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Missions and Social Action

God uses our talents, our passions, and our hearts to show His love and care to others. It is the hope of our Missions Ministry and Equipping Ministries that each person at CPC will choose at least one mission in which to get involved. CPC offers many opportunities for local, national and international outreach. If you need help deciding how and where to share your gifts, contact the Missions officer liaison.

Local Outreach U.S. and World Missions Related Information

Angel Tree Program

The Carying Place

Summer Mission Event

Chatham Creek Rest Home

Christian Community In Action

Dorcas Shop

Fair Trade Coffee Sales

Glenaire Health Care Center

Habitat for Humanity

Loaves and Fishes

Meals on Wheels

Youth Mission Projects

Missionