Love Week

Friday June 21, 2024 – Saturday June 29, 2024

Love Week is our annual service week at Christ Church and everyone is welcome to participate! We do this to “live out” Christ’s challenge to serve others and meet their needs with no strings attached. This June, you’ll have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus in a tangible way that best suits your (and your family’s) availability and time.

From on-site service projects to “shop and drop” purchasing opportunities to Intentional Acts of Kindness, there’s something for everyone. By blessing others, you will be blessed yourself!

FREE Love Week T-shirts will be given to every participant. Order yours today and wear it during your service project!

Spread the love by posting your photos on Instagram and Facebook.*

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind … And love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37 & 39

* No photography permitted inside Renee Jones Empowerment Center.

Shop and Drop

Friday, June 21 – Sunday, July 7

This opportunity is exactly what it sounds like! You can “shop” for items for our Love Week partners and “drop” them off . Items can be dropped off at your campus before or after regular service times. Items can also be dropped off at Columbia Station any day of the week between 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Shop and Drop – Water Bottles and Heating Pads for pediatric patients

We are collecting heating pads and water bottles for sickle cell patients at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Stylish and fun water bottles will help encourage kids and teens with sickle cell disease to stay hydrated, which ultimately helps prevent pain crises, infections and stroke. Heating pads help with pain management for the patients.

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Shop and Drop – Hygiene Kits for Women

As simple as it sounds, personal products like toothbrushes, soap, shampoo and other toiletry items make a huge difference in the life of a woman in crisis. Thank you for your willingness to assemble a hygiene kit(s) during Love Week!

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Shop and Drop – $25 Walmart Gift Cards

Your gift of a $25 Walmart gift card(s) can make a huge difference in the life of a woman in crisis.
Purchase gift cards and drop them off at the Columbia Station Campus during office hours
or during service times.

Be sure to Sign Up to let us know what you plan to provide.

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Old Brooklyn Renovation Project

Week of June 21 – 29

Our Old Brooklyn campus is growing and we’re going to show our campus some love! We will be removing two walls, replacing drywall, and painting in order to open up space. If you have experience with construction demo, hanging or mudding drywall, or painting, please register for the appropriate team and the leader will be in touch with you as we establish dates and times.

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Reflect Jesus’ Love at Summer Day Camp for Kids

Friday, June 21

Perfect for Middle/High Schoolers!

The CC Kids team is hosting a Summer Day Camp for kids ages 4 through 5th grade from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Show the love of Jesus and impact a kid’s life by hosting game stations, organizing craft tables, or being part of our set-up/take-down team. This is a great volunteer opportunity for students in middle or high school.

Summer Day Camp (Set Up) – Columbia Station Campus, Thursday June 20

Summer Day Camp – Columbia Station Campus, Friday, June 21, 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Serve at the Old Brooklyn Food Pantry

Saturday, June 22

Help us demonstrate Christ’s love and grace by distributing food and pantry items to hundreds of families across our communities. Tasks include bagging fresh fruits and vegetables and distributing packages as cars pull up to the parking lot. All you need to bring is a happy heart and kind smile!

Old Brooklyn Campus, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

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CC KIDS Large Group Room Remodel

Monday June 24, Tuesday, June 25, and/or Thursday June 27, 2024

Help us remodel the CC KIDS Large Group room so we can give our kids a space they are excited to come to, worship in, and learn about God’s love for them. See the descriptions below for opportunities and times.

We are looking for people to:

Join the construction team. This is ideal for those who have the skill and the tools to:

Install simple framing
Attach wood wall
Refresh the tech booth area (counters and flooring)
Build benches

Join the painting team

Paint interior walls

Join the creative team

Add dimension and texture to walls
Design and build accessory and accent pieces like trees and flowers to make the room come alive

Construction Team
Monday and Tuesday 9:O0 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Painting Team
Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday 9:O0 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Creative Team
Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday 9:O0 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Make Tie Blankets

Sunday, June 23 & Wednesday June 26
Great family opportunity!

Do you love bringing comfy, cozy warmth to others? Our goal is to make 100 tie blankets for patients at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Renee Jones Empowerment Center. This is a great opportunity for parents to serve alongside their kids. No experience necessary!

