In addition to making donations to various organizations on a yearly basis, the Church and Society committee provides opportunities for almost everyone at Christ Church to volunteer to serve the community. These include person on this committee who is responsible:
- Food donations to the Crossroads Pantry, 347 S. 400 E, Salt Lake City
Non-perishable food of all types is collected in donation bins within the building, and delivered to Crossroads Urban Center's pantry weekly. Donations and delivery help are always needed. Contact: Barb Hatch, Email. The Food of the Month and Thrift Store Item of the Month can be found in the weekly bulletin and in the monthy Connection. The Golden Celery Challenge is a summertime, friendly contest among area churches to give the 'most' by weight.
- Donations to the Crossroads Thrift Store
Used clothes, shoes, hats, gloves and coats and new underwear for all sizes and ages & for all seasons are collected in the "Donations" closet which is located in the hall north of the gym and near the North Entrance. Contact: Chuck Mittelstadt, Email.
- On the second Saturday of each month, we make and serve over 500 sandwiches for the Sandwich Service Project. Contact: Monet Palmer Email.
- Each weekday we deliver meals through the County's Meals-on-Wheels program. Meals are delivered to the CUMC kitchen and volunteers deliver the meals to recipients within about a 3.5 mile area of the church. This is a fun way to help in the community. Contact Nona Bressler, 801-261-1561, or Email .
- We host Family Promise Guests as part of Family Promise, www.fpsl.org.
Volunteers help in various ways while the families are staying at Christ Church. Contact Chuck or Gina Williams, Email.
- We collect and deliver supplies to help the Homeless Youth Resource Center (HYRC). Contact: Coni Hampton, Email, 801-272-5988
These donations are collected throughout the year for homeless youth 16 through 20 yrs of age. They have a daytime shelter but are on the streets at night and on weekends. YOU CAN HELP by making a financial contribution, by giving an item donation from the HYRC current Wish List, or by volunteering your time at the HYRC in a variety of ways. Please read about the recent HYRC changes. For Good news about new shelter for Salt Lake's homeless youth, click on this link. (http://fox13now.com/2014/11/14/fundraising-underway-for-facility-to-serve-homeless-youth-in-slc/)
- We support Habitat for Humanity.
- Families Anonymous is a world wide support group for those who have a friend or family member who suffers from substance abuse or related emotional problems. The group meets at CUMC every Wednesday at 7 pm in room 209. A second FA group is now meeting at Mountain Vista United Methodist Church. The church is located at 8931 So. 3200 West. Meetings are Thursdays at 7 pm in the Rainbow Room. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Bonnie at 801 581-0180 or 801 664-1020 or Email .
- CUMC has adopted a two-mile section of Wasatch Boulevard just north of Little Cottonwood Canyon. The adult Sunday school classes organized clean-up dates. Anyone who wishes to participate in this outdoor community activity is welcome. Watch for dates and times to be announced in the weekly bulliten or monthly newsletter.
- We contribute to the Utah Interfaith Power & Light. Contact: Doug Hattery Email.
- The Social Justice Subcommittee provides an opportunity for Church members to advocate for causes of concern to them. Click here for a list of useful websites. Contact Terry Haven, Email , 801-554-6570
- The Utah Ulster Project works toward religious peace in Northern Ireland. Northern Irish teens are brought to Utah for the month of July. During daily summer activities throughout the month of July, teens from Ireland and Utah teens develop leadership skills and friendship while helping the community. The Ulster Project’s goal is to allow a safe environment for Northern Irish Protestant and Catholic teens to learn, discuss and grow together to understand each other’s differences. For more information about the project and how to get involved, go to the website www.utahulsterproject.org or check out the Facebook page Ulster Project Utah.
- We support Voices for Utah Children, and invite you to sign up to get action alerts on legislative issue affecting kids. You may do so at the bottom of their website under “Get involved” at www.utahchildren.org