Ways to Serve

CPC’s Mission Ministry wants to help connect your passions and abilities with the needs in our world. The ongoing Covid-related restrictions are limiting many in-person ministries, but not all of them. In addition, we have new virtual opportunities to serve.

Here are some ideas to consider as you pray and ponder about ways to serve. We’ve assembled the lists in several categories to assist your search. We partner with missionaries, mission organizations, and community agencies to live out our calling to be Christ’s witnesses. Our love for God becomes visible and vocal as we walk alongside neighbors near and far.

Do you have an hour to give?
Pray and/or write an encouraging note to one of our missionaries
Shop for grab-and-go food items for the Lamb Center. We take lunch monthly on the 3rd Tuesday. The updated sign-up list is in CPC’s monthly eLetter
Prepare laundry detergent bottles for WFCM. Refill empty water bottles with detergent for WFCM’s laundromat outreach
Buy a gift for Our Neighbor’s Child (December)
Get a $10 gift card for Christmas bags for New Hope Fellowship and Mountain View families (on Giving Tree in CPC Lobby and Sign-up Genius)

Do you have several hours available?
Assemble Christmas Gift bags for local homeless & vulnerable neighbors
Serve at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore or on a rehab project
Help organize for our 2021 vegetable garden

Are you able to give hours weekly?
Lead an English Conversation Circle for LTES Parents (virtual adaptation of English Class, starting soon)
Serve in food pantry at Western Fairfax Christian Ministries
Become a mentor with Jobs For Life (virtual “jobs club” coming fall/winter 2020/2021)

Do you have a week-ish to give?
Serve on the intergenerational mission team to West Virginia (April 2021) Registration opens November
Serve on the Guatemala mission team to work with the Erickson family (Summer 2021)
Serve on the Zambia mission team to work with Every Orphan’s Hope (August 2021)

Do you have finances to share?
Sponsor a child through Every Orphan’s Hope and establish a life-changing relationship
Support a missionary family (Ericksons in Guatemala, Chhetris in Nepal)
Donate funds to college scholarships for Mountain View Alternative High School graduates

Able to do a Project?
Make “Gifts of the Heart” kits for victims of Hurricane Florence flooding (any time!)
Coordinate Baby Bottle fundraiser for Care Net pregnancy center (any time!)
Coordinate CPC’s Freedom Sunday in support of International Justice Mission (January 2021)

Plus, here are more ways to connect with our global partners.

Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)

This is a sampling of the needs of our ministry partners. Our Director of Missions Sharon Hoover is eager to help you connect! Contact her (sharon@cpceco.org) to match your gifts and talents with the local, national, and global needs.