Two ways to serve:

Fabric cutters: Help us cut fabric in advance so it’s ready to assemble into blankets. Please bring fabric scissors if you have them.

Columbia Station Campus: Monday June 10, 6:00 -8:00 p.m..
Columbia Station Campus: Monday, June 17, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Blanket assemblers: Meet immediately after Sunday’s 11:00 a.m. service at your campus of choice or Wednesday evening at Columbia Station. Please bring fabric scissors and a yardstick, if you have them.

Columbia Station Campus, Sunday, June 23, 12 Noon – 2:30 p.m. (light lunch served)
West Campus, Sunday, June 23, 12 Noon – 2:30 p.m. (light lunch served)
Old Brooklyn Campus, Sunday, June 23, 12 Noon – 2:30 p.m. (light lunch served)
Columbia Station Campus, Wednesday, June 26, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m.

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Make Personalized Greeting Cards

Tuesday, June 25

KIds Welcome!

Spread love and joy through making cards that will be donated to Cards for Hospitalized Kids, Operation Gratitude, and Circle Network. No special skills are needed so just bring yourself and a desire to glorify God by meeting the needs of others. Children are welcome but are required to register.

Columbia Station Campus, Tuesday, June 25, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Build Beds, Deliver Dreams, Bless Kids

Monday, June 24 & Saturday, June 29

Great family opportunity!

Good Knights of Lorain County believes every child in Lorain County deserves a good night’s sleep in their own bed. We will partner with this organization to both build and deliver beds to kids who don’t have one. Our goal is to make and deliver 50 beds!
This is a great opportunity for older elementary age children to serve alongside their parents. Select one project or both! Delivery volunteers: Your trucks and vans are truly helpful!

Build beds at Good Knights in Amherst, Ohio – Monday June 24, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Deliver beds from Good Nights in Amherst, Ohio to local families. Saturday, June 29, 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Build Bridges of Hope – Renee Jones Empowerment Center

Thursday, June 27

The Renee Jones Empowerment Center (RJEC) is a safe, nurturing place to help rebuild the lives of those being trafficked or sexually assaulted. RJEC also strengthens communities by engaging and educating others in anti-trafficking and anti-violence efforts. We will be serving the center through an on-site cleaning and organizing project.

Cleaning and organizing project at RJEC, Cleveland, OH, Thursday, June 27, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

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Mission Pray

June 29 – July 6

We are on a mission to support our CC Youth and their Leaders with intentional prayer as they serve in Altoona, PA on their annual Mission Trip. Each Mission Pray volunteer will be given the name of a student or leader to pray for before and during the mission trip. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to participate in sending the group off with prayer as they depart the Columbia Station campus on June 29.

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Register for the upcoming Blood Drive for Red Cross

Sunday, June 23 sign up for the Blood Drive being held on July 7.

Your blood donation saves lives. A Red Cross clinic will be open before and after church at our Columbia Station Campus gymnasium on Sunday, July 7. NOTE: Red Cross employees implement enhanced precautions to ensure our blood drive and donation site is safe for all.

The Red Cross will be available at Columbia Station Campus, Sunday, June 23 to schedule appointments for the July 7 Blood Drive. If you prefer to schedule online click HERE.

If you plan to participate in the Blood Drive and would like a Love Week T-shirt sign up for one HERE.

Intentional Acts of Kindness

Every time we show up and are kind the world gets better. God chose us to work in the world to do His good. Everyone could use more kindness. We recently heard the definition of kindness that says kindness is loaning someone your strength instead of reminding them of your weakness. It got me thinking about the ways we could loan our strengths to someone and not just show random acts of kindness but purposeful and intentional acts of kindness.

So this love week we are inviting you to join us in your own way and on your own time. How can you, your family or even your life group show intentional kindness to others and make a difference in someone’s day. Could you bring cookies to a neighbor, write an encouraging card, pay for someone behind you or clean the kitchen for mom and dad.

We have a list of 40 ideas on how you can show intentional kindness! Don’t be limited by what you read here though, let your creativity shine!

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Sign up Here to let us know you plan to demonstrate Acts of Kindness during Love Week 2024

Thank you for your generosity!

It is through the generosity of those who give to Christ Church that we are able to fund the Love Week projects. If you would like to support the ministry of Christ Church please click HERE.