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Adults Enjoying  An Event At Cascade Christian Church

Local, Denominational & International Missions


ACCESS 6 - Helping families in the Ada, Alto, Bowne Center, 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 individuals are experiencing financial hardships

Second Mile House - 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.


Pine Rest Card Ministry - The Pine Rest Card Ministry provides adults in the foster care system with cards and/or letters for Holidays and Birthdays. After Pine Rest chaplain and CCC member Kathy Bird-DeYoung shared the hopeful anticipation she’d witnessed during residents’ weekly trips to the mail room, this ministry was developed by our Social Action and Mission Outreach (SAMO) Team to bring cheer to the residents at Westwood Home at Pine Rest. If you’re interested in being part of this ministry, contact Carol Tiemeyer (

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.


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 if you have any interest in this work. Further information is available on this International organization @

And the Rockord South team @

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.

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