c2C Mission outreach

God is always drawing our attention off from ourselves and onto others; others who need to be served, loved, healed, and restored. The maturity of our discipleship can be seen in how we serve others; Christ being strong in us.

Mission outreach is all about partnering with God in service. At C2C Church we believe in “bridging the gap between worship and missions”. As followers of Christ, our members love to worship together. But we also understand the importance of spreading the Good News of our Lord, Jesus Christ, through reaching out into our community, state, and world through missions.

mission Outreach - Dec 2021

You can help make the holidays special for a someone at Oak Tree Manor. Every year, the residents look forward to having Connect2Christ church host a Holiday Party for them. This year, the Missions Team, with your help, will be buying presents, baking cookies and setting up a photo booth to take pictures of each resident to share with family and friends.

The giving tree is set up. To participate in this outreach, please take a handmade snowflake with a card attached. Each card will include the name of the resident and a number. Please sign the clipboard next to the corresponding number on your gift tag. Inside, the tag will include a gift, the size (if applicable), a price and store suggestions. After you are finished shopping, please return your item back to the church along with the name tag and handmade ornament. Please do not wrap your item as Missions will do the wrapping. 

If you are unable to shop, please follow the same instructions but put your tag/ornament and $$ inside an envelope, provided in the basket and write your name on the clipboard.  Drop the envelope in the basket on the Missions table.

There is an additional sign-up sheet, on the last page, if you are interested in baking cookies for Oak Tree Manor.

As a special surprise, Missions will add coupons for the residents who enjoy bowling which will allow them to buy a snack at Seminole Lanes.

You will have an opportunity to shop between 11/7/2021 – 11/28/2021. Missions will host the holiday party on December 9, 2021, at Oak Tree Manor. Thank you for making the holidays special for the residents at Oak Tree!!

mission outreach - Nov 2021

In November, our Missions Team is partnering with Royal Neighbors and together we will be loving some of our local homeless teen girls at Starting Right, Now with a donation of gift cards. Starting Right, Now ends homelessness for youth by providing one-on-one mentoring, a stable home, assisting with employment opportunities, teaching financial literacy/life skills and promoting educational achievement.

mission Outreach - Nov 2021

In November our Missions Team had the privilege to meet with Carina DesHotels who is the Pinellas County Director of First Priority of Tampa (FP). FP is a non-profit that helps to equip middle and high school students to share the HOPE of Christ within their school through student led groups. During the fourth quarter of 2021, the FP students within Pinellas partnered with many local non-profits to work to raise funds that would go to support a local missionary through OHGM. The students raised enough funds to provide 100 hot meals and gifts to children in Ecuador, as well as 75 gift bags that were used to spread the message of Christ’s HOPE to fellow students within our Pinellas area. Our Missions Team and Royal Neighbors Chapter were blessed to be a part of this amazing network of local non-profits.

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” – John 5:15

mission outreach - Oct 2021

The C2C Missions Team partnered with our friends at Lifeline Ministries Food Pantry for their Thanksgiving Food Drive. The Missions Team made a monetary donation that was used to purchase dry food items, and those items were put together for Thanksgiving boxes for families to take home and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. Royal Neighbors matched the monetary donation that the Missions Team made, and our congregation brought many boxes of stuffing and mashed potatoes to be used within the Thanksgiving boxes. We have been blessed by this ongoing connection with our friends at Lifeline Ministries, and we continue to pray for all who support this outreach and who are fed by it, both in physical and spiritual form. May Christ cover all of these individuals.

mission Outreach - Sept 2021

In September, our Missions Team chose to “love” our local seniors and shut-ins while celebrating Grandparents Day.  The Team filled goodie bags with various items, i.e., coloring books, toiletries, shaving cream, socks, etc., and cards were colored by local children, and added to each goodie bag.  The Missions Team delivered the bags to all of the residents at Oak Tree Manor, as well as to our church member shut-ins at various locations within the community. This was a beautiful outreach, and we thank all who were able to participate.

mission outreach - August 2021

The C2C Missions Team donated 15 backpacks and supplies to Oakhurst Elementary School in time for back-to-school. We want to thank everyone who participated to ensure that our local kids and teachers were loved as they all head into this new school year. Jesus, please bless all of the kids and faculty as they return to school. Cover each of them with Your love, protection, and peace; and fill them with Your unending joy. In Your Precious Name, Jesus. Amen.

SUPPLIES THAT WERE COLLECTED: crayons, glue sticks, no. 2 pencils, 2 pocket folders, composition books (wide ruled), and 1 subject spiral notebooks (wide ruled)

mission Outreach - July 2021

The C2C Missions Team partnered with Clothes to Kids for their annual underwear drive to reach 80,000 new pairs of underwear for kids in need within our community. We collected over 300+ pairs of underwear and we want to thank all who supported this outreach.

mission outreach - June 2021

The C2C Missions Team partnered with the Tampa Bay Pro-Life Alliance for the month of June for “Diapers & Dollars”. We collected diapers and dollars to support the Pro-Life mission within our community. The diapers and dollars were used to support these women and their babies.  Our Mission Team & Tampa Bay Pro-Life Alliance thank everyone who supported this outreach!

mission Outreach - May 2021

The C2C Missions Team and Royal Neighbors partnered with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development at our local VA. They put together “Welcome Home” baskets for homeless veterans who qualified for the program and were placed into housing. These veterans go into housing with basically nothing. Thus, the Teams donated air mattresses and garbage cans, and many others fill the garbage cans with so many donated items. A special “thanks” to all who supported this outreach!

