We meet on the 3rd Monday at 7 p.m. in the Coffee Cafe.
September Fill the Pantry!
Sep 1 – Sep 30 at the Christ Church Fairview Heights Campus. Food Collection Bins will be available at all services on Sunday & Wednesday. Donations will also be accepted at the Church Office during business hours.
Watch the Church bulletin & website for donation needs. Contact Kevin Nowak for any further information at email@example.com.
Welcome Home Ministry
This ministry serves Christ around the corner, by providing furniture and household items to people in need. We make a house into a home. Spend 2-3 hours on a Saturday and make a big impact on a family’s current situation and future. We need volunteers to help us deliver furniture and household items to families (not all volunteers need muscles), arrange furniture, make beds, and decorate.