3530 Falling Springs Road Cahokia Heights, IL 62206
618-332-6501
info@maplewoodcoc.org
Our Ministries

FOTM: fOOD-ON-THE-MOVE

Monthly Free Food Distribution

In cooporation with the St. Louis Food Bank, MaplewoodCoC, 3530 Falling Springs Rd., 62206, hosts FOTM the first Monday of each month (except on Holidays), from 10:00-11:30 AM. This is a free food distribution event.

FOTM offers a walk-thru mobile store and guests select items offered that they like, want, or can use. The items offered by FOTM vary month-to-month depending on donations and availability. Items may include such things as milk, eggs, bread, meat, can goods, personal hiegene items, cereal, potatoes and vegetables, and dry-goods.

Shopping bags are provided but guests may bring their own shopping bags and/or portable carts. Since this mobile store is contained in a mobile trailer, space for roll-on carts is limited.

Assistance into and out of the mobile food store is available. Assistance to carry your shopping bags to your vehicle is available.

Our sister congregation on the east side of Cahokia Heights, Centreville Church of Christ, 7435 Old Missouri Ave., 62207, hosts FOTM food distribution on the third Tuesday of each month, from 9:30-11:00 AM .

Gateway pet guardians

Monthly Free Pet Food Distribution

Gateway Pet Guardians located in E. St. Louis and serving the Metro-St. Louis area; provides ffee pet food and information about other services they provide as well as their vetenarian/animla hospital. Gateway Guardians are also hosted by MaplewoodCoC during these monthly events for our guest to access free pet food for their pet dogs and cats.

community outreach kiosk

Free bible literature & prayer request

Located at the front of our campus, along Falling Springs Road, our community outreach Kiosk.

A Free Literature cabinet contains free Bibles, Bible study literature, children's Bible story and lessong books, and other information to learn more about the Maplewood Church of Christ.

Prayer Request's may also be submitted by anyone needing prayer. A guest simply completes a Prayer Request Form provided (in the left box) and drops into the secured mailbox located to the right.

Both literature and prayer requests are monitored weekly. Special requests will be reponded to within a timeframe needed to adequately provide any requested resources.

St. ann's bay church of christ, st. ann's bay, st. ann, jamaica

We actively support our brothers and sisters in Christ of the St. Ann's Bay Church of Christ located in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica.

We are the U.S. portal for St. Ann's Bay CoC providing song books, digital equipment, literature, and other needed/necessary support. MaplewoodCoC coordinates collection and shipping items needed.

MaplewoodCoC also hosts Minister Owen Hayr who is not only a Charter member but has worked at this congregation from its humble beginnings. In coorporation with the Lemay Church of Christ, their beautiful facility was funded and constructed. Other essential future needs include central air conditioning, replacement/improved LED lighting, kitchen and necessary support furniture.

Owen and the St. Ann's Bay brotherhood seeded a new congregation in Runaway Bay, Jamaica to the west, approximately 8-miles west of St. Ann's Bay. Other congregations nearby are the Ocho Rios Church of Christ in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

We visit our sister congregation in Jamiaca annually supporting them during island-wide meetings, local Bible studies, and mutual encouragement and planning.

This is a recent picture of the St. Ann's Bay Church of Christ congregation.

children's homes, inc.

Paragould, Arkansas

Based in Paragould, Ark., Children's Homes, Inc. has provided help, hope and home to children and families since 1955. We are a faith-based, Christ-centered organization specializing in residential education care, foster care and adoptive care.

Foster Care: Children's Homes, Inc. was founded by the Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ in Paragould, Ark. Since our inception, the elders of Seventh and Mueller have served as the Board of Directors for the agency. Our main office and residential program is located in Paragould, Ark., and our Foster Care Program office is located in Searcy, Ark.
Our Foster Care Program is licensed as a private Child Placement Agency. Our Foster Care staff is dedicated to helping you through the process of fostering, being a voice for you and an extra layer of support. Our foster families are members of the churches of Christ and are located throughout the entire state of Arkansas.

Residential Education: Children’s Homes, Inc. is a family style residential education program with 10 single family homes led by a houseparent couple. CHI serves children ages 11 through 17 years old.
Youth in fourth through eleventh grades are educated in CHI’s Experiential Learning Academy preparing them for success when reunified with families or in transitioning into adulthood.

schultz's-lewis children & family services

Valparaiso, Indiana

Shults-Lewis Child and Family Services is a dynamic treatment program for struggling teens and their families. At Shults-Lewis, we believe that families shouldn’t have to struggle alone and our residential environment, staffed by Christian houseparents and counselors, offers counseling, love, acceptance and, most of all, hope to teens and their families.