mission ongoing outreach - 2021

The C2C Missions Team voted to monetarily support the Tampa Bay Pro-Life Alliance on a monthly basis beginning May of 2021. This nonprofit organization pictures an end to abortion and they believe it takes a community, made up of individuals and organization, to collectively focus on “P.I.C.S”: Prayer, Information, Connection, and Standing for Life. To learn more about this organization and how you can get involved, please visit their website: Tampa Bay Pro-Life Alliance or you can talk with Pastor Mary. C2C Church and the Missions Team will be partnering for additional events with this organization throughout the year, and we hope you will join us. Please pray for this organization, for the lives it impacts, for the connections it makes, and for an end to abortion.

mission outreach - Apr 2021

The C2C Missions Team loves the partnership we have with our friends at Shepherd’s Village. We were excited to host a supply drive to collect items that were used to create gift bags that were given to the single Moms at Shepherd’s Village on Mother’s Days. We cannot thank everyone enough who supported this outreach.

mission Outreach - MAR 2021

The C2C Missions Team was honored to partner with Royal Neighbors to support the Magli Family, after the tragic loss of Deputy Michael Magli. Together, the C2C Missions Team and Royal Neighbors were able to provide a monetary donation to the Deputy Michael J. Magli Memorial Fund.

A special thanks to the C2C congregation, prayer teams, and all who joined in lifting this family up in prayer. Click here to learn more about this fund: Michael J. Magli – (pcsoweb.com)e

mission outreach - Feb 2021

The C2C Missions Team loves partnering with our friends at FLUFF Animal Rescue, Inc. and we were excited to host our annual supply drive during the month of February. The drive was a great success, and we’d like to thank everyone who donated. The Missions Team also blessed FLUFF with a monetary donation.

There are many ways to donate and/or support our friends at FLUFF Animal Rescue, please visit them at: www.fluffanimalrescue.org

mission Outreach - Jan 2021

During 2020, the C2C Missions Team has enjoyed partnering with Royal Neighbors to support the Lifeline Ministries Food Pantry at St. Jerome Catholic Church. To kickoff 2021, the C2C Missions Team and Royal Neighbors were able to provide this amazing organization with a monetary donation. 

A special thanks to those who continue to support this outreach with prayers and donations, etc.

mission outreach - Dec 2020

The C2C Missions Team is excited to partner for another year with Oak Tree Manor for Christmas.

On December 8th there will be a Christmas Celebration. A team from C2C Church will deliver Holiday Cheer to the residents at Oak Tree Manor. Each resident will receive a pair of hard back slippers, no show socks, and be shown the love of the season.

How can you help? The C2C Missions Team is asking for donations of hard back slippers and no show socks. If you would like to participate, there are cross ornaments at the North and South entrance doors at church. Each cross has one resident’s specific information on it for you to purchase. The cross will also have a number on it, and you will need to sign up that you are taking that cross. If you would rather make a monetary donation, please specify that it is for the Oak Tree Manor Christmas Celebration, and items will be purchased. Finally, if you are not physically attending church, but you would like a resident’s information, please email Toni Eldred (toniaeldred@gmail.com) and she will be happy to assist you. All donations need to be in by Sunday, November 29th and placed in the Missions corner at church. Thank you for your support!

mission Outreach - covid 2020

The C2C Missions Team was excited to support one of our community partners, Clothes to Kids, with their annual underwear drive to reach 80,000 new pairs of underwear for kids in need.

A special thanks for those who supported with prayers, donations, Amazon orders, etc. for this amazing local nonprofit organizations that helps so many of the youth within our community.

mission outreach - Feb 2020

On Sunday, February 23rd, the C2C Missions Team hosted a Pet Adoption & Blessing. It was a GREAT success, as we were able to partner for another year of fun with our friends from FLUFF Animal Rescue.

The C2C Missions Team hosted a supply drive during the month of February to bless FLUFF. The drive was also a great success, and we’d like to thank everyone who donated.

There are many way to donate and/or support our friends at FLUFF Animal Rescue, please visit them at: www.fluffanimalrescue.org

mission Outreach - Jan 2020

The C2C Missions Team is honored to continue to support Clothes to Kids. We began the year with a monetary donation to this amazing organization, and throughout 2020 our church will continue to be a drop off location to collect and deliver items to Clothes to Kids. So, please feel free to bring items to donate. We suggest that you view their website, listed below, for their guidelines and needs.

This organization provides new and quality used clothing to low-income or in crisis school-age children, free of charge. To learn more about them, please visit their site: www.clothestokids.org 

mission outreach - Dec 2019

The C2C Missions Team partnered, for another year, with Oak Tree Manor for Christmas.

December 1st, we began collecting closed back slippers and socks for the residence of Oak Tree Manor.

On Wednesday, December 18th at 12:30 PM, a team went to Oak Tree Manor to celebrate Christmas with the residents. The slippers and socks were given to each resident, cookies and punch were served, and carols were sung. It was another wonderful year with our friends at Oak Tree Manor.

mission Outreach - Nov 2019

The C2C Missions Team was honored in November to again partner with Fisher House at the Bay Pines VA Center by bringing Thanksgiving dinner to those temporary residents there.

Fisher House had dinner the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and our volunteers took shifts to prepare, cook, serve, and clean up.