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Church to host Family Promise guests; seeking items for older children

We will be hosting Family Promise April 9-April 14

There is a need for children’s games, DVD’s and money donations.

We would like to provide activities for older children staying with us who are in the 8-14 age range.

We are asking for an easy transportable television and DVD player, gently used board games, electronic games, DVDs and/or monetary donations to purchase items.

Please bring any items to the church office; checks (marked FP in the memo line) may also be dropped off at the office or placed in the mission team’s mailbox.

Thank you for your support of this ministry.  We make a difference in these family’s lives!

Additionally, we ask that volunteers please sign up in areas where you are able to help in the Family Promise mission.

Washington UCC seeking volunteers for summer youth program

Washington United Church of Christ in the Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati is seeking mission-minded young adults for positions in our Summer Youth Program.
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Summer Staff works with 50 children in a Monday-Thursday program that includes breakfast, lunch, and programming ranging from Christian education to recreation to reading and math tutoring.
Learn  more about Washington United Church of Christ at www.washingtonucc.org.
The positions are available through two programs:
VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members will work in food service, nutrition education, recreation, math/reading tutoring.
Service dates: June 5-Aug. 4. Living allowance of $990 a month, plus end of service education bonus $1,230.
More information and to apply at:
 
Summer Communities of Service, a partnership of the United Church of Christ and the Alliance of Baptists. Interns will teach children in the areas of spirituality and prayer, creativity and arts, Bible stories.
Service dates: May 29-Aug. 7. Stipend of $1,500 for the summer.
Free housing is available  (you will have roommates!) in church-owned apartments.
Visit the websites or contact Rev. Pam DeFusco at 859-630-7789 or
Deadline to apply is March 31

Church To Serve ECHO Henry Hosea House

Henry Hosea House

Christ Church will be serving dinner to our neighbors in Newport on Sunday, Jan. 29. Volunteers are needed from 3:45 to 6 pm at the ECHO Henry Hosea House at 901 York Street.

Anyone interested in volunteering should sign up on the sheet in the Narthex.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to help this very important cause.

Volunteers Needed for Family Promise Guests

We will be hosting Family Promise NKY guests the week beginning Nov. 13. The sign-up board is in the narthex. We are in need of dinner preparers, van drivers, evening hosts and overnight hosts. Anyone who is available to assist us that week, please sign up to serve this ministry. 

WANTED: Volunteers for Family Promise Golf Marathon

The Family Promise Gold Marathon is a major fund raising event for this ministry to homeless families that Christ Church shares with more than 35 other churches.

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We would like to have at least one or two volunteers to represent our congregation in the golf marathon on October 7 at A.J Jolly Golf Course.

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Much like any other marathon, participants collect money from sponsors for each hole that you play in one day. Your golf and private cart are free.

For information are registration, please call our Family Promise Coordinator, Melissa Cox at 859-291-1324.

Family Promise Returns to Christ Church, Volunteers In Demand

Family Promise (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network) has reopened and will be staying at Christ Church beginning August 21 through August 28.

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Family Promise is a non-profit cooperative endeavor between the religious community, volunteers and social service agencies, committed to providing cost-effective living and comprehensive services for homeless children and their families during temporary homelessness, enabling them to regain their independence.

The NKY chapter closed in May of 2014, but is reopened in July of 2016.

Christ Church will again be a host church. The church will provide meals and a place to stay for families for an entire week several times a year.

Our first week as host will begin on Aug. 21.

Many volunteers are needed to serve the families. Positions include: people to prepare and serve dinner, people to host for a few hours each night, people to stay overnight (hosts sleep in a classroom upstairs while the guests sleep in class rooms on the lower level of the education building), people to drive the guests each morning and afternoon between the Day Center and our church, people to set up and break down the rooms where the guests stay, people to buy groceries and people to launder linens at the end of the host week.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering must attend a training session on Tuesday, August 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Volunteering does not require any special skills, but every volunteer must be trained, even if they volunteered in the past.

Anyone who is volunteering and cannot attend the training session on Aug. 9, please contact Melissa Cox at 859-291-1324 or email her at mlsjcx@gmail.com for dates and locations of other sessions.

Visitors

This Wednesday, our church will be hosting a youth group from First Congregational UCC overnight as they travel from Iowa to West Virginia for a mission trip.  On their return trip, they will stay overnight again on Friday, June 24.  How nice that they chose Christ Church as part of their mission journey.

Fall Festival Sept. 9 & 10th 4-11 pm

Cake Walk & Bakery Booth     It is not too early to begin baking cakes, cookies, brownies, etc. and freezing them for our Fall Festival. This booth is a total profit and the more items we have, the more money we make. Start your baking now! Any questions, please contact Linda Gracey  at llg1216@aol.com or (859)380-1588.

CONSIDER DONATING SOME BAKED GOODS

During the ReVision Process, please consider signing up to donate donuts or coffee cake for fellowship time on Sundays between 2/28 & 5/22. Sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.   Contact Cindy Bathiany if you have questions 859-380-6860.

COMMUNION

During our 90 day period of discernment, we will be having communion every Sunday. We are in need of several more people to assist with the setup and cleanup of the elements on the weeks we have communion by intinction.  If you can help with this please contact Nancy Hunter at 441-7207.