CCSC - Christian Community Service Center

CCSC - Christian Community Service Center The mission of CCSC is to serve the poor, hungry, disabled and otherwise needy while respecting their religious, ethnic or cultural difference.
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If you are interested in being involved in a group dedicated to helping people regardless of their religious, ethnic or cultural backgrounds, check us out! We are a nonprofit focusing on improving the human condition through serving the poor, hungry, disabled, and otherwise needy in Houston, Texas.

Mission: The mission of the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) is to serve the poor, hungry, disabled, and otherwise needy while respecting their religious, ethnic or cultural differences.

10/30/2020
10/29/2020
Orbit wishing CCSC a Happy 40th Birthday!

We are only 2 weeks away from Cheers to 40 Years, our virtual celebration of all God has done through CCSC. We’ve been humbled by the birthday greetings from donors, partners, and friends in the Houston community–such as Orbit from the Astros! Join us virtually on November 12 to see even more familiar Houston faces and to reflect on God’s goodness to CCSC. Will you join us? http://bit.ly/CheersCCSC
https://vimeo.com/471103993

Orbit's Happy Birthday message for CCSC's Cheers to 40 Years event. Register today at http://bit.ly/CheersCCSC.

St. Thomas High School recently held a service challenge where students were encouraged to prepare and package care kits...
10/29/2020

St. Thomas High School recently held a service challenge where students were encouraged to prepare and package care kits for those in need. These wonderful kits contained hygiene items, socks, snacks, bottled water and more. CCSC was grateful to receive hundreds of the kits and we will pass them along to our clients at the Emergency Services food pantries.

Students delivered the items to CCSC and learned more about the impact their care kits will make as well as about other CCSC service opportunities. Thank you for your generosity and compassion, STHS!

Former Emergency Services-Central volunteer and longtime CCSC supporter Diane Konen made wonderful washable cloth masks ...
10/28/2020

Former Emergency Services-Central volunteer and longtime CCSC supporter Diane Konen made wonderful washable cloth masks for those visiting CCSC’s food pantries—especially our smallest visitors. Thank you, Diane! They are adorable and the children loved them.

10/27/2020
Saturday at St. Luke's UMC - Houston and Saint Thomas' Episcopal Church was a time of giving to CCSC. Thank you to these...
10/27/2020

Saturday at St. Luke's UMC - Houston and Saint Thomas' Episcopal Church was a time of giving to CCSC. Thank you to these CCSC member churches for organizing food donation drives benefiting CCSC’s food pantries and those in need, and thank you to all the donors and volunteers for their time and treasure. CCSC is grateful for your steadfast support.

As your job search lengthens, your fears can keep you from moving forward. JobNet Success Coach Stephanie Wen will discu...
10/27/2020

As your job search lengthens, your fears can keep you from moving forward. JobNet Success Coach Stephanie Wen will discuss ways to energize your job search and help you find ways to break the cycle of anxious thinking.

”Surviving Your Job Transition: Habits for Building Resilience” will be presented via zoom on Thursday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. This is a free workshop open to all. The zoom link is https://tinyurl.com/y4pwl4rn.

Thank you to St. Luke's Presbyterian Church for running its weekly Red Cart food drive, and thank you to all the donors ...
10/26/2020

Thank you to St. Luke's Presbyterian Church for running its weekly Red Cart food drive, and thank you to all the donors for helping to fill CCSC’s food pantry shelves! The cart will be out again tomorrow at 8915 Timberside Dr. from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Just drop your nonperishable food donations into the red grocery cart and St. Luke’s will take care of getting the donations to CCSC and into the hands of those who need food.

More and more Houstonians are facing food insecurity and hunger. Some were in crisis prior to the pandemic and others ar...
10/23/2020

More and more Houstonians are facing food insecurity and hunger. Some were in crisis prior to the pandemic and others are newly in need, or in greater need, because of it. CCSC is grateful to provide, with your generous help, basic necessities to those in need.

