Serving this Christmas

Service Day

On Saturday, December 16th CU Christian Church will have a day of service from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Urbana Salt & Light location. We will be sorting donations in the backroom. All ages and abilities are welcome! In addition to sorting that day, we would like to set up a table in the front of the store with homemade Christmas treats, hot chocolate and coffee, and greet shoppers with a warm smile and a treat! If you and your family can help, sign up below.

If you have questions contact Melanie at

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Salt and Light

CU Christian Church would like to bless the staff at Salt & Light this Christmas. We will be collecting $25 gift cards from local restaurants, gas stations and stores to give to them. If you would like to help with this, please drop the gift cards in the offering boxes in an envelope marked “Salt & Light” by end of services on Sunday, December 17th. We will give these to them on Wednesday, December 20th. On that day we would like to also take them homemade Christmas baked goods for the break room so we are looking for a few people to help provide treats as well as drop them off at the Urbana and Champaign locations. Please contact Melanie Rogan at if you want to help with treats and/or delivery and set-up.

Salvation Army

Bell Ringing

The local Salvation Army is raising funds during the Christmas season to help support services to those in need in Champaign County in the name of Jesus.  Since there are more than 20 retail locations in the county where you’ll see the Red Kettles, there is a need for a lot of people, even families, to ring bells between now and December 23.  If you would like to sign up for a 2-hour shift - see below.

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Christmas Dinner

First Christian Church in Champaign will once again serve as the host site for the annual Community Christmas Dinner on Monday, December 25th. Appetizers will be served at 12:30 and Dinner will be served at 1:00 pm. We welcome all guests who would enjoy a great meal, good company, and who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day. If you would like to join as a guest please call (217) 991-0250 or email:

They are also in need of 200 volunteers serving in various capacities throughout the day of our meal.

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