CCRC is a mission-oriented church. We are a caring and generous Congregation who believes in loving our neighbors. The following are examples of our mission work.
Community Basket Sunday
The second Sunday of every month, members donate food, paper products and toiletry items that are delivered to local food pantries and shelters such as CAPTAIN, Shelters of Saratoga, Jonesville Food Pantry, Veterans Shelters, and our Keep Hunger Packing program.
Schenectady City Mission
CCRC collects specific items that are needed during the winter months. We also assist with serving meals throughout the year.
Blankets for Mission
During the winter months, CCRC collects blankets (hats, scarves and gloves) that are distributed to the homeless. These donations are given to Schenectady City Mission.
Located in Waterford, this home provides safe and supportive care to persons with HIV/AIDS. CCRC collects food items needed for a complete Thanksgiving dinner for the residents and their families.
Mission for Paws
CCRC helps local animal shelters including the Animal Protective Foundation, Adirondack Save A Stray, and Pet Partnership.
Habitat for Humanity
CCRC members sign up to provide a lunch for people who are working at a designated work site. We also have members who volunteer as “builders.”
CCRC members choose an ornament from the tree that represents a specific needs, such as clothing, grocery gift cards, pet food etc, these items go to local organizations for Christmas (Safe Inc, Things of My Very Own, CAPTAIN, Jonesville Food Pantry, Shelters of Saratoga, City Mission and local Animal Shelters)
Members visit local nursing homes to show the love of Christ through a warm smile, loving touch and conversation. We also send Holiday cards during special holidays.
CCRC collects items needed for Adopt A Soldier and for two veterans’s shelters in Ballston Spa, NY.
Words of Hope Ministry
Members write personal notes of comfort and encouragement to people going through a difficult time.
Crafters in Christ
Members conduct mini workshops for fun, learning, sharing and bringing love to others. Projects have been: prayer beads, T-shirt tote bags, fabric dolls and knitted items.
Youth Mission Trips
We collect used, clean Rx bottles for International Humanitarian Aid organization.
Operation Christmas Child
Each Christmas, CCRC supports this project by filling shoebox containers with gifts that bring joy and hope to needy children at St Thomas Reformed Church.
Orphaned & Vulnerable Children
Throughout the year, CCRC has special collections to benefit children of Tapologo in Ledig, South Africa.
Multi-generational Mission Trips