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Category: About CCSC
March 10, 2014
Questions on poverty
A few months ago, I spoke to a group of people giving a CCSC talk, outlining our mission and programs.  Near the end, I opened it up for questions.  Several people...
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Category: About CCSC
February 28, 2014
No thank you
Recently, some colleagues and I discussed how our offices process donations. We began the conversation because one of us had received a mailing from another nonprofit.  In small print, at...
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Category: About CCSC
February 4, 2014
Do you know our mission?
The mission of the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) is to serve the poor, hungry, disabled, and otherwise needy while respecting their religious, ethnic or cultural differences. CCSC was created...
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Category: Supporter Highlights
January 31, 2014
Sometimes it's okay to talk to a stranger
This morning, staff member Stephanie Hodge was at a local grocery store picking up some of the "Red Barrel" bags.  You know those barrels:  they are in most grocery stores and the...
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Category: CCSC Stories
January 17, 2014
With apologies to mathematicians, numbers aren't everything
We are working hard to finalize our 2013 numbers to report the year's results. This involves our financials as well as our program statistics and outcomes.  Essentially, CCSC had a good...
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Category: About CCSC
January 8, 2014
Christmas Isn't Over
There is a poem I read this time of year that I find inspiring.  It's called "The Work of Christmas" by Henry Thurman: When the star in the sky is...
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Category: CCSC Stories
December 20, 2013
Do we ever give up on someone?
We helped someone a few weeks ago who was homeless for 40 years until he decided to come off the streets.  Over the years, many people had tried to convince...
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Category: CCSC Stories
November 27, 2013
My children won't eat cauliflower
One will eat a salad, but not carrots; the other won't eat anything green and is suspicious of most vegetables.  My children don't realize it, but they live privileged lives...
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Category: About CCSC
November 22, 2013
Do we have to agree on everything to work together?
Recently I was in a meeting with some volunteer leaders, reviewing CCSC's Core Values. These values say that while we are a coalition of Christian churches, we don't agree with one...
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Category: CCSC Stories
November 5, 2013
Patience & Strength
I recently sat through a client interview that was heart-breaking.  A couple about my age had their life changed two months ago when the husband was diagnosed with cancer.  Because...
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Category: CCSC Stories
October 8, 2013
Gratitude
I was standing in the hallway of one of our food pantries, waiting for a camera crew to finish filming, and struck up a conversation with a client. She is...
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Category: About CCSC
September 11, 2013
Welcome to CCSC
The Christian Community Service Center (CCSC) is an award-winning, community-based non-profit organization serving the inner city Houston community. We were incorporated in 1980 and since that time CCSC has grown...
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