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 but three other churches host the meals on four other nights that participants are sheltered.
Lunch Bags for Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness- In conjunction with our sister congregation, Guardian Angels Ecumenical Catholic Community, we offer non-perishable lunches through our Office each day. We distributed over 2,500 lunches in 2020.
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.
Prayer Quilts – Our church makes quilts for people to provide comfort during a difficult time or to commemorate a celebration in life. Yarn in the quilt is tied off while saying a prayer for the recipient.
Paz de Cristo – Our church provides volunteers for preparing and serving meals to the poor and homeless on the third Sunday of the month at the Paz de Cristo facility in Mesa at Broadway and Country Club.
Green Team – Community Christian Church works hard to use less of our earth’s resources by recycling and reusing. We consider ourselves 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. One of their programs is called Cool Congregations, a program where churches can learn how to educate their members about improving their carbon footprint.
Representing Community Christian Church at the AZ PRIDE Festival in 2017 (left) and Working on the compost pile at Escalante Community Garden (right)