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.

 

 

Serving Neighbors

SERVING NEIGHBORS   Backpacks. Thank you for all the backpacks!! This week is our final Sunday for the collection. We will deliver them to London Town Elementary School and New Hope Fellowship this week. Pot Roasts Needed. CPC will serve lunch at the Lamb Center (homeless day shelter) on Tuesday, August 21. Simple pot roast recipe is on the CPC website sign-up page and...

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Serve

Backpacks. Our final day for collection is next Sunday, August 12. The backpacks are going to children at London Town Elementary School and New Hope Fellowship. Thank you! Pot Roasts Needed. CPC will serve lunch at the Lamb Center (homeless day shelter) on Tuesday, August 21. Simple pot roast recipe is on the CPC website sign-up page and at the Connection Center. We can cook it...

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Reaching out

Needs in the community Breakfast Needed. Our breakfast date for the Lamb Center is Saturday, August 4. Thanks to all who have signed-up. We need only apples and yogurts. It’ll be a great morning to come and serve, too! Sign up on-line. Questions? Contact Wendy Rose (albright_wendy@hotmail.com). Backpacks. Our collection...

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A way to Serve

Pot Roast. CPC will serve lunch at the Lamb Center (homeless day shelter) on Tuesday, July 17. Simple pot roast recipe is on the CPC website sign-up page and at the Connection Center. We can cook it at CPC if you bring it the Sunday before we serve.   Backpacks. As we conclude this school year, our thoughts turn to...

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Adopt a Garden Bed

Adopt a Garden Bed Help keep the garden beds looking great this summer! Why not sign up to maintain one of the gardens. Simply “own it” for the summer season. Help by keeping the weeds away. If you feel so led, why not enhance with flowers or more! Get creative. Check...

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Food-Books-Missions Planning

Food Drive. We’re midway through our collect donations to stock the empty shelves of the local food pantry. The need is critical! The Connection Center and the CPC website have lists of most needed food items.   Give the Gift of Reading. We are collecting gently-used children’s books for summer...

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Zambia, West Virginia and Breakfasts

Zambia Mission Team. Details now available for our team serving with Every Orphan’s Hope in Africa. Working with local churches, we will host a camp with biblical lessons, life lessons, and vocational exploration for the EOH children. Registration needed by March 30. Flyer is online and in the lobby. Questions? Contact Sharon Hoover (sharon@centrevillepres.com)   Breakfast Needed. Our breakfast date for the Lamb Center is Saturday, April 7....

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Jobs for Life

Jobs for Life – Spring 2018

Giving food, donating clothing, and assisting with housing are important but what if we could help people break out of the cycle of poverty? We are ready to host our third Jobs for Life class (April 9 – June 4). The 16-week program provides job readiness training as well as a support...

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Responding to Hurricane Disasters

We have been closely following the crises resulting from Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma. The needs of victims continue to rise as first-responders and disaster relief organizations work day in and day out. The needs will be ongoing for months, even years to come. CPC has a long history...

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LTES winds down

Great Year at London Towne Elementary Over 2,292 Weekend food bags were provided for students in need through out the 2016/2017 school year. 18 Reading Kits Many books 259 hours of Math Tutoring What a great opportunity to be able to bless and be blessed.

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