The Council for Christian Arts was established as a faith based 501c3 ministry in the summer of 2001. We started by bringing concerts and gatherings to Windham County and providing small programs to encourage hope to Willimantic and the surrounding areas. We are now looking to build on that foundation that we have started.
We have been outreaching to Willimantic area and surrounding towns with the Gospel through our outdoor events such as Our Praise Festivals and also bringing hope to the streets with our “Day of Recovering Hope", but now we envision becoming the constant hands and feet of Hope. We have provided these events for free and all across Northeast Connecticut.
We already have established In His Presence, IHP, Radio Network found on WILI 1400 AM and 95.3 FM in the Willimantic area. Mike Vrabel and Pastor Roger are your Co-Hosts for the show. We have ministries come in and tell our listeners all about their ministries and we also take on biblical topics each week.
We have also provided to the area a wonderful Food Pantry, “Matthew 633”, on 120 Union Street in Willimantic. Run by board member Paul Lanier. There is also a Bible Study in progress on Tuesday nights at this site.
We are excited to say that, also at 120 Union Street, a J.A.M. Bible club will be forming on Saturdays for elementary aged kids and very soon we will be providing a class for finance/budgeting for low income families. We will also be providing parenting classes in the near future.
There is also going to be a simple auto maintenance class happening soon to help people learn simple car repairs plus more community based help and hope.
Co-Founder / Chairperson