HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CCAH
Joining with churches throughout Arlington Heights and elsewhere in a call for racial justice in America.
We celebrated the birth of the Christ child
Family Christmas Breakfast
We filled several tables at Elly's for this annual tradition. Lots of good food and a chance to have a casual visit with our church family
THE MITTEN TREE
Mittens & Gloves & Hats and more ... from a bare tree to this! Rachael-Rebekah Circle gathered these goodies for Wheeling Township. Many of these items were hand knitted by members
We were ready when the trick or treaters come around
Christmas Gifts for WINGS clients ... to make it a merrier Christmas for women who are victims of abuse and their families.
CROP WALK 2019
CCAH was well represented at the 2019 Crop Walk to Prevent Hunger. Our
team raised more than $1,600!
5th Sunday Activities
A little rain may have forced us indoors, but it didn't dampen our spirits! We relished a beautiful and meaningful service filled with music and love as we remembered the story of the prodigal son ... and of the father who had more than enough love to share with all!
Whenever the month has 5 Sundays, we hold a brief worship service, then devote time to service projects
Preparing Trail Mix for
the Night Ministry
Sewing Pillows for the American Cancer Society
Preparing Dental Hygiene kits
Packaging up the Trail Mix
Making blankets for project Linus
Disciples love to eat, so our special service was followed by a lunch and ...
(wait for it) ...
making homemade ice cream!
Sarah Harte, Program Manager, Faith Community Homes ... housing needs in the northwest suburbs
Shaikh Chahin and Dr. Sabeel Ahmed of the Islamic Society of the Northwest Suburbs, explained the basics of Islam and talked about Muslims in America.
Learning about Journeys: The Road Home. Jon Rapp explained the needs of the homeless in the 37 communities in our area that are served by Journeys
Michelle Tantillo discussed the rising rate of suicides, how we can recognize warning signs and what we can do about them.
Wheeling Township representatives told us about the many services which are provided for those in need. We also learned about opportunities each of us has to help respond to those needs by volunteering our time and energies.
Our own Dominic Ritchey is a member of the WildStang FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics team which has won three world championships and has been inducted into the FIRST Hall of Fame.
Brian Reynolds of Lutheran Home presented on the history and services offered at this facility. In its more than 125 year history, it's become one of the leading senior living communities in the nation.
Our own Don Nosbaum filled us in on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and how it helps both job seekers and companies in Cook County.
Liz Schuman, Exodus World Services: helping immigrants get settled in their new country
Al Wilks on "Science vs. Creation: The Evolving Debate."
They may not be as different as we might think
Pat Kellen and Terri McDonnel of Stepping Stones gave us a better understanding of Domestic Violence. We learned to observe signs of Domestic Violence, how to talk to a victim and what resources are available in our area.
Rabbi Lisa Bellows of Congregation Beth Am gave us "A Taste of Judaism" as part of our Summer Sunday School series.
Several CCAH members attended an open house at the Islamic Society of the Northwest Suburbs. We were able to sample delicious food, learn about how Muslims pray and hear about the many contributions to science, medicine and other fields Muslims have made in the past centuries
DINNER AND DISCUSSION
Each Thursday in Lent, we gathered for soup, salad and discussion. We looked at various texts that help us think about what is necessary to our lives, particularly our spiritual lives.
Summer All Church Sunday School
Each Sunday during the summer, we'll meet one of the organizations in our greater community in order to learn more about the needs of those around us and how we can play a role in answering those needs. Topics include Faith Community Homes, Journeys, The Islamic Society of the Northwest Suburbs, Suicide Prevention, Wheeling Township, Science and Creation and more.