I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program) – Our church provides overnight shelter and dinner to program participants in our neighborhood. Our church hosts the meal once a month and provides space to sleep comfortably each Monday.
Little Pantry for Unsheltered Neighbors- In conjunction with our sister congregation, Guardian Angels Ecumenical Catholic Community, we offer non-perishable bag lunches daily 9-10am. We distributed over 8000 lunches last year in addition to clothes, shoes, and hygiene items every day.
Just Coffee – Community exclusively serves organic, shade-grown Arabica coffee purchased from a cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico. Because this coffee is purchased directly from the growers, who control the entire process from growing to roasting, packaging, and selling the beans, the growers get almost 5 times more money than even “fair trade.”
Humane Borders – Our church provides volunteers to maintain water stations in the desert near the US-Mexico border. This humanitarian effort is an attempt to prevent the hundreds of migrant deaths each year trying to cross our border.
Green Team – Community Christian Church works hard to use less of our earth’s resources by recycling and reusing. We are a ‘green church’ as we have policies which limit our usage of paper products at our church functions. We have installed programmable thermostats on our heating and cooling units, and replaced our light fixtures with the new energy efficient low wattage lights. We have installed solar panels on a parking structure on our campus for the general uses of electricity on our campus. We also are a congregational member in Arizona Interfaith Power and Light.
Representing Community Christian Church at the AZ PRIDE Festival (left) and working on the compost pile at Escalante Community Garden (right)