To celebrate a half-century of service, CCS is planning an evening event to be held Thursday, April 26 at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 2715 East Jackson Boulevard in Elkhart. A special "birthday cake" will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a musical concert at 7 p.m. Join us!!
Celebrating 50 Years of Hope
Church Community Services is celebrating its 50th year of providing hope to our Elkhart neighbors in need. We’ve come a long way from our little house on Benham Avenue where we focused on tutoring in the public schools, children’s camps, emergency financial services and providing a few loans to those who would otherwise not be able to obtain them. Today Church Community Services has grown into a campus that still provides emergency financial assistance, but also houses our client choice food pantry and Soup of Success, our job and life-skills training program for women who want to take life changing steps to move their families out of poverty. Read more
Stories of success were celebrated!
The second “Silent No More” was held on Tuesday, March 13 inside the beautiful Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount on the AMBS campus. The event showcased stories of courage and triumph from the Soup Of Success graduates and were performed by 8 incredible actresses who shared them monologue style to a crowd of 129 people. “The response of the crowd to the stories was wonderful,” stated Betsy Ayrea Delfine, SOS Director. “It was amazing to be inspired and encouraged by the stories of our graduates and to have a better understanding of just how strong you have to be in order to keep moving forward in the face of difficult, sometimes overwhelming circumstances. It truly was an evening of relating to each other over the common ground of strength and overcoming fears.” Silent No More raised over $10,000 for CCS’ Soup Of Success program and will help support scholarships for future Elkhart County women.