CCC was founded by a group of people who insisted that outreach must be a significant mission for CCC, not just financially but in every way. The web page under this piece notes that CCC was a founding church of several important Richardson ministries, and it continues to be an active presence in these.
Each year, the CCC budget has a line item for outreach as a percent of total revenue. Once the budget is approved by the congregation, the treasurer calculates the outreach dollars at the end of each month and sends checks to the recipients that have been designated by the outreach committee. The outreach committee reviews the percentages of outreach funds that will go to each recipient on an annual basis.
2012 Outreach Giving
|New Prosper church start||$600.00|
|Brite Divinity Bldg. Fund||$1,400.00|
|SW Regional Offices||$1,100.00|
|Week of Compassion||$ 872.44|
|Mike’s Kids||300 boxes of clothes & toys + large toys and furniture|
|Richardson Network||Monthly food donations & Christmas angels|
Provide board member (for >12 years)
Provide on-site workers
Prepare and serve lunch for workers
Participate in the annual RAIH walk
CCC, through its participation in Richardson Area Interfaith Habitat/Dallas Area Habitat, has helped build 32 Habitat homes. Some benefits derived from Habitat homes are:
There were walkers from all eleven RAIH congregations. Ninety-one signed the registration sheet. There were a few who signed and dropped off money, but did not walk. I would guess that about 85 actually walked. That was a great turnout for a cold and windy morning.
CCC was well represented with 14 walkers!! Some of them are shown in accompanying photos.
We recently had the house dedication. It was a gorgeous day, we had a great turnout and the pastors from each of the 11 congregations were there to present the gifts because it was a celebration of our 25th house built by RAIH (Richardson Area Interfaith Habitat) and 700th by Dallas Habitat. This house and all the houses surrounding it are called “empty nester’s houses.” Ours was presented to the Edwards family.
God bless each and every one of you for all you do to help fund and provide for people that are in need of decent housing and cannot get there any other way other than the way we are helping them.
Regards, CCC's RAIH Board Member
Mark Slaight reported that more than 1100 banana boxes, many large toys, and a significant number of other large items were shipped this year. In addition to the items shipped directly from CCC, listed in the CCC 2010 outreach summary, CCC provided parking for the storage trailer; members helped box unboxed items and helped load the trailer. "Many, many people continue to benefit from the generosity of the congregation."
Continuous year-round food drive with monthly deliveries
Special spring food drive netted >1000 lbs.
Annual Christmas tree angel
Young adults provided Christmas for a Network family.
For details, see www.thenetwork.org
Provide 3 board members
Founding church for Mike's Kids
DWF annual garage sale generates 50-75 banana boxes of goods for Mike's Kids
Provide parking for truck storage trailer for Mike's Kids
Collect toiletries for delivery twice a year
Provide 3 complete worship services annually
DWF provides Christmas gifts and a monthly birthday party
Provide a safe alternative to trick or treating for the neighborhood
School supply drive annually
School supply drive and mentors/tutors
Provide baby blankets & caps to Medical City
Provide helmet liners for military personnel
Provide prayer / lap blankets for shut-ins
An eight-center individual worship station open to the public
HeartPaths Spiritual Ministries Institute, a 3-year program, occupies much of the education wing at least 1 day a week and uses the Fellowship Hall occasionally.
The Echidnas, a parent & junior high / high school student Aspergers Syndrome support group, meets with professional counselors weekly in Fellowship Hall.
A large Young Life group meets in Fellowship Hall each Monday during the school year. Young Life is a non-profit, evangelical Christian youth organization. It is an organization designed for youths who are not a member of a church, ministering through its widespread use of comedy, music and pop culture references to lighten the mood and promote a comfortable atmosphere.
West Middle School uses the facility occasionally for special teaching or testing.
The Richardson Police Dept. uses the Fellowship Hall and parking lot for their Safety Summer Camp. These 1-week-each camps allow 1st and 2nd grade children from the community to have a positive and informative contact with police men and women (and dogs).