Local, denominational & International Missions

 
Local

ACCESS 6 - Helping families in the Ada, Alto, Bowne, Caledonia, Cascade, and Vergennes Township. CCC is a part of a faith based community connection of local churches that provide assistance with basic needs when families or individiulas are experiencing financial hardships

Second Mile House - Takes in donations of clothes and necessary household items that are made available to anyone with those kinds of needs. Often whole families are clothed. A limited supply of walkers or other mobility items may be available for loan, but is available by APPOINTMENT ONLY. For an appointment contact the church office at (616) 949-1360.

Family Promise - Family Promise of Grand Rapids mission is to end homelessness, one family at a time, by engaging faith-based and community organizations to provide emergency shelter and basic needs to families with children who are homeless and to provide additional programs to assist them in finding housing and sustaining their independence.

Gaylord House Apartments - Gaylord House is low income senior citizen housing that is in partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide quality housing for seniors of the Cascade area. 

Meals on Wheels - Volunteers from CCC, Ada Congregational, and Forest Hills Presbyterian Church deliver meals Monday, Wednesday, and Friday every week.

Operation Santa Claus - A program that began with a CCC youth group over 60 years ago and now involves several local churches, stores, Forest Hills Schools and other groups to provide children and food for area families who need help at Christmas time. 

Soul Warmers - knitting and crocheting group that makes blankets for YWCA Domestic Crisis Center and church members experiencing health issues. 

Paper Gator - our Paper Gator dumpster is located in the parking lot next to the playground on Hurley Street and is available to anyone. Use of the Paper gator helps in recycling paper products such as newspapers, scrap paper, junk mail, phone books and much more. Proceeds from the Paper gator benefit Operation Santa Claus and Boy Scout Troop 334.

 
Denominational

Camp Crystal - Overlooking Crystal Lake in Frankfort, Michigan, Crystal Conference Center is the home of Camp Crystal. Summer camps are held all summer long for people of all ages. Scholarships are available to all camps at Camp Crystal. For More information contact our church office or visit crystalconferencecenter.org. 

Week of Compassion - Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee, and development mission fund of the Christian Church ( Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. We seek to equip and empower disciples to alleviate the suffering of others through disaster response, humanitarian aid, sustainable development, and the promotion of mission opportunities.

Rippling Hope - the ministry of Rippling Hope plans, leads, sponsors, and helps to resource mission trip projects in a variety of settings around the country. Most commonly, CCC will partner with Rippling Hope to help clean up neighborhoods in the Detroit area.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Michigan Region - Their mission is to nurture and support congregations, encourage initiatives of Christian stewardship, promote ecumenical activities, and provide resources for ministry, outreach and education.

international
 

Days for Girls -  Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. At CCC we are working with the local Rockford South team to construct Days for Girls kits.There are ongoing opportunities to join a workshop and/or participate at home in the many sewing and non-sewing tasks required to complete a kit.

 

Look for future dates on the church calendar, or contact Diane Phelps at dianephelps2010@gmail.com if you have any interest in this work.  Further information is available on this International organization @ https://www.daysforgirls.org 

And the Rockord South team @ https://www.facebook.com/Days-for-Girls-Rockford

Nora Leon in Haiti - Nora began full time mission work in 2004. A CCC mission team accompanied her on her move. Since then, two other CCC missions teams have gone to work with her there. Nora is one of the founders and Executive Director of Caribbean Children's Foundation.

Caribbean Children's Foundation - the foundation formed to support Nora Leon's work in meeting the needs of orphans and other impoverished children in Haiti. Currently, our funds have helped build and support an orphanage, church, three schools, a trade school, feeding programs and a medical clinic to be opened on the island of Ile-a-Vache.

Esther's Hope - Ministry of Joan Cornelison, a Grand Rapids pastor, who grew up in Kenya. Her work focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty for young African women. We partner with local churches to help Esther's Hope provide education scholarships, life skills training, Bible studies, healthcare and clean water.

Shannon O'Rourke Kasali - Shannon grew up in CCC and has spent the last several years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is currently an Education Specialist and works with local communities to put books in the hands of more children and youth in Congo, helping to provide them with a better quality education through her ministry called Books for Eastern Congo