There are many ways to serve here at CPC.

Please check the mission calendars below or contact Sharon Hoover, Director of Missions at sharon@cpceco.org.

2019 Local missions calendar (pdf)

Events on the calendar are subject to change due to ministry needs.

 

LOTS of 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 a several categories to help 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)

Buy children’s books for the London Towne Elementary School’s summer Book Mobile (May)

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)

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

Assemble Christmas Gift bags for local homeless & vulnerable neighbors (December)

Plant, weed, and tend our vegetable garden (Spring/summer)

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)

 

Do you have a week to give?

Serve on the intergenerational mission team to West Virginia (April 2020) Registration opens November

Serve on the Guatemala or Zambia mission team (summers)

 

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 “Gift 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 & 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)

Shop for books for the London Towne Elementary School bookmobile (May)

Host a Food Drive for neighborhood, sports team, or classroom (May)

Plant, weed, and tend our vegetable garden (Spring/summer)

Serve on the intergenerational mission team to West Virginia (April 2020 Registration opens November

 

Able to do a Project?

Make a plarn mat (we donate the mats to the New Hope Fellowship)

Make pillowcase dresses (we take these to our international mission partners)

Coordinate Baby Bottle fundraiser for Care Net pregnancy center (any time!)

Coordinate CPC’s Freedom Sunday in support of International Justice Mission

 

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

 

 

How to help with the FOOD DRIVE

Help us stock the shelves of our local food pantry with the CPC Spring food drive. This time of the year finds the shelves at Western Fairfax Christian Ministries emptying faster than donations are keeping up. The summer months are especially difficult for families living on the poverty line. Their...

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West Virginia Mission. Please hold our intergenerational team in prayer as they serve this week with World Vision (April 14-17)   Thank you! The generous hearts of the CPC family are displayed by the giving of candy and toys to successfully complete the mission to fill 100 plus baskets for our local children. ...

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STEPPING INTO THE COMMUNITY week of April 7

Easter Collection.  April 7 is the final day for the children’s Easter baskets. Thank you! World Vision Appalachia. Our West Virginia mission team is collecting items for the Teacher Resource room in the World Vision warehouse. Here are their greatest needs: #2 Pencils, Notebooks, Loose Leaf Paper-Elementary, Glue Sticks, Children’s Scissors, 24-pk....

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HOSPITALITY TEAM OPPORTUNITIES

The Hospitality team have a few areas to get involved: GROWTH PATHWAY 101 (NEW MEMBERS) Saturday, May 4. We host a luncheon for about 20 potential new members, Elders, Deacons and staff.  Responsibilities will be to pick up the lunch (chick fil a preordered boxes) at 11 am, then bring food back to...

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Serving week of 03/31

Pot Roasts Needed. This month we prepare and serve lunch for the Lamb Center (homeless day shelter) on Tuesday, April 16. Simple pot roast recipe is on the CPC website sign-up page and at the Connection Center. Make ahead and put in the CPC refrigerator on Sunday or bring hot...

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Serve week of 3/17

Serving our Community Pre-register for Walk for Hunger.Join us on March 31 (2-4:00pm) for 3K walk to end hunger! Together with local churches, we will host the first CROP Walk in Centreville. Register online and come join the fun! London Towne Financial Need. Our Weekend Food outreach provides meals for vulnerable children in our...

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Got Old Bicycles?

On Sunday, March 31… we would LOVE any and all bike donations.   We’ll take adult and children’s bikes. We’ll take rusted bikes… trikes with broken chains … and even bikes with flat tires!   The bikes will be shipped to Nicaragua for a bike shop organized by a missionary...

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SERVING OUR COMMUNITY Ways to Serve. Needs are abundant in our community. Gather your people and serve with our local partners. Flyers of current needs are in the Lobby and on the CPC website.   Pot Roasts Needed. This month we prepare and serve lunch for the Lamb Center (homeless day shelter) on Tuesday, February...

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Serving in February

Missions Planning. The 1st Quarter Meeting is Sunday, February 3 in Room 102 (11:30am – 1:00pm). Do justice issues or homelessness burden you? Does your heart ache for orphans or impoverished villages? Join us to plan CPC’s 2019 ministry.   Ways to Serve. Needs are abundant in our community. Gather your people and serve with our local...

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