Garden For Others
Our purpose is to provide food for hungry people with fresh produce from our garden near the church. The group forms in the spring and meets through the growing season to plant and harvest. Our produce is sent to the Fannin County Food Bank and Gilmer Community Food Pantry.
The Clothes Closet
The Clothes Closet ministry, an idea of Dr. Craddock’s, was started by the people who started Cherry Log Christian Church. It is a non-profit Clothes Closet serving the community. Any person can come in and pick clothing. We depend on donations. We are open every Thursday from 1-3pm and the first Tuesday of each month from 3-5pm. It is a very rewarding ministry! Volunteers are needed.
Bus Ministry – Mobile Classroom
The Bus Ministry is a mobile classroom that takes information and education to our local communities. The ministry works primarily with the Guatemalan community and seeks to education families while providing needed clothing and food.
Life for Children’s Ministry Mission Group
Life for Children’s Ministries takes care of HIV/AIDS orphan from Kenya. The mission is to place orphan children with their extended families. The mission also builds houses for widows to keep them safe and dry during the rainy season. They also build schools and wells for clean water for the area.
The CLCC Outreach council are helping in three ways:
- Building Widow’s Houses. Donations are collected on Mother’s Day.
- Drilling well(s).
- Mission trips to Kenya. This is a two week trip that includes work opportunities to assist with building widow’s Houses, working with the orphans directly, and assisting with education activities.
Chris’s Comfort & Joy (Knitters Ministry)
The Chris’s Comfort & Joy (Knitters Ministry) meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10am to 2pm. Women and men, knitters and non-knitters are welcome. This is a ministry of love, of healing, and encouragement, for as we knit we pray over our simple, lovely shawls that God’s love and grace will be woven into each stitch and that the recipient will experience the embrace of love and healing. We are a part of a nationwide and worldwide thrust where men and women gather together as knitters to give support and comfort to others in need. Our shawls at CLCC have been given to our congregates in need; to members and friends of the knitters; and also to our greater world community, including individuals in the countries of Portugal and Sweden. Our ministry is a mission of outreach to our own communities we serve, i.e., North Georgia Hospice; Safe Choice Pregnancy Care Center in Ellijay; The Craddock Center; and the Dialysis and Cancer Centers in Blairsville, Ga.
Jill’s Quilts is a small group that meets the 4th Tuesday of each month 10am – 2pm to make comfort quilts for members and others who are undergoing chemotherapy. The group is named for Jillayn Wolleat who lost her battle with leukemia in the summer of 2013. New and experienced quilters are invited to join us in the Explorers’ classroom.
Ashley’s Way Caregivers Closet
ASHLEY’S WAY Caregivers Closet Ministry is to assist individuals in our church and community who have emergency healthcare needs in caring for a family member or someone in the community. This Caregivers Closet can supply a wide variety of healthcare products. Members of our church and the community have donated products that they no longer need. If you would like to donate items, please be sure they are clean, in working order, and have all their parts. We collect adult diapers, walkers, crutches, rollators, potty chairs, bath and shower chairs, and wheelchairs.
Food Collections for local Food Pantries
Food Collection happens several times a year. The average number of families coming each week is gradually increasing and the donations of food received are certainly appreciated. Items that are always in need are soups, especially chunky soups, canned fruit, canned milk and small packages of powdered milk. Thank you for your generous donations in the past and thank you in advance for future donations.
Georgia Mountain Inclusive Home School Co-op
We will be holding classes for home school children at CLCC every Thursday throughout the school year. Classes offered are Spanish, Lego Math Building, Science Arts, Super Pi Yo, Yoga, Cake Decorating, Art, French, Gardening, Toddler Time, Zumba, etc. Elementary classes are offered from 10 AM to 12 noon. Secondary classes for teens will be offered from 12 noon to 3 PM. If any CLCC members or congregants have skills in any subject area that you would like to share with a group of home school children…. for a 7 week semester (one hour a week).
Middle/ High School Classes
Elizabeth Bunn (elementary class organizer–ages 6 to 11)
Amy Powell (secondary class organizer–ages 12 to 16)