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CCLC Missions

Operation Christmas Child

The Amazing Journey of a Shoebox Gift Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication.

Operation Christmas Child  “Shoeboxes”

A reminder —  we have a collection box in the church’s Gathering Place for any items donated for our packing party. The shoeboxes are available for you to pick up and fill.  Suggested items for each age level are listed by the boxes.                                                       

Our Christmas Child Shoebox collection day is Sunday, November 13th .

Join the Packing Party!

We will have a Packing Party on         Saturday, November 12th at 10:00am in the church’s Gathering Place. There we can fill shoeboxes with items donated for the Operation Christmas Child cause.     If you have a partially filled box at that time you may bring it down and finish stuffing it full!                                                           Our Christmas Child Shoebox collection day is Sunday, November 13th .

Lutheran World Relief

 Rub-A-Dub-Dub, Fill Up The Tub!

It’s time again to fill up our tub with items for the Personal Care Kits,  Baby Kits and School Kits for Lutheran World Relief.

You can help just by picking up a few extra items when you are out shopping.                     

Every extra bar of soap, box of crayons or pair of baby socks contributes to our efforts.

Place your donated items in the galvanized tub located in The Gathering Place (Fellowship area).

Thank you for your ongoing help with this Mission project!

All items listed are the only items LWR will accept in their  kits. We appreciate your donations of these specific items.

Personal Care Kit

  •  Adult size toothbrushes in original packaging

  • Sturdy combs

  • Metal nail clippers

  • Bath-size towels and hand towels in dark colors

Baby Care Kit

  •  Light weight cotton T-shirts            (no onesies)

  • Long or short sleeved gowns or sleepers (without feet). Sizes up to 18 months

  • Jackets, sweaters or sweatshirts with hood or include baby cap

  • Pairs of socks

  • Hand towels (dark colors)

School Kit

  •  70-sheet notebooks wide or college rule

  • Rulers (30 centimeters on one side)

  • Pencil sharpeners

  • Blunt scissors

  • #2 pencils with erasers

  • Black or blue pens (no gel ink)

  • 2.5 inch erasers 

  • Box of 16 or 24 crayons

Affirming God’s love for all people, we work with Lutherans and partners around the world to end poverty, injustice and human suffering.

Hand in Hand Farm


                                      Hand In Hand Farm has been partnering with Christ Community for almost ten years now.  

                                      We appreciate the mission support, but the greater blessing has been that of having a safe church                                        to bring vulnerable families to so that they can experience the love and support of a church family                                          while they learn about God and Jesus. Christ Community has been that church family. 

                                      When you look out over the sanctuary during the service, one sees a lot of grey hair.  The uninformed would think that this is a church on the way out, elders without another generation to succeed them.   What they don’t see are all of the grandparents here, ready to nurture the future generations that are brought through these doors. 

Most of you have heard about Hand In Hand Farm through our presentations.  If you want to find out more about what we do, it’s easy to Google us and find our website and Facebook page.  However, it’s more important to us that you know about YOUR role in what comes AFTER Hand In Hand Farm, the church family that’s needed to provide support for families for the rest of their lives. 


                             Hand In Hand Farm     35105 Ede Road, Lebanon, OR 97355   541-451-1243                                                                           Visit our website:                                                                                                                                Share and like our page on Facebook!:                                                                           Sign up for our email mailing list! 

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June Johnson Zimmer 305

Willy-Schenk – Straße 9

73527 Schwäbisch Gmünd



CMF INTERNATIONAL  is a global mission team at work in 26 countries creating dynamic, Christ-centered communities. 

June Johnson, Ukraine







Update 83 - written February 24, 2023


Prayer takes hope and turns it into faith. -  Unknown

I need to slide this update out because the current of life is going to rush faster as of tomorrow.  God did a miracle for us, and our group is moving.  When I began to understand the German housing shortage and then add to that a million Ukraine refugees (6,000 in our town alone) and knowing that our special needs group can’t live just anywhere…I understood that we would need a miracle.


While key people have been working on this project for months, the confirmation came to us 2 weeks ago that the group will move together into a wheelchair friendly building where we are by ourselves (meaning other people do not live there).  A HUGE blessing!  And another big blessing is that since it is in the same town, there is no need to change schools or doctors. Once again God has provided!


Tomorrow, a group of us will work on cleaning the place. On Monday the non-wheelchair users will move in. On Tuesday the wheelchair users will move in.  It is gonna be crazy but a blessing nonetheless.

Faith that goes forward triumphs.


Today marks 1 year of the war.  Hardly a celebration. Yet, as much as I hate the war, I cannot ignore what I see God doing in it.  Two weeks ago, with a lot of help, I pulled this video together to share with you.  These 8.30 minutes briefly summarizes the ministry with an emphasis on the past year. While you are online, click on the link.  My hope is you will get to see a little bit more of the beauty in the middle of awful and how God is working through you in Ukraine.

👉 You Tube

On March 24th, I plan to make the trip back to Oregon for a few weeks.  It is going to be fast because I am working under the schedule of the person who is coming from Ukraine to cover for me.  The purpose is to see family, visit doctors and to resupply for my return to Germany right after Easter.  I am grateful for the chance even though the jet lag will make it messy.  But, with God and coffee it can be done!!


Blessings, June


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