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EQUIP SHORT-TERM STUDY: WHEN HELPING HURTS
Tuesdays, October 14-November 18 from 6:30-8:00PM in Room 116
We've learned from Toxic Charity and we're committed to better ways to engage with those in need. Now, go deeper with a small group study of the book When Helping Hurts. Join us for this six-week study unpacking this book and discussing what that means in our daily lives. Facilitated by Eli Mansfield, Director of Missional Engagement. Book and study guide are available in Pathway. Invite a friend and study it together!
Saturday, October 25 from 9:00AM-1:00PM
The Plunge is an experiential learning opportunity for deeper missional engagement. In this three-part series, be immersed in a local service-learning experience with this year's partner, Urban Ventures. Take a neighborhood tour of South Minneapolis, learning firsthand four distinct realities of urban life from urban ministry practitioners. Lunch is included. Due to the nature and content of the series, we welcome ages 13+. Contact Dee McIntosh at 952.920.8515 x214 or email@example.com. Learn more about The Plunge.
URBAN HOMEWORKS WORK DAY
Saturday, November 1 from 8:30AM-3:00PM
Bring your tools! Bring your friends! Bring your heart! Work alongside fellow CPCers to help rehab a home in North Minneapolis. Adult and teen (16 or older) volunteers are welcome. Enjoy a group lunch at a local restaurant to get to know each other better. Contact: Jon Augdahl at 612.599.8834; firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILIES MOVING FORWARD
Sunday-Sunday, November 23-30 at CPC
Help provide temporary shelter, affordable housing, and supportive services to low-income families with children. Many opportunities are available for individuals, families, and small groups to serve together. Volunteers are needed for meal prep, hospitality, and set-up/tear-down. Contact: Jeff Shusta at email@example.com or 415.305.3181. Sign up to volunteer:
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 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.
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 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!
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.