The Center has been providing services consistently for 36 years with major focus on welcoming the activities of youth organizations, such as high school and middle school UIL competitions, choir band and orchestra concerts, Friday Nite Live (serving 200-300 middle school children weekly), Lone Star College concerts and classes, Houston Ballet’s/FACE Summer Dance Program, Special Olympics, the Barbara Bush Library Summer Reading Program and ESL classes, Northwest Houston Chinese School (200+ youth weekly), Houston Family Arts Center Summer Family Concerts, numerous summer instrumental camps, athletic programs, and a host of educational offerings for young people, adults and senior adults.
The beauty of the Centrum and Forum, the lovely wooded surroundings, and the welcoming spirit of Cypress Creek have made it a favorite destination spot of brides and grooms for weddings and receptions, and for other ‘life moment’ gatherings such as Eagle Scout Award celebrations and graduation ceremonies.
The Center extends the ecumenical hospitality of its campus to a variety of diverse religious congregations. Many have had their beginnings or provide ministry, recreational, cultural events and concerts at the Community Center, including Cypress Creek Christian Church who own and operate the Center; Jewish Community North; Northwest Houston Seventh Day Adventists; Champion Forest Baptist Church; Northwoods Presbyterian Church; Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints; Faithbridge UMC; St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church; and a number of others. Periodic Interfaith Dialogue meetings and seminars are initiated and hosted by the Community Center.
A Community Partnership Model
The Cypress Creek Christian Community Center is a prototype for combining the efforts of public, private, and social sectors in meeting the educational, humanitarian, spiritual, and cultural needs of the entire community.
The editorial staff of the Houston Chronicle selected The Centrum at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center as one of Houston’s “Ultimate 200 People, Places, and Things.”
The community center has truly become the centering point for cultural, civic and social services for the Cypress Creek/Klein area—all in keeping with the church/community center’s decades-long commitment to welcoming and serving the community. The editorial staff of The Sun local newspaper named the Centrum at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center as one of the “Seven Wonders of Northwest Harris County” and a landmark site that has “…left an indelible mark on Northwest Harris County.”