According Matthew 25, as a church we’re called to help feed those who are hungry and clothe those who are destitute. CBC is blessed to work with HOPE (Helping Others Pursue Enrichment) to help those in need in our community.
HOPE provides food and other services, such as free community education classes, through their headquarters at 595 Ragsdale St. They cook daily lunches Monday-Thursday and serve them free to whomever comes, their Manna Pantry gives food to those in need, they offer monthly Life Enrichment Classes to members of the community, and much more. For more information about HOPE or to find out how you can help, call 903-586-7781. You can also visit their website.
Volunteers from our congregation serve in the soup kitchen at HOPE one week each quarter. If you would like to help us, call Jackie Hinch at 903-586-2215 to find out how you can help.
HOPE is in need of some specific items for its Manna Pantry to help local families. When you shop, buy a couple of extras of these and share them with HOPE. See the list here.
The Clothes Closet & More
In keeping with Christ’s instruction to care for the needy (Matthew 25), CBC financially supports The Clothes Closet & More, and the majority of the organization's volunteers come from the ranks of our membership. This organization provides free clothing and services to those in need. They are located at 314 S. Main St. For more information about their services or to find out how you can help, call 903-586-0204.
The Clothes Closet is running low on certain items necessary for those they help. If you would like to help fulfill these needs, see the list here.
The Crisis Center is the sole local provider of help to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. In keeping with James 1:27, CBC supports these efforts financially and through much prayer.
The Crisis Center also runs the Second Glance Resale Store at their Jacksonville location, 700 E. Cherokee St., and all proceeds from the store benefit the many services the Crisis Center provides. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation to their resale store, call the Crisis Center at 903-586-9118 to find out how you can help.
For more information about the Crisis Center and their services, visit their website.
With the belief that all life is precious (Psalm 139), CBC happily supports Living Alternatives with a monthly donation to contribute to the services they offer to pregnant women and their families in our community.
Living Alternatives provides education, pregnancy tests, counseling, and material support to young parents, especially those who find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy. They are a state-certified alternative-to-abortion service provider. Their services are confidential and free of charge to those in need. They are located at 805 S. Jackson St., #A.
For more information about Living Alternatives, their services, and how you can help, call 903-586-9016.