Please DONATE NONPERISHABLE FOOD to CCSC TOMORROW, 10/24, at the following drive-thru food donation sites:
-- St. Luke's UMC - Houston, 9 a.m.-Noon, 3471 Westheimer
-- Saint Thomas' Episcopal Church, 12-2 p.m., 4900 Jackwood St. at the Endicott St. gate

10/23/2020
We are hard at work preparing for Cheers to 40 Years, CCSC’s first-ever virtual event coming up on November 12! Here’s a...
10/22/2020

We are hard at work preparing for Cheers to 40 Years, CCSC’s first-ever virtual event coming up on November 12! Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at us filming a conversation between The Rev. Dr. Russ Levenson of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, at right, and the Rev. Dr. Tom Pace of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. We loved their insights into CCSC and we know you will, too! They even performed a special “magic” trick that you won’t want to miss. Hear their conversation and more by registering for Cheers to 40 Years at http://bit.ly/CheersCCSC.

Saturday was a beautiful day to stop by the St. Luke's UMC - Houston food donation drop and many of you did just that, i...
10/21/2020

Saturday was a beautiful day to stop by the St. Luke's UMC - Houston food donation drop and many of you did just that, including St. Luke’s member and CCSC Board President Gordon Arnold. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers and donors who continue to make a difference in the lives of those in need in our community. Click on pictures for more information.
#helpingneighbors

Houston Chronicle highlights need in Houston and CCSC.https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/articl...
10/20/2020
Nonprofits warn of 'sustained' needs ahead of holiday season

Houston Chronicle highlights need in Houston and CCSC.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Nonprofits-warn-of-sustained-needs-ahead-of-15659733.php

A month after one of the world’s largest nonprofits launched a fight to “rescue Christmas,” local charities are warning that COVID-19 and an ongoing recession will jeopardize services that in a normal holiday season would feed or shelter thousands of vulnerable residents. “The needs are so m...

Let’s make this a BIG Tuesday for the Red Cart! Drive by St. Luke's Presbyterian Church at 8915 Timberside Drive tomorro...
10/20/2020

Let’s make this a BIG Tuesday for the Red Cart! Drive by St. Luke's Presbyterian Church at 8915 Timberside Drive tomorrow from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and drop your nonperishable food donations into the cart. St. Luke’s will take care of getting the donations to CCSC and into the hands of those who need food.

Make your reservation for Cheers to 40 Years today! Your ticket includes a special celebration cupcake and access to our...
10/19/2020

Make your reservation for Cheers to 40 Years today! Your ticket includes a special celebration cupcake and access to our live event featuring a virtual tour of our new building, guest appearances from local leaders, reflections from CCSC’s 40 years of service, and more! Purchase your ticket online at: http://bit.ly/CheersCCSC

Keep Wyatt Moody’s screen time down by keeping him busy loading nonperishable food donations for CCSC TOMORROW at St. Lu...
10/16/2020

Keep Wyatt Moody’s screen time down by keeping him busy loading nonperishable food donations for CCSC TOMORROW at St. Luke's UMC - Houston's food donation drive, 9 a.m.-Noon at 3471 Westheimer. Please social media SHARE!

Thank you to Wyatt, who has pitched in his time and muscle on MANY Saturdays since March, and to all the other volunteers and donors. YOU are helping to fight hunger in Houston.
#fightinghunger
#helpingeachother

Did you know we are adding new auction items to the Cheers to 40 Years virtual event each week? We invite you to check o...
10/15/2020

Did you know we are adding new auction items to the Cheers to 40 Years virtual event each week? We invite you to check out the auction items today--it’s never too early to put together your holiday shopping list!

The auction is open to all and it is FREE to participate! Anyone can view auction items and place bids beginning November 6. To bid on items, simply visit our secure event website at http://bit.ly/CheersCCSC and click “Register for the Virtual Auction.”

And don’t forget to register for Cheers to 40 Years! Because the event is virtual, your entire ticket purchase goes toward helping Houstonians in need. Make your reservation today at the above link.

JobNet NEEDS VOLUNTEERS to fill a variety of roles, both greeting and assisting job seekers in person and helping behind...
10/14/2020

JobNet NEEDS VOLUNTEERS to fill a variety of roles, both greeting and assisting job seekers in person and helping behind the scenes by placing follow-up calls and scheduling clients for coaching appointments and workshops, as well as maintaining resource information and filing. To volunteer for one 3-hour shift per week, email Erin Donohue at [email protected]. Please social media share!

TODAY is Red Cart Tuesday at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church. Please help CCSC by filling the cart with nonperishable foo...
10/13/2020

TODAY is Red Cart Tuesday at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church. Please help CCSC by filling the cart with nonperishable food donations for CCSC's pantries. Just drop your donations into the cart in front of the church doors at 8915 Timberside Drive from 10 a.m-2 p.m. and the church will get those donations to CCSC.

Volunteer Bob McMahan helps JobNet client Sheila D. as she works on her resume in CCSC’s new computer lab. The new lab i...
10/13/2020

Volunteer Bob McMahan helps JobNet client Sheila D. as she works on her resume in CCSC’s new computer lab. The new lab is equipped with 20 brand-new computers thanks to the MD Anderson Foundation.
#MD Anderson Cancer Center

Please Social Media Share!St. Luke's UMC - Houston volunteers will be rockin’ to tunes and taking donations again this S...
10/09/2020

Please Social Media Share!
St. Luke's UMC - Houston volunteers will be rockin’ to tunes and taking donations again this Saturday at 3471 Westheimer from 9 a.m.–Noon. Every can, box or bag of nonperishable food helps alleviate hunger and stress for Houston families.

10/09/2020
Cheers to 40 Years - Hope to see you there!

We are excited for the upcoming Cheers to 40 Years CCSC virtual event on November 12! Here’s a word from CCSC Executive Director Michelle Shonbeck on why you’ll want to join us. Register today for this special celebration. You’ll also get a sneak peek into our brand-new building! http://bit.ly/CheersCCSC
https://vimeo.com/465862311

A personal invitation from CCSC Executive Director Michelle Shonbeck to the Cheers to 40 Years virtual event on November 12, 2020. To register for the event, visit…

St. Theresa Catholic Church was the place to be Wednesday evening as the church marked its namesake feast day with a foo...
10/08/2020

St. Theresa Catholic Church was the place to be Wednesday evening as the church marked its namesake feast day with a food donation drive to benefit CCSC’s food pantries. CCSC appreciates the time, talent and treasure that went into this event. THANK YOU, everyone!

When CCSC volunteers Bruce and Kathy Adams see a need they jump in and meet it. They spent hours last week transferring ...
10/08/2020

When CCSC volunteers Bruce and Kathy Adams see a need they jump in and meet it. They spent hours last week transferring many bins worth of food onto the shelves of CCSC’s new warehouse and pantry, and organizing it all for easy access—and Kathy also worked her magic on the diaper and hygiene areas of the warehouse. Thank you both for your time, talents and muscle, you are MUCH appreciated.

Volunteers will be taking donations of nonperishable food for CCSC’s food pantries late THIS AFTERNOON, 4:30-6:30 p.m., ...
10/07/2020

Volunteers will be taking donations of nonperishable food for CCSC’s food pantries late THIS AFTERNOON, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 6622 Haskell St. Swing by after work and make them smile (under their masks!).

Many thanks to St. Luke's UMC - Houston and St. Luke's Presbyterian Church for their continued weekly food drives benefi...
10/07/2020

Many thanks to St. Luke's UMC - Houston and St. Luke's Presbyterian Church for their continued weekly food drives benefiting CCSC’s food pantries—and a big thank you to all the volunteers and donors who support CCSC through food donation drives. YOU are both feeding and lightening the mental load of Houston families in need. Click on the pictures for more information.#feedingfamilies

We love our new space! THANK YOU, Arch-Con Corporationfor helping CCSC to serve more and serve better.
10/06/2020

We love our new space! THANK YOU, Arch-Con Corporation
for helping CCSC to serve more and serve better.

Feeding families… job training… rental assistance. These are just a few of of the services CCSC - Christian Community Service Center provides and, during these trying times, the needs have increased. For example, they are feeding five times the number of families they did before the pandemic. Arch-Con is thankful to build this beautiful new building which is double the size of their old to expand their services. To volunteer or donate during this tender time, visit www.ccschouston.org

STOP BY St. Luke's Presbyterian Church today, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 8915 Timberside, and drop a bag of nonperishable food for ...
10/06/2020

STOP BY St. Luke's Presbyterian Church today, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 8915 Timberside, and drop a bag of nonperishable food for CCSC into their red shopping cart. Every bag, can and box helps your neighbors in need! THANK YOU, everyone!

