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Partners In Service Coffee

Please join me Tuesday, July 26 as CLC shares about the new and exciting opportunities that may be of help to your congregants and visitors.

  • Expanded services for veterans, veteran’s dependents, or veteran’s surviving spouse.
  • Ministry project ideas for children that have a mom/dad serving in the military or have just arrived home from serving abroad. (Be sure your children’s minister attends.)
  • Free Energy Efficiency products 
  • Upcoming Poverty Simulation Training Date
  • New CLC staff, latest statistics, and more!
  • Concert of Prayer

Please bring your staff, missions/ministry committee chairperson, deacon/elder and others that would benefit from enjoying our fellowship with one another while benefiting from a quick CLC update. 

Host Church: Trinity Presbyterian Church
                       Eva Joplin Hall
                       5871 West Virginia Parkway
                       McKinney, TX 75071 

Date:             July 26, 2011

Time:             8:00 – 8:55 am 

Please RSVP in order that sufficient refreshments may be available.

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Christine Hockin-Boyd
Executive Director

‘Beat the Heat’ Distributed 343 Free Box Fans

On Monday, June 20, 2011, over 400 residents of McKinney benefitted from the annual “Beat the Heat” event.  Representatives of 158 families arrived at the McKinney Fire Station on McDonald to receive free box fans to use during these dog days of summer when temperatures are reaching triple digits. 

The gift of the fans was made possible through partnership with Community Lifeline Center, the McKinney Fire Department, and the McKinney Lions Club.  The CLC purchased fans with grant monies funded by TXU Energy.

A total of 343 fans were taken home to the 158 residences.  Most of those homes house more than two people, so the impact will be great.  Even some who have air conditioning were delighted to get a fan – or two – because they refrain from using the air conditioning.  One woman interviewed by NBC commented that she keeps her thermostat set at 85 degrees because she can’t pay the electric bill if she keeps the house cooler than that.  

 Others don’t have air conditioning.  Executive Director of the Community Lifeline Center Christine Hockin-Boyd said, “One woman wouldn’t let go of my hand as, with tears in her eyes, she wanted to thank me for ‘saving her life.’”

In addition to handing out fans, fire department personnel asked a few questions.  In response, 29 families requested smoke alarm checks or installs.  In these 29 homes, a total of 109 residents will be safer after the Fire Department has a chance to follow-up on these requests.

The Community Lifeline Center’s slogan is ‘A community stands tallest when it kneels to offer a helping hand.’  Indeed, these partners in the “Beat the Heat” program – and those who made donations to support it – can indeed stand tall.

— By Linda Wilcox

Pastors & Staff Members Invited to Next Partners In Service Coffee Event

Interested in a no-cost, all-new way to re-energize membership and mission enthusiasm?

Join us for a quick morning coffee as we share a

* unique way to help your congregants become 
   more involved
* great opportunity to support your church
   strategy and church commitment
* new experiential tool that’s yours to use for free

Details:  April 5 from 8:00-9:00 am
               First United Methodist Church Parlor
               315 N. Church St., McKinney

RSVP online or phone [972.542.0020]
Please invite other pastors & staff members — all are welcome!

Sponsored by Community Lifeline Center
Hosted by First United Methodist Church, McKinney

Your partner in serving families in north Collin County.

Support CLC at Take a Hike! Event

Hike the Heard to raise funds for Community Lifeline Center. 

It’s not a race or a walk, but rather an enjoyable hike at your own pace along the Heard’s scenic nature trails. By purchasing tickets for yourself and your family and friends you’ll have an enjoyable opportunity to share with each other.

On-line registration begins March 1st with tickets priced at $20 per adult and $5 for children ages 3-17 (two and under are free).A special family rate of $40 is available for those registering two adults and up to four children.   Donate to your organization of choice – Community Lifeline Center($10 of each adult ticket and $3 of each child ticket goes to CLC)  

CLC Hosts First Annual Partners in Service Luncheon

Community Lifeline Center is excited about bringing hearts and hands together in service to families in crisis. Over 80 church pastors and their staff have been invited to participate in this strategic event.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010
Time: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Heard-Craig Hall, 306 N. Church Street
RSVP: By Nov. 1 with the number of attendees to [email protected] or 972-542-0020

Join church organizations from throughout north Collin County in a brief presentation and luncheon discussion on “Giving in a Taking Economy: New ideas on how to serve families in crisis.”

The Famous ‘Hamburger Man’ will be serving delicious burgers with all of the fixings!

McKinney Chamber Welcomes Community Lifeline Center

Community Lifeline Center, the north Collin County service provider for families in crisis, was officially welcomed by the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber’s ribbon cutting ceremony, hosted in May, represents official recognition for area businesses and services.

Community Lifeline Center, located at 503 North Kentucky Street, in downtown McKinney, was founded in 1989. The organization helps hundreds of local individuals and families manage short term crises, through financial support, training and job skills counseling, medical and dental services, and credit advocacy.

According to Executive Director Christine Hockin-Boyd, “Our goal is to provide more than a hand – we help create a plan, so that families can navigate through an unforeseen crisis, back to self sufficiency.  Community Lifeline Center opens new doors for clients, so there is no need for them to walk back through ours.”

For information about Community Lifeline Center services, or to volunteer, time or goods please contact:
Christine Hockin-Boyd
Executive Director
[email protected]