Hypothermia Shelter

Donate your time to help protect our local unhoused community from life-threatening temperatures. We are partnering with Rising Hope Mission Church and Ventures in Community (VIC) to provide a hypothermia shelter during the four coldest months of the year.  This program provides life-saving protection to guests who would otherwise be exposed to potentially life-threatening winter conditions. Rising Hope and VIC provide the venue while we provide the staffing and food. Without your help, the shelter cannot stay open.  
Please consider one of the following opportunities to serve:
  • Preparing a portion of the dinner that night
  • Making breakfast bags for people to take with them the next morning
  • Serving dinner (must be 18+ years of age)
  • Providing the overnight supervision required to keep the shelter open (must be 18+ years of age)
  • Donate underwear, t-shirts, socks, gloves, backpacks, boots, cleaning supplies
Preparing food is very important, but we ask that you also prayerfully consider serving as an overnight chaperone, from 8pm-7am, for one or more nights this winter.  Overnight chaperones are extremely vital to this awesome ministry.


Gather monthly for a multifaceted and family-friendly opportunity to serving our community. Take your pick: help make sandwiches for our local unhoused community, pack weekend meals for school children receiving low-cost or free lunches, tie fringed fleece on comforting blankets for those needing care, or assemble manna bags for those needing basic sustenance. 

We rely on your donations to support this ministry! We are always in need of juice in boxes or pouches, fruit cups, any individually packaged snack items like peanut butter crackers, puddings, hot chocolate packets, granola bars and large water bottles. We also need unopened, travel size toiletries like toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, lotion, razors, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant.  Please also consider donating hand warmers, adult-sized coats, hats, scarves, gloves and socks, which are so desperately needed during these frigid weather months.  Please leave your donations in the bin by the front doors.

Meet 7–8pm in the gathering area on the Thursday before the third Friday of each month. Visit Events for information on upcoming Community Serve Nights.

Interested in joining a delivery team along the Route 1 corridor the day after Community Serve Night?  Sign up here.

Rising Hope Mission Church

Our sister church, Rising Hope Mission Church, serves the local, impoverished community through its food pantry, clothing closet, social service referrals and emergency housing. In addition to Christ Church's ongoing food collection, there are needs for food ministry drivers, pantry stockers, clothing closet organizers, kitchen helpers, hospitality aids, Spanish interpreters, administrative support, general maintenance and more.