From Knit For Kids: “Thank you for the beautiful hand-made items you have made for children in our country and around the world. We received your wonderful gift and appreciate all the love and effort that went in to making it.” In 2016, Knit for Kids distributed handmade items to Afghanistan, Armenia, Bosnia, Bronx NY, Burundi, Central African Republic, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Hartford CT, Honduras, Lesotho, Mali, Mongolia, New Mexico Indian Mission, Nicaragua, Peru, Romania, Rwanda, Somalia, Swaziland and Zambia.
These blankets will go in Promise Packs, which are filled with school supplies, personal hygiene items, and a hand-written note of encouragement. Promise Packs are distributed to school aged children in countries throughout the world. The group of dedicated knitters gather monthly to knit and crochet for this project! To get involved in this ministry call the office for details at 637-4350
For a number of years now, Christ Fellowship of Hollister has had the privilege to support the work of San Benito resident Billie Barrett and Kenyan Pastor Ernest Akhonya in founding medical clinics, a school for orphans and establishing 23 Christian churches throughout the bush area of rural Kenya and into Uganda. In July of 2016, a group from Christ Fellowship plus a local well expert met with Pastor Ernest and Billie to formulate a plan to provide a well for the children and adults of this Kenyan community. The goal of our local San Benito group is to: (1) provide technical support and verification for the location and establishment of a well, and (2) provide funding for our Kenyan brothers and sisters to drill a well for their community.
Vacation Bible School is a fun, energetic, activity filled week for children to learn about, and build their relationship with God. Children ages pre-school to 6th grade from all over San Benito County join us for this exciting week during the summer each year. VBS ministers to a full house of 100 children as well as many volunteers, junior high age through adults. Each day consists of Bible stories, worship songs, dramatic theater, imagination & exploration, snack, and field games.
This year VBS will be July 24-28 2017
Check back for more info, signs-ups will be coming soon! Don’t wait! VBS fills up every year!!!
We are always looking for volunteers! Contact Doris if you want to join the fun!
Here at Christ Fellowship we partner with many local organizations to serve right here in our community.
Community Food Bank – We have year round food collection for the food bank.
Homeless Coalition – Cooking and serving meals (and sharing the Gospel) at the shelter, and in the community.
Emmaus House – A temporary home for abused women and their children to recover and get a hand up and head start to independent living.
Chamberlain’s Children Center – A center for foster children and also our neighbors!
Hollister Pregnancy Center