Fill The Pantry Food Drive

Just around the corner… an opportunity to make a difference during the “FILL THE PANTRY”
May 2024 Food Drive.  The bins are ready to be filled each week.

We are praying for multitudes of donations.
One can.
One box.
One case.
It all matters to someone in need.

The Pantry reminded me that the inventory shrinks at this time of year and they so look forward to the Christ Church May Drive that replenishes them for the upcoming summer months.

Many families are in need over the summer especially those with children who are out of school and require more meals at home.

The Pantry is in particular need of the following items……

Children’s cereals, healthy snacks (granola bars, fruit cups, etc.), condiments (mustard, ketchup, mayo, salt, pepper, Mrs. dash, etc.),
Coffee, Tea (bags or instant),
Paper products (toilet paper and towels), Hygiene products (hand sanitizer, liquid hand soap, dish soap, etc.)

Along with the items always needed in the donations suggestions flyer which you can pick up at church.  

If you feel a “PING” to help, consider adding a few more items to your weekly groceries list and then bring them to any of the Sunday or Wednesday Services or to the church office during business hours in May.

If you have a business or group looking for a community service project consider having your own “Micro” Drive.  We would welcome your donations.  We will also make arrangements to pick up the items if your business / group needs assistance.

Monetary donations are also accepted and used to purchase perishable items such as bread, cheese, eggs, milk, butter and ground meats, etc.


Checks made payable to the “Fairview Heights Food Pantry” can be dropped off at the Church office during business hours or at the Welcome Center during Services.

Our goal for the month of May…….10,000+ items!  Let’s Fill the Pantry!

”Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.“ – Isaiah‬ ‭58‬:‭10‬ ‭NLT‬‬

May the Lord be with you.

Peace.

Kevin Nowak
Food Pantry Coordinator
Christ Church Fairview Heights Campus

Feed My Sheep Ministry 5k

Help support our ministry in Honduras with our feeding and food distribution programs, student sponsorships, medical clinics and children’s Bible studies by running/walking in our 5K. $25 includes race and T-shirt. $80 includes race, T-shirt and student sponsorship. Kid’s fun run is free and begins after runners/walkers return.

Registration:  https://feedmysheepministry5k.itsyourrace.com/register/

When: Saturday, August 10

Time: 8am – 5k Run/Walk

Where: Christ Church Fairview Heights Campus

Signup and packet pickup day of race, Saturday, August 10, from 6am-7:45am or on Friday, August 9 from 12:00pm-6:00pm at Christ Church. Race will be held rain or shine, unless dangerous conditions exist. Entry fees are non refundable.

Tea Party

We’re having a Tea Party! Please join us for Faith & Friendship on Wednesday, May 22nd as we close out our spring session with a Tea Party. It will be from 10am-12pm in the Student Lounge at the Fairview Heights campus. Please bring your favorite tea cup and dress in your tea party finery. Amanda Cates, Director of Family Life Ministries at Christ Church, will be our guest speaker as she shares how to talk about Jesus to children. Please join us for food, fun, pictures and fellowship.

Faith & Friendship is a women’s connect group at Christ Church which exists to connect women with Jesus. This will be done by developing friendships, encouragement, prayer and biblical teaching. If you have any questions please contact

Jill Schlueter at jschlueter1@charter.net. New members are welcome at any time.

Prime Timers Trip To Meramec Caverns

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Prime Timers Trip to Meramec Caverns.

Date: JUNE 7th, 2024
Cost: $48.00 per person
Where: Meramec Caverns, with lunch at Hawthorne Inn. Labadie MO.
Time: Depart Christ Church at 10:00am

We will be having a delicious lunch at the Hawthorne Inn and then heading to Meramec Caverns for a 1 hour 20 min. Tour.

Sign-up dates:
Sunday, May 19th and Sunday, May 26th.

Please sign up in person at the Christ Church bookstore. We accept cash, check, or charge. Make checks out to Christ Church.

We hope to see you all on this fun day!

Info: phillipschris@charter.net

Vacation Bible School

A party so big it lasts 3 nights! 

Celebrate with us as we hear about the good news Jesus has for everyone! There will be fun, worship, games, and Bible truths. Party with us June 4th-6th from 6-8pm!

This Vacation Bible School is a free event for children 4 yrs old – rising 6th graders.

DATES: June 4th-6th 6-8pm

WHERE: Christ Church FH Campus

Faith & Friendship

Faith & Friendship – Wednesdays

Starting Wednesday, April 10, Faith & Friendship will begin a Right Now Media study called What the Women Saw.

Through this six-session study, you will discover who Jesus is through the unique perspective of women in the Bible. As you study the lives of Mary, Martha, Mary Magdalene, and others, you will learn from their faith and failures and be reminded that Jesus cared for and valued the women he was surrounded by. He equipped them, listened to them, walked with them, healed them, and empowered them. And he does the same for you now.

Please join us from 10:00 – 11:30 am in the Student Lounge at the Fairview Heights Campus. New members are welcome at any time. For more information contact Jill Schlueter at jschlueter1@charter.net.

Faith & Friendship is a women’s ministry that seeks to connect women to Jesus Christ. This will be done through developing friendships, encouragement, prayer, and biblical teaching.

Faith & Friendship ZOOM Group

The Faith & Friendship ZOOM group will be in a study called The Well-Watered Woman by Gretchen Saffles.

In the chaos of our everyday, it can be difficult to live out and apply the truths of Scripture. We want more of Jesus, but we find ourselves looking to our own lives and accomplishments for our worth and identity. And while that may buoy us for a time, we’re often left feeling dried up, discouraged, and longing for more.

In The Well-Watered Woman, Gretchen leads us to the Well of fullness, the Word of freedom, and the Way of fruitfulness. Gretchen offers spiritually hungry women tangible tools to not only know Jesus more but to live a life that thoroughly enjoys Him, seeks Him, and follows Him into freedom.

Please join us from 10:00 am – noon via ZOOM. New members are welcome at any time. For more information contact Jill Schlueter at jschlueter1@charter.net.

Faith & Friendship is a women’s ministry that seeks to connect women to Jesus Christ. This will be done through developing friendships, providing support, prayer and biblical teaching.