A Ripple of Love: Kits Behind the Scenes

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A family is living in a temporary shelter after a disaster. A refugee is arriving in their new home. A neighbor is experiencing homelessness in the cold winter season. In all of these situations–and many more–the CWS Kits and Blankets ministry is there to help. From our CWS School Kits to our Emergency Cleanup Buckets, all our kits have one … Read More

Warming the City and Saving Lives

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On Christmas Day, it’s Bethlehem on Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio. At this event, First Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ, also known as First Church, puts their faith into action. First Church invites their neighbors who may be experiencing homelessness, poverty, or food insecurity to join. Participants receive gifts which include a warm meal, clothing, CWS Hygiene … Read More

Warmth for our Neighbors in Washington

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“I got one of the CWS Blankets in early 2020. I use it in the middle of the night if I’m a little cold. I have a cat who loves it, too. I’m happy to get another one today because it makes a good bed spread. It’s super warm and easy to manage—you can throw it in the washer.” -Brian … Read More

A Seat at the Master’s table

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Have you ever experienced a time when you felt invisible, insignificant or forgotten? For many who are facing homelessness, disaster or other hardship that feeling is a daily reality. God’s Kingdom and Restoration Ministries in Galveston, Texas is working to change that reality. And they’re doing it one person, one seat and one table at a time. Four years ago, … Read More

Hope on Hope Street

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Each Sunday, the 3,000 members of Glory Church of Jesus Christ would gather in their large worship space near downtown Los Angeles, an area noteworthy for its massive encampments of people experiencing homelessness. This was no less true of nearby streets by the church, where hundreds had set up camp on the ironically named Hope Street. Glory Church of Jesus … Read More

After the Deadly Winter Storm, CWS Supplies and Funds Went to Houston Quickly

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Houston is home to the second-largest Vietnamese population in the United States. Jannette Diep is the Executive Director of the Houston branch of Boat People SOS. She and her team provide a wealth of services to the Vietnamese community, as well as other refugees and immigrants. Most BPSOS clients are from underserved and low-income families, many of whom have just … Read More

Boy Scout assembles CWS School Kits with his grandmothers

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“Luke’s goal was to prepare 20 school kits, and this week he delivered 69 to CWS,” says Amy Edelmann. Her 14-year-old son, Luke, decided to assemble CWS School Kits as a way to earn one of his Boy Scout merit badges. Luke is part of Boy Scout Troop 777 in Maryland. “He planned to sew two bags himself to help … Read More

A Story of Two Churches

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Watch this video of two CWS partner churches in Everett, Washington. Like them, your church can be the hands and feet of Christ!