CIA Projects have been suspended, however urgent needs will be addressed with small volunteer teams, as they come available. If interested in a special called CIA Project, please contact CHRISTmissions.
Church in Action (CIA)
On the 3rd Saturday of each month, a community service project is conducted in Bryan/College Station. CIA projects will focus on three local service projects: Family Promise, Neighborhood Kidz Club and Bachmann Memorial Fund community projects.
Christ UMC is one of the churches in Bryan/College Station area assisting Family Promise, an area-wide, volunteer-based, non-profit that supports homeless families. This safe environment enables families to get back onto their feet and become self-sufficient. It takes 50-75 volunteers to make the week go smoothly.
Every 10-12 weeks, host congregations assist three to five families for one week from 5:00 pm-7:00 am.
- Serve breakfast and dinner
- Prepare sack lunches
- Offer companionship after dinner
- Stay overnight as a host (one male and one female)
- Transport to and from the day facility (during the day, the families remain at the facility where the network director assists them in finding housing, jobs or job training).
We provide evening meals Sunday-Thursday and sometimes food to make meals Friday and Saturday. Evening hosts 5:30-8:30 pm each evening. Overnight hosts 8:30 pm-7:00 am each night.
Neighborhood Kidz Club
Christ UMC is in the planning stage for creating an outreach ministry called Neighborhood Kidz Club. This mission will target children of a specific low-income neighborhood. Through after-school mentoring programs, children's Bible study and Christian interaction, members of Christ UMC will be able to volunteer their time to mentor these children. If interested in being on the ground flooring of this new mission opportunity, contact Steve with Christ Missions.
Bachmann Memorial Fund
Constable Brian Bachmann had a big heart for helping others. He loved to initiate and follow-through with wheelchair ramps and other repairs for those that could not help themselves. Tragically, on August 13, 2012, Constable Bachmann was killed in the line of duty and this Bachmann Memorial Fund was created in his honor and memory. Constable Bachmann had served as the elected constable of Brazos County Precinct 1 for 20 months, and had served in law enforcement for a total of 20 years.
The mission of Bachmann Community Projects is to provide help in various forms to those in need within our community. Christ UMC has allocated funds to provide help to those needing wheelchair ramps, minor home repairs or other immediate needs affecting daily life. If you or anyone you know within our community is in need of this assistance, please nominate them for these projects.
If your class or small group is engaging in a hands-on mission project and are in need of resources, please contact us for help.