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.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
URBAN HOMEWORKS WORK DAYS
Saturday, May 17 from 8:30AM-3:00PM at worksite location
Bring your tools! Bring your friends! Bring your heart! CPC Deacons organize workdays on Saturdays throughout the year. You’ll work alongside fellow CPCers to help construct or repair homes for low-income families in the Twin Cities. Adult and teen (16 or older) volunteers are welcome. Contact: Cooper and Annalise Butler at: email@example.com or 612.599.1867.
FAMILIES MOVING FORWARD
Sunday, May 25-Sunday, June 1 at CPC
Families Moving Forward is a faith-based organization providing temporary shelter, affordable housing, and supportive services to low-income families with children. Their greatest concern is the damage that homelessness causes children. Their services are free, allowing families to save their resources for their next home or future needs.
Families Moving Forward is a CPC Deacon-coordinated opportunity that takes place at CPC. Many opportunities are available for individuals, families, and small groups to serve together. Sign-ups are taken in the Great Room prior to each week of hosting.
Contact: Jeff Shusta at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.305.3181.
Saturday, May 31 from 9:30AM-1:00PM
Inspired by the Greatest Commandment to love God and others, Serving Saturdays are quarterly opportunities for the entire church to serve our community, neighborhood, and city, and to allow God to transform us in the process. There are service projects for people of all ages and abilities. Meet at CPC, then spread to area service sites. If you have an idea for how to make Serving Saturday even better or to volunteer to serve on our coordinating team, please contact Eli Mansfield at x311 or email@example.com.
TEAM WORLD VISION
Training underway; Race Day is Saturday, August 2
Run a half marathon and change lives in Moyo, Zambia! To join the CPC team and view the training plan, visit teamworldvision.org/minnesotahalf. No running experience necessary. Contact: Erin Dahl at 612.747.9813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 GO! TRIPS
GO! Trips are CPC's short-term service and vision trips to see, love, and serve God's people. In 2014 CPCers will travel to:
- El Salvador - June
- Nicaragua - August
- Zambia - October/November
- Zambia - November/December
Learn more about these trips and how you can love and serve God's people around the world this year!
DONATE TO KIDS KLOSET
Bins at the CPC North Entrance are for new or gently used infant/children's clothing and toys. Donations go to Kids Kloset at Calvary Baptist Church. Contact: Dawn Locklear at 612.799.8283; email@example.com.