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Our May Mission Offerings will benefit our two social service agencies that serve specific regions around each campus. As part of the church coalitions for both CCSC and MAM, this is one way we support ours and their ministries. 

May Mission Offering, Rice Village Campus: Christian Community Service Center (CCSC)

Christian Community Service Center is a community-based nonprofit organization serving central and southwest Houston. With a coalition of 39 churches, volunteers and donors, they unite in a mission to serve the poor, hungry, disabled, and otherwise needy while respecting their religious, ethnic or cultural differences. CCSC was created out of faith, and founded in the belief that we are called to help all God’s children heart to heart and hand in hand.

In CCSC’s first quarter newsletter, President & CEO Michelle Shonbeck wrote:

Recently I received a nice handwritten thank you note from a client who wanted to share how our staff and volunteers helped her: “I want to let you know how much I appreciate CCSC’s $600 assistance toward my rent as well as JobNet volunteer Kathy Collins, who helped me polish up my resume…I am grateful for the support and encouragement I’ve received at CCSC…” Thank you notes are almost a lost art, which is why they make such an impact. Kathy and all our staff and volunteers are deeply committed to meeting our clients where they are, addressing their immediate needs, and then working with them (if needed) to address longer-term matters such as employment or financial security. 

May Mission Offering, West Campus:  Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM)
Our Christ the King West Campus (formerly Memorial Drive Lutheran Church) has supported Memorial Assistance Ministries for many years. For nearly 40 years, MAM has helped members and families in the West Houston area become stable through several programs:
•    Financial assistance and empowerment
•    Personal resource development
•    Disaster relief
They help to build a stronger workforce through providing:
•    Employment services
•    Literacy advance service
•    Immigration legal services
They help develop healthy individuals and communities through:
•    Physical and mental health services
•    Supportive community programs
•    Community engagement
In 2021, MAM served 16,095 people from 13,081 families. 

Select: "Monthly Mission Offering" and designate which organization in the memo box