THE CHRISTMAS GIFT PROJECT
The Christmas Project this past December was to raise $25,000 to build anaddition to a home of a family of five who is taking in three young girls. An additional 800 square feet is needed to give adequate space to raise these kids in crisis.
This project is a perfect example of the Church at work as it wasdesigned by Christ: We have a family who, undoubtedly, are responding to God by being a solution to a tremendous need. Though they have NOT asked for financial help, those who are close to the situation have seen and responded to their need of space in a compassionate manner. Not many of us have the gifts to take in children in need, but all of us can help those who can. Both roles are needed for a ministry to be successful.
A New Possibility in Haiti
I have been invited to Haiti to see about a possible ministry. A church group in Haiti has asked us to consider partnering with them in building an orphanage. This Christ-based orphanage would give hope for a small portion of the thousands of homeless kids still running the streets in one of the world’s most devastating countries. Melisa Ashford Simmons and I will be boarding a plane on Monday, February 3rd and return early Saturday morning February 8th to see if this is a ministry where God needs us. Please keep us in your thoughts and pray for wisdom and discernment as we go into uncharted territory!
- Danny Couch
A New Ministry Is Beginning!
Central Christian Church is partnering with Hall Middle School in a ministry called, “Roo Pouch of Love.” We will assist the teachers with making weekend “pouches” of food for some the children to take home on Friday. Currently there are 20 students identified with a need for food on the weekends. The partnership is simple, CCC collects the food identified by Hall Middle School, Hall identifies the students, sorts out the food, and distributes the food on Friday.
The “Sharing Your Faith Team” is looking to put together a team of people who would like to participate in this ministry. There are three areas of need:
1 – People to organize food collections from the congregation on specific food items,
2 – People to collect food once a month at the Tarrant County Food Bank using the church van,
3 – People to transfer all the food to Hall Middle School once a month or when needed. Jack and Rusty Pickard are the people to contact or Robert Goodrich on staff. Great ministry; low time commitment…and feed the kids!
On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, please support Souper Bowl of Caring by giving your change, dollars & canned food on Sunday, February 1 for the local food pantry, Manna Storehouse.
The children will be in the narthex of the sanctuary ready to take your donations. Thank you!
Let’s fill the shelves with food!
Change and the Church
John Paul Carter
I’ve been a member of Central Christian Church much longer than any other congregation I’ve ever belonged to – almost 19 years. So every day, I’m plowing new ground.
In the process, I’m realizing that when we remain in the same place over a long period of time – whether it’s a community, a workplace, or a church – we encounter some rather unique experiences that we must learn to cope with. Chief among them is change.