St. Theresa Catholic Church Food Donation Drop, 10/7This Wednesday evening, 4:30-6:30 p.m., as part of its celebration o...
10/05/2020

St. Theresa Catholic Church Food Donation Drop, 10/7

This Wednesday evening, 4:30-6:30 p.m., as part of its celebration of St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Theresa Catholic Church is hosting a drive-thru food donation drop to benefit CCSC’s food pantries.

Just drive up and drop off your nonperishable food donations at 6622 Haskell St. Thank you to the parish, the volunteers and all the donors. Together, we make a difference!

St. Luke's UMC - Houston volunteers would LOVE to see your smiling face at tomorrow’s drive-thru food donation drop, 10/...
10/02/2020

St. Luke's UMC - Houston volunteers would LOVE to see your smiling face at tomorrow’s drive-thru food donation drop, 10/3, 9 a.m.-Noon, 3471 Westheimer.

Last week's final total for the 1,000 Bag Challenge was 918 bags of nonperishable food and $3,700 in Challenge Grant donations and other contributions. THANK YOU to all the donors and a special thank you to the St. Luke's Sunday School classes and the Challenge Grant donors.

Every bag, can and box helps, but CCSC's food pantries are low on peanut butter, canned vegetables (especially tomatoes) and bar soap. Thank you!

We are putting together a special video for the upcoming Cheers to 40 Years CCSC Birthday Celebration and we need your h...
10/01/2020

We are putting together a special video for the upcoming Cheers to 40 Years CCSC Birthday Celebration and we need your help!

This video will feature the work and people of CCSC–our donors, volunteers, partners and friends. We invite you to submit a photo of YOU sharing your love for CCSC. Your photo may be included in our event video. Send your photos (or any questions) to Lauren at [email protected] by October 16. And don’t forget to register for the event–it wouldn’t be the same without you! http://bit.ly/CheersCCSC

Today was moving day for Emergency Services-Central, JobNet and our new Professional Home Caregiver Training Program. We...
10/01/2020

Today was moving day for Emergency Services-Central, JobNet and our new Professional Home Caregiver Training Program. We can’t wait to fully unpack and get ready to serve! Click on the pics for more information.

The welcoming tent was back Monday as West University United Methodist Church again partnered with West U Baptist/ Cross...
09/30/2020

The welcoming tent was back Monday as West University United Methodist Church again partnered with West U Baptist/ Crosspoint Church - Bellaire to run a drive-thru food donation drop site benefiting CCSC’s food pantries.

CCSC thanks the churches, the congregations, the volunteers and the donors for helping us put food on the tables of families in need. #WorkingTogetherToMakeADifference

For many years, a volunteer team from St. Martin's Episcopal Church has worked in the Emergency-Services Central food pa...
09/29/2020

For many years, a volunteer team from St. Martin's Episcopal Church has worked in the Emergency-Services Central food pantry each 4th and 5th Saturday of every month. What a wonderful circle it was for them to be the first group of volunteers to put food on the shelves of the new food pantry in the J. Dean Robinson Building.

Thank you to all the St. Martin’s volunteers who have worked the food pantry over the years (we missed you on Saturday, Nancy Holder!) and a special thanks to everyone who volunteered or dropped off grocery donations last Saturday. Click photos for details.

What a GREAT first day of moving into CCSC’s new home! We are filled with gratitude to God and to all of you who helped ...
09/29/2020

What a GREAT first day of moving into CCSC’s new home!

We are filled with gratitude to God and to all of you who helped get CCSC to this time and place. And we are filled with energy and commitment to use every inch of the J. Dean Robinson Building and the W.T. & Louise J. Moran Campus to fulfill CCSC’s mission to the best of our abilities. The CCSC community is truly blessed.

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Members ot the Jingle Bell Express Toy Committee at work!
**WOW**, this little hidden gem is amazing. I am so thankful I ran across this GREAT CENTER... where and why have I not known of this great place. Thank you ! Will be bringing and doing my part to share . AND SHOP for a cause... Sunshine resale ..yeah
I visited with Wayne at the Branard location this morning. He was a wonderful volunteer. Also, the young men in the grocery area were very kind. My thanks to them for helping me carry bags to the car. And thanks to you for helping your neighbors!