We have several ministry opportunities where you can serve.
Angel Tree – Children of parents who are incarcerated often do without Christmas gifts. CCC, in partnership with Prison Fellowship, provide gifts to these children in the name of the incarcerated parent. We use this opportunity to present the gospel of Jesus to the inmate and his/her children.
Father's Table – A vision of a couple families has evolved into a full-blown ministry opportunity. Meals are prepared at the local Salvation Army and served to homeless and poverty stricken people in our community. Volunteers do more than preparation and service. They build relationships with those who come for a meal, share the gospel and pray with the guests.
God's Garden – As the planting season rolls around, ground is being tilled in the Lucasville Bottoms where a large percentage of low-income residents live. Volunteers plant and care for the garden alongside the children and adults who call the Bottoms home. The garden provides an opportunity for volunteers to teach biblical lessons to the residents while working side-by-side. The vegetables from the garden will be given to the residents who help work the garden.
iBL (instructional Basketball League) – CCC offers a basketball league for beginners. Children, ages 5 – 8 register to play an 8 week series of games during the winter months. Volunteer Coaches teach these children the basic skills of basketball. At halftime of each game, the players gather at mid-court for a bible lesson emphasizing the love of Jesus and the character of those who follow Him.
MNBL (Monday Night Basketball League) – Young men, ages 18 – 25 meet together on Monday evenings to hoop it up and compete for the MNBL Championship. Over 200 young men and spectators come out and enjoy this competitive league. Volunteers are on hand to keep peace among players, build relationships with spectators, and share the love of Jesus with all who participate.
Pastoral Care – On any given week, CCC has a number of people in the hospital, nursing facilities or being cared for at home. These folks need our visits, encouragement and prayers. For more information about how to get involved in this outreach ministry, contact Ralph Clay at email@example.com.
Single Parent's Fair – Single parents have their hands full when it comes to providing for and raising their children. On the first Saturday in August, CCC helps lighten the load a little by providing much-needed assistance to single parent families. Backpacks filled with school supplies, oil changes, haircuts, clothing, shoes, food and medical screenings are available at no charge to single parents and their children.
Storm Bratchett Memorial Blood Drive – CCC and the Red Cross join together for the largest blood drive in the region (Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia). Each year we attempt to gather over 300 pints of blood in order to stock the blood banks in our region. Volunteers assist in making cookies for the donors and serving as hosts who greet those who walk through our doors. This 2 day event is always on the first Thursday and Friday of March.
Workcamp – We live in a community of high unemployment as well as a large number of elderly people on fixed incomes. Often times, families must choose between home repair needs and medicine, clothing or food. CCC, in partnership with Reach Workcamps, take one week out of the summer to provide substantial home repairs for elderly, disabled and poverty stricken residents of our county. We replace roofs, build wheelchair ramps, replace rotted floors and sheetrock as well as give a house a fresh coat of paint. We not only focus on the necessary building repairs, we also spend time dealing with the spiritual needs of the residents as we share the love of Jesus with each one.