Teams meet throughout the year to plan CFTC. Click on the links under the VOLUNTEER tab above for complete details. Here are the upcoming meetings and descriptions:

  • CFTC GIFT MART: The Gift mart will provide an opportunity for parents to buy new or like new toys for their children this Christmas at greatly reduced prices. If you would like to be a part of the planning for the CFTC Gift Mart, contact the Gift Mart team at:
  • NON-PROFIT TEAM:  After taking some calculated risks the past two on how we achieve the outcome of "increasing connections among the people of our city serving one another in solidarity," a group of non-profit leaders and artists have some great ideas for 2015.
  • PERFORMING ARTS TEAM: Music leaders and pastors from across the city will be meeting to plan the performing arts that will take place on the main stage, in The Table, throughout the Benton...and even out onto Fifth Street!
  • MAIN MONTHLY CFTC LEADERS MEETING: Leaders from all of the areas of CFTC meet monthly to share updates and collaborate on making this year another strong experience. We also build a lot of great friendships along the way!!
  • THE TABLE: In 2014, 4,000 people shared a meal together--people from all backgrounds and walks of life. More than serving people a meal, this group focuses on building community among us while "breaking bread together."
  • NORTH POLE VILLAGE TEAMS: Great experiences for the whole family are coming together this year: Hot Cocoa & Cinnamon Roll Room, Greeters and Guides, Santa’s Room, Card Making, River Racing, Live Nativity, Scavenger Hunt, and the Story Room! Sign up on the North Pole Village page to get involved!
  • PHOTO STORY PROJECT--VISIONS OF HOPE: A team of artists, project managers and advocates have been working with eight WWII veterans to share their stories in photos. Check the group's Facebook page for the latest.
  • CFTC2016 INNOVATION TEAM: 2016 is is not a typo! In June 2015, a separate team began brainstorm what NEXT year’s CFTC looks like. Working with the vision of “creating a meaningful Christmas experience for the whole community,” it can look and feel radically different than the previous years…and we hope it does!
  • GIVE: To date, we have received just $16,400 of the donations needed to cover roughly $40,000 in programming expenses budgeted for CFTC2016. You can give online, by text or by check. Complete details on the GIVE tab above. ClickSPONSORSHIP under the Volunteer drop-down menu for sponsor opportunities. Of course, the VAST majority of expenses that would normally be associated with such a huge event for 10,000+ people are covered through in-kind donations and volunteer service.

Learn more about where you can serve through the teams listed above under VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES.