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30+ Ways to Serve the Needs of Others

Ways to Serve

CPC’s Mission Ministry wants to help you connect your passions and abilities with the needs in our world. Our mission priorities focus on four specific areas: Families & Children, Poverty & Hunger; Church Planting & Evangelism; and Disaster Relief. Visit the “Serve” tab in our CPC website for descriptions of all our ministry partners.

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.

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.

Do you have an hour to give?
Pray and/or write an encouraging note for one of our missionaries
Make a breakfast casserole (1st Saturdays) or pot roast (3rd Tuesdays) for the Lamb Center
Shop and assemble Weekend food bags for London Towne Elementary School outreach (weekly need)
Shop for items for the Food Drive (May 2019)
Buy a gift for Our Neighbor’s Child (December)

Do you have several hours available?
Serve breakfast at the Lamb Center (1st Saturdays)
Make LOTS of breakfast casseroles and put them in CPC’s freezer (very helpful for our regular servers)
Assemble Christmas Gift bags for local homeless & vulnerable neighbors
Host a collection of travel-size shampoo/conditioner etc for the homeless in our community
Make “Gifts of the Heart” kits for victims of Hurricane Florence flooding (any time!)
Prepare and serve a Sunday lunch at New Hope Fellowship (they meet in Caleb Community Center on Stringfellow Road)
Serve at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore or on a rehab project
Plant, weed, and tend our vegetable garden (Spring/summer 2019)
Shelve and organize canned food donations for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (November)

Are you able to give hours weekly?
Tutor 2nd-Graders at London Towne Elementary School (Tuesday mornings)
Serve in food pantry at Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (Immediate need: Fridays)
Assemble Weekend Food bags for local school children
Deliver Weekend Food bags to school; distribute bags to the classrooms
Become a client advocate with Care Net pregnancy center (Manassas)
Become a mentor with Jobs For Life (winter/spring 2019)

Do you have a week to give?
Serve on the intergenerational mission team to West Virginia (April 2019) Registration opens November
Serve on the Guatemala mission team to work with the Erickson family (July 2019)

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, Houses in Burma/Myannmar, Chhetris in Nepal)
Donate funds to college scholarships for Mountain View Alternative High School graduates
Donate funds toward the Weekend Food for local school children

Want to serve with children?
Make “Gifts of the Heart” kits for disaster victims
Host a collection of travel-size shampoo/conditioner etc for the homeless in our community
Assemble Christmas Gift bags for local homeless and vulnerable neighbors
Assemble Weekend Food Bags for local school children
Make breakfast casseroles or pot roasts; then put in CPC freezer (very helpful for our regular servers)
Shop for items for the Food Drive (May 2019)
Host a Food Drive for neighborhood, sports team, or classroom (May 2019)
Plant, weed, and tend our vegetable garden (Spring/summer 2019)
Serve on the intergenerational mission team to West Virginia (April 2019) Registration opens November

Able to do a Project?
Make a plarn mat (we donate the mats to the Lamb Center)
Make pillowcase dresses (we take these to our international mission partners)
Help with CPC’s upcoming Mercy Truck (donations for victims of Hurricane Florence)
Coordinate Baby Bottle fundraiser for Care Net pregnancy center (any time!)
Coordinate CPC’s Freedom Sunday in support of International Justice Mission (January 2019)

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.

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