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TEAM UP WITH WORLD VISION: FOUR WAYS TO ENGAGE
1. RUN THE TEAM WORLD VISION HALF MARATHON
MN Half Marathon is August 1; it's not too late to join training!
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. Training plans provided! Contact: Jennifer King at 952.334.4497; firstname.lastname@example.org. Can't run? Give to sponsor Team CPC and their goal of $30,000!
2. EXPERIENCE LIFE IN THE MARGINS AT THE WV EXPERIENCE TRUCK
Thursday-Sunday, August 20-23 in the CPC parking lot
Explore interactive displays on a tour of this mobile exhibit. See how community development is restoring hope to poor communities around the world. World Vision shows us that God is at work even in a Southeast Asian brothel, among Syrian refugees, and in the midst of extreme poverty in Africa.
3. SPONSOR A CHILD IN ZAMBIA
It is easier than ever to sponsor a child in our partner country Zambia. Provide improved healthcare and education to child in need. Plus, in the technological age, communication lines are wide open for you to get to know your sponsored child via email. Sponsor a child today! Already a sponsor? Sign up for email communication.
4. GO TO ZAMBIA ON THE NOVEMBER GO!TRIP
Travel to meet CPC-sponsored kids and witness rural Moyo's transformation—visit Ndondi high school and Moyo's first hospital. Plus, stop in to visit our partner Jubilee Centre in urban Lusaka where you'll sit in on a broadcast of the Global Leadership Summit with local church leaders. Learn more about this trip and sign up to go!
FAMILIES MOVING FORWARD
Sunday-Sunday, July 12-19 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 email@example.com or 415.305.3181.
CITYKID MOBILE MARKET VISITS CPC!
Sundays, July 19, August 16, and September 20 in the CPC parking lot
For those who participated in our Hope For Hunger initiative, you know that this past spring, CPCers prepared seeds for planting with the Seed to City program. Well, the harvest has come—enjoy the fruits and vegetables of your labor! Your purchases help procure the raw materials and sustain the farms.
URBAN HOMEWORKS: WORK AND PLAY!
Saturday, July 25 from 8:30AM-3:00PM
Bring your tools! Bring your friends! Bring your heart! Help rebuild a home in North Minneapolis for low-income families through demolition & garbage removal, painting, and yard clean-up. Then explore the FLOW Northside Arts Crawl afterward! Adult and teen (16 or older) volunteers of all skill levels welcome. Contact: Cooper and Annalise Butler at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.599.1867.
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
- Nicaragua - June (twice!)
- Duluth, MN - July/August
- Moyo, Zambia - November
- Lusaka, Zambia - November
- Israel/Palestine - 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.