2019 Year-End Gift
Christ Community's 2019 year-end gift is intimately tied to our year-long focus, Love Your Neighbor. Our above-and-beyond giving will support local and global neighbors and fund a serving event to which we can invite neighbors.
Learn more about the two parts of Neighbors In Need:
FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN
We will use funds from the year-end gift to pay for up to 750,000 FSMC meals that will feed our most vulnerable neighbors. hungry children around the world.
Christ Community will then pack those meals in four large-scale packing events to be held this February and March. These events will be great invitiation opportunities for our neighbors.
Packing Event Schedule (more details to come):
St. Charles Campus - February 28-29 - On Campus
DeKalb Campus - March 1-2 - On Campus
Aurora Campus -March 6 & 8 - Aurora FMSC Packing Center
Streamwood Campus - March 7 - Schaumburg FMSC Packing Center
COMMUNITY IMPACT PROJECTS
Naomi’s House is a comprehensive residential program in Geneva and West Chicago offering hope and healing to women who have been the victims of sex trafficking. Our home is a safe place fostering healing and faith in Christ that leads to life-transformation.
Funds will be used to establish a community transition program for women who have completed their current program and are looking for a soft entry back into the community. This program/phase will offer affordable rent, continued case management and therapy from their partners, and most importantly, a community to continue to do life with.
FOSTER CARE FUND
As a church we want to come around potential adoptive and foster parents and provide community, stability, and support.
Funds will be used provide financial assistance to prospective adoptive parents in their pursuit of adoption.
TLC and Waterleaf are pregnancy resource center ministries that provide free medical, material, emotional and spiritual support to local women facing unplanned pregnancy situations.
Waterleaf Pregnancy Center is less than 500,000 away from fully funding their 3.2 million build directly across from Planned Parenthood. Neighbors in Need funds will assist with eliminating this mortgage. We will also use funds to help TLC create a new mobile unit.
DEKALB OUTREACH CENTER
Christ Community’s DeKalb Outreach Center is a bridge to the community resulting in transformative experiences with Jesus.
Funds will be used to create a functional outdoor space, purchase tech equipment, and pay ministry start-up costs.
Administer Justice provides free civil legal assistance to low income individuals and families while also strengthening the local community through educational and outreach programs. In addition to free legal assistance, they also provide financial counseling and conflict coaching services.
Funds will be used to start a new Administer Justice site.
NEPALESE CHURCH PLANT
Funds will help establish a church plant among Nepalese and Bhutanese unreached people group in Aurora. Specifically, we will help purchase worship equipment, video equipment, and educational ministry supplies.