Military Support Ministry
Many families at Central Christian Church have sons, daughters, fathers and other relatives who are members of the United States military. As such, members of the church, who have served, have family members serving and others who desired to show support and help, established the Military Support Ministry.
The Ministry is currently supporting deployed overseas servicemembers, stateside servicemembers and their families and families of overseas deployed servicemembers.
The Mission Statement for the Military Support Ministry is:
To Insure the Continuous Support of Military Personnel and Their Families Through Prayer and Encouraging Spiritual Correspondence and Strengthening Their Walk of Faith and Being a Light to Those Around Them.
To accomplish our Mission Statement, the ministry endeavors to:
- Keep the Central Christian Church family attuned to the needs of service members and their families.
- Send packages and other support material for our overseas service members and families at Christmas and other holidays.
- Sending service members and families that Central Christian Church supports continuous correspondence.
- Remember specific holidays by highlighting service members past and current.
- Recognition of service members upon visiting Central when they return.
New Military Support Ministry Brochures are available. These brochures explain the Ministry mission and give information about how and what we do. They will be available in the church office and around the church.
- If you would like to support our Ministry by volunteering to help in our meetings and special projects such as the Christmas package drive or our Girl Scout Cookie drive, contact the office or Bob Welch.
- If you have a family member or friend defending American freedom and would like Central Christian Church to pray for them and send correspondence, CLICK HERE.
- Check out the Military Support Bulletin Board across from the kitchen to read some of the cards we have received from our Christmas boxes and Girl Scout cookie boxes that we sent to our troops and families. Some are very moving and heart wrenching.
Join us in praying for their health, safety and a quick return to their loved ones.
In Loving Memory. It is with a very heavy heart to announce the death of one of our Soldiers oversears. 1LT Robert F. Welch III, son of our ministry leaders Bob and Barbara Welch was killed in action in Afghanistan on April 3, 2011. Rob leaves a beautiful wife and two sons behind as well as many great and memorable memories for his church. The funeral at Central on April 13 saw over 600 people pay respects to this loving son, brother, husband, father, soldier and hero. He will be missed by all.
The family at Central has seen fit to plant a beautiful Red Oak tree and commemorate a bench in his memory near the garden plots.
Girl Scout Cookies to the Troops! Since March 2011, Central Christian Church again has donated enough Girl Scout cookies to send two boxes of cookies to each of our 9 overseas soldiers!
OPERATION GINGERBREAD 2010 WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! Central Christian Church accepted donations of the following items to send to our service members overseas. We mailed 18 boxes overseas to our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and South Korea.
UPDATE ON REVIVAL FIRES BIBLES: During the month of September 2010, the church sent a donation of $1500.00 to Revival Fires Ministry for the purchase of more Bibles for our troops!!
CENTRAL'S MILITARY SUPPORT MINISTRY DONATIONS TO BUY BIBLES FOR OUR SERVICEMEMBERS WAS AN OVERWHELMING SUCCESS!!
Starting in February through March, 2008, the Military Support Ministry was accepting donations to help Revival Fires Ministry purchase Bibles for our servicemembers. Revival Fires Ministry of Branson, Missouri have to date bought over 100,000 Bibles for our troops in Iraq! Each Bible costs about $4.00 and are air-lifted by military transports to Iraq. These Bibles contain both the Old and New Testaments, not just the New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs as usually given to troops. We accepted donations until April 1,2008 and collected over $1200.00!!! We have sent the donations for Bibles to Revival Fires Ministry for them to purchase Bibles in Central Christian Church's name.
WELCOMING INCOMING WARRIORS AT DFW AIRPORT.
If you are interested in welcoming home our warriors at DFW airport, here is some information you need to know. Even thougth the planes arrive everyday, the exact arrival times are never known so it is recommended you call 972-574-0392 and let the agents there know you are coming. This is very critical if you have a group of folks with you.
If you are driving, DO NOT go through the toll tag lane but use a regular lane. Upon arrival, find a representative and you will be given a parking voucher for free exiting of the airport.
Bring your flags to wave, if you are a veteran, you are encouraged to wear any cap, medals or ribbons, etc. identifying you and your service. Veterans are placed near the front of the crowds, after family members, to greet the troops, soldier to soldier. Family of veterans will be in the general public section after the returning troops families and the veterans sections.