Our school’s academic program is recognized by the Indiana Department of Education.

Teens and their families are provided therapeutic services via a highly trained and qualified group of counselors.

Shults-Lewis combines more than 65 years of experience in providing for the needs of today’s families. If you have a troubled teen, your family doesn’t have to face its problems alone. Shults-Lewis can help.

Potter Children's home & family ministries

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Over the last hundred years, Potter Children’s Home & Family Ministries has overcome obstacles and grown in its blessings from God with each child and family that passes through our doors. As we are all children of God, we show those who are alone or in-need the support and love of a true Christian family.

To this end, Potter Children’s Home & Family Ministries is a tool in the hands of supporting Churches of Christ and individual Christians to deliver God’s justice and mercy to children and families in need.

orphans lifeline international

Kalispell, Montana

Bring hope to the Orphans of the world.

Our mission is to provide food, shelter, medical care, children’s Bibles, educational assistance, adoption advocacy and more in a manner that breaks the cycle of dependence and promotes individual and societal productivity as well as charitable character with the community.

It all began in the late 90's when Jim & Elma Miller traveled to Far East Russia to evangelize and establish & support the Church of Christ. While there, they visited numerous orphanages and witnessed heartbreaking conditions.

 

Lifeline of Hope had humble beginnings but grew quickly and expanded from Russia into several other countries beginning in 2004.

They began doing business as Orphan's Lifeline International in 2009 and have continued to expand the scope and scale of their work in several countries where thousands of orphan children receive daily care in their Christian family-style children's homes.

camp ne-o-tez

DeSoto, Missouri

Tucked in a picturesque valley south of DeSoto, MO, Camp Neotez is a non-profit Christian camp serving primarily school-age students.

The Camp is situated on 225-plus acres of woods, with several cabins and supporting facilities that accommodate over 100 people. Neotez hosts a number of age-based camp sessions every summer where kids have fun, the Bible is taught, Jesus is lived out in the lives of the staff, and friendships are formed that last a lifetime.

History of Camp Neotez

For the history of Camp Neotez, order a copy of History of Camp Ne-O-Tez, recounting the years from 1963 to 2013 of Camp’s history. Mail your request with a $10 check made payable to Camp Neotez for each copy of the book you would like to 3761 Three Oaks Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044.

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commodity collections

We provide material support/commodities to help various agencies in their work.

Quarterly collection of various supplies are collected and distributed to various agencies supporting the Metro-East communities and their residents.

Cahokia School District Unit 187, Special School District: We collect needed commodities that support the Cahokia Special School District classrooms and their teaching staff. Kleenex facial tissues, sanitizing wipes, facial/hand sanitizing wipes, sanitizing lotion, and other disposables are delivered directly to the Special School District administration for distribution to their teachers and classrooms throughout the District.

Teacher's often have to purchase disposals like these out of their own pocket. District funds cannot supply both needed teaching material, equipment, staff, and classroom furnishings as well as disposal items. Families of students are generally not able to provide these needed items due to personal financial limitiations.

Human Support Services: We collect for other agencies offering important and critical work they perform daily. These include Hope Ranch, Freeburg, IL (presently closed); Autumn Meadows Nursing Home; Bria of Cahokia Heights Nursing Home. We collect and distribute not only some funding but also craft supplies, games, and wholesome reading material.

Pregnacy and Young Mothers and Babies Support: Maplewood Church of Christ believes in the sanctity of life. Collection of needed supplies support young mothers and their babies who may be struggling to make ends meet or be responsible mothers providing for their babies nurturing them in good health and well-being. We collect diapers, wipes, clothing, and other costly baby supplies and then distribute them to responsible agencies. These include: Christian Family Services, Webster Groves, MO; Life Network of Southern Illinois, Waterloo, IL; Call For Help TLC, E. St. Louis, IL (presently closed); and the Pregnancy Help Center, St. Louis, MO.

Fromt time-to-time, we show our gratitude and thanks by collecting and giving gifts-of-thanks to the Cahokia Fire Department, Cahokia Heights Police Department, and other first responding and supporting agencies.

cahokia heights chamber of commerce - member

Taking an active interest in the develop and support of our community.

Maplewood CoC actively participates in the Cahokia Heights Chamber. We are represented at each meeting to keep informed with the developments of the community and to offer support when possible.

MaplewoodCoC provides technical support and development of the Cahokia Heights Chamber website site as well as other "business development" programs and offereings by the Chamber.

We encourage both businesses and community to join the Chamber and be involved as Cahokia Heights grows and develops their business, community, and its' well-being.