CPC Missions is now publishing a quarterly e-newsletter to help you stay up-to-date on urban/local and global initiatives, activities, sponsorships, and partners! Sign up to receive our next issue: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A HOPE FOR HUNGER
Thursday-Sunday, March 12-15 at CPC
Few of us truly understand the tough decisions faced by the working poor. A Hope for Hunger gives us a better understanding of both urban and suburban hunger by experiencing what a local food shelf is like—at CPC! By partnering with an existing food shelf, A Hope for Hunger allows each dollar the most buying power. As a service project, we will prepare seeds in a new, innovative way (it involves toilet paper!) that increases Urban Venture's harvest and brings more organic food to Minneapolis via the Mobile Farmers Market. Sign up for a time slot below!
URBAN HOMEWORKS WORK DAY
Saturday, March 21 from 8:30AM-3:00PM
Bring your hammer! Bring your heart! Work alonside other CPCers aged 16 and over to rehab a home in North Minneapolis. All skill levels are welcome. Afterward, enjoy a group lunch to get to know each other better. Register below. Space is limited! Contact: Cooper Butler at 404.808.4781; email@example.com.
FAMILIES MOVING FORWARD
Sunday-Sunday, March 22-29 at CPC
Give time to families experiencing homelessness during their stay at CPC. Volunteers needed to prepare and serve meals, coordinate evening activities, launder linens, and provide fellowship for up to five families for a week. Learn more about Families Moving Forward. Contact: Jeff Shusta at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.305.3181.
WORLD VISION HALF MARATHON
August 1; training begins April 6
In Africa they say, "Water is life." Children and women often walk five to ten miles a day to gather water that isn't even safe to drink. More children die from diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation than almost any other cause. CPC sponsors a team to raise money for clean water in Moyo, Zambia. Help by either sponsoring a CPC runner or running yourself! Training plans provided! Contact: Jennifer King at 952.334.4497; email@example.com.
TAKE THE PLUNGE!
Saturday, April 25 from 9:30AM-1:30PM at Urban Ventures (2924 South 4th Avenue, Minneapolis 55408)
The Plunge is an experiential learning opportunity for deeper missional engagement. In the final installment of this three-part series, be immersed in a local service-learning experience with this year's partner, Urban Ventures. Due to the nature and content of the series, we welcome ages 13+. Contact Dee McIntosh at 952.920.8515 x214 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about The Plunge.
TUTORS NEEDED FOR CALVARY S.T.E.P. (Student Tutoring & Enrichment Program)
Wednesdays from 5:00-5:45PM followed by dinner at Calvary Baptist Church (2608 Blaisdell Ave. S., Minneapolis 55408)
Calvary Baptist and CPC are partnering in a tutoring program for elementary-aged kids in Kindergarten-5th grade. Students from the Whittier neighborhood receive one-on-one tutoring for homework, reading, and math. A community dinner and church programming for youth follow each Wednesday evening. To volunteer as a tutor, contact Sarah Sutliff at email@example.com.
URBAN HOMEWORKS QUICKSILVER CREW
Weekly at Urban HomeWorks constructions sites; times vary
The QuickSilver crew is comprised of mostly retired individuals who use the freedom of their schedules to benefit low-income families in the Twin Cities. Working at various Urban Homeworks sites, QuickSilvers do everything from rough framing to finishing touches. Bring construction skills or learn on the job. Contact: Cody Menning at 651.308.9864.
GO!Trips are CPC's short-term service and vision trips to see, love, and serve God's people. In 2015 CPCers travel to:
- Jamaica - March/April
- Moyo, Zambia - May
- Nicaragua - June (twice!)
- Duluth, MN - July/August
- Nicaragua - Fall (TBD)
- Lusaka, Zambia - November
- Middle East - November/December
- Beni, Congo - January 2016
Learn more about these trips and how you can love and serve God's people around the world this year!
Part of CPC's mission statement is a desire for us all "to live missionally." This is more than doing mission work or service projects — it is about the people of God bringing the Kingdom of God to bear in all that we are and do. But acts of service are a tangible way to live out our faith in the church, in the community, and in the world.
- SERVE CPC
Serve our church community as an usher, Lay Care Minister, Kids' or Student Ministries volunteer, and more.
- SERVE LOCALLY
Serve our local community through meal ministries, Urban Homeworks, prayer ministries, urban outreach, etc.
- SERVE GLOBALLY
Serve our global community through advocacy, as a World Vision sponsor, and more.