OUTREACH & MISSIONS
Appalachian Service Project (ASP)
One week every summer, a group of adult and youth volunteers travel from Christ Church to the Appalachia Mountains with the goal to make warmer, safer, and drier homes for those families. People that volunteer often discover ASP is more than just repairing roofs and fixing floors, but more so a life changing experience. When you go to help rebuild someone’s home, you may just find that God will build a whole new you through the relationships and experiences with the families you help. For more information on ASP please feel free to visit the ASP page.
Free Community Meal
Help out at our Free Community Meal on Wednesday Nights in the Fellowship Hall from 5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Afterward growth groups for all ages are offered from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Come for the meal and stay for any of the other gatherings you would like.
Hat & Mitten Collection for Children
We collect purchased and home made hats and mittens to hand out to school children and to people in need of winter clothing through local agencies.
We help support the community food pantry that is housed at Holy Communion Lutheran Church
October 2013 Update -
Thanks to the donations that were brought in during the summer months; we were able to deliver 395 pounds of food to the pantry this week. The need in our community continues as this pantry alone helps over a hundred families each week.
A recent newspaper article stated that over 11% of families in Wisconsin are concerned about having enough food to feed the family each month. Please continue to bring in nonperishable items and place them in the containers that are at each of our church’s entrances.
St. Richard's Dinner
1032 Grand Ave.
Christ Church supports this meal program five times a year. With the help of many people in the church who prepare casseroles and provide other items, hot meals are served to approximately seventy-five people each time we go to the dinner location which is located at 1032 Grand Ave.
Saturday Sack Lunch
On a rotating schedule, Christ Church supports with food and volunteers to feed the hungry in Racine.
United Methodist Women (UMW)
We have over 60 women who participate in the UMW at Christ Church who are active in serving the community in a variety of areas. There are three circles of women and you are invited to join one.
Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC)
Christ Church supports the Racine Community by active participation in a united group of spiritual leaders who want to see positive social justice change in Racine.
Members of the congregation volunteer to take names of children from families who need help to provide Christmas gifts for their children. We have been fortunate to help approximately one hundred children each year.
Change for Change
Each month we collect loose offerings and donate them to various ministries and programs in the community and abroad. Past recipients included HALO, Family Literacy, the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, Families in Transition, Hmong House of Good News, Northcott Neighborhood House, Heifer Project, Madison Chaplaincy and many others.
Loving Arms Prayer Shawl Ministry (LAPSM)
Prayer Shawls have been made for many years. They symbolize the Love of GOD. They comfort, hug, and give solace. Receiving a shawl is uplifting as the LORD puts his arms around the receiver.
As shawls are completed they are blessed by our attending pastor. A blessing or ritual may be offered when the gift is presented.
Shawls are presented to those who may be undergoing medical procedures; as a comfort after loss, during an illness and recovery and many others.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry Team meets on the 2nd Friday of every month at 1:00pm in The Friendship Room of Christ Church. You do not have to be a member of the church to participate. Directions and help for making the shawls are available at the meeting. If you want more information call the church office at 632-1607.
Thank you to all our members and supporters who continue to make this ministry vital to all our church members, families, friends and everyone in the community and abroad.
We now offer pocket shawls, made with the same love, prayers, and blessings that go into the making of our prayer shawls, but these fit into the smallest places. Put one in your pocket, purse, backpack, briefcase, desk, or car. Then when you need a "GOD HUG", He will be there.
All Church Activities (ACA)
Active adults gather together to engage in weekly activities and fellowship for support and works of ministry for the community. These activities and fellowships include:
These activities are open to all and you do not need to be a member of Christ Church to attend. There are no business meetings, no officers, no dues, just fun and fellowship in Christ.
Dartball – Christ Church has a dartball team which play on Tuesday nights for fun and fellowship in a local church league.
We provide financial support to missionaries in Zimbabwe, Cuba, and Madison Hospital chaplaincy.
We sponsor special projects and help raise fund to mission projects and relieves oversea as well as in the state. We had raised fund and supported projects such as "Nothing but Nets, tsunomi relief in South East Asia, Hurricane Katrina, Haiti earthquake and Chile earthquake. UMCOR is a relief agency of the United Methodist Church (United Methodist Committee on Relife).