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.

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Birthday Wishes

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.

Evangelism Team

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.

Flood Bucket Collection

We are collecting Flood Buckets for those impacted by hurricanes! Bring your flood bucket with cleaning supplies this Sunday September 24th to the Fairview Heights Campus. The buckets will be loaded onto a trailer next to the Gym.

For a list of supplies follow the link:…/dbae8cc6-7c0e-474b-93df-af3f6a01…

If you have questions contact Roni McDaniel at

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.



Prison Ministry

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.


R3 Development Second Saturday

Looking for a place to serve Christ? This Saturday, September 9th, R3 Development is hosting it’s 2nd Saturday event.
The 2nd Saturday event is an opportunity to help rehab homes and lives in East St. Louis. All comers and all skill levels are welcome to join every second Saturday of the month – rain or shine. To learn more, contact Scott at

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

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.

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