YOU ARE MY FRIENDS IF YOU DO WHAT I COMMAND…LOVE ONE ANOTHER – JESUS (JOHN 15:14,17)

SUE MCMAHON

SUE MCMAHON

FRIENDS Ministry Pastor
Contact: smcmahon@cchville.org

FRIENDS Ministry offers varied opportunities to serve and connect at Community. From long-term commitments to one-time projects, from direct interaction with recipients to behind-the-scenes support, you can find a place to fit in! Being a part of FRIENDS is a way to use your gifts and abilities to sow the love of Jesus into one another’s lives. FRIENDS is a network of unique teams with the common mission to love like Jesus. Each team meets specific, distinct needs within the congregation and the community. Connection with one another while serving creates lasting Christ-centered relationships.

Teams Serving the Congregation

First and always lifting those we serve in prayer

College Cares – For students away from home: We encourage with notes, cards & packages through the school year.

Comfort – For those who are grieving: We encourage and support through calls & cards. We host the annual Celebration of Life service.

FRIENDS Youth – For our families and community: We partner with our youth in service projects.

Ministry of Presence – For those in the hospital or shut-in: We visit, call, text, send cards. We also provide a devo, play games, or sing in Assisted Living facilities.

New Manna – For those recovering from illness or surgery: We encourage, support, and coordinate a meal for our members during this time.

Noah Crew – For those who are sick, elderly, single parents, or widowed in our church family: We help with maintenance and repair projects at their home.

Prayer – For our congregation, their families and friends: We divide our weekly prayer list via email, pray as requested, send cards to encourage.

Served with Love – For our congregation during a time of grief: We support our families by offering a special meal and tangible comfort after a family funeral.

Special Projects – For those in need: Organize & facilitate varied short-term projects.

Teams Serving the Neighborhood Community

First and always lifting those we serve in prayer

Neighborhood Impact – For our local community we plan and organize

church-wide serving events such as:

 

  • Partner with and assist our local high-need schools
    • Provide food bins over fall and spring breaks
    • Support & encourage teachers
    • Provide for needs within the schools
  • Provide meals to a local shelter for homeless women and their children
  • Large Events
  • Love Local Sunday – we go out as a church body into our community and assist widows, single parent families or those with a health issue by working on home projects, inside or outside. We also love on our local businesses in various ways.
  • S’more Reading Camp – we join forces with other entities and are the host site for a three-week literacy camp for children. Opportunities to serve include reading with the students, helping to pick-up and serve lunch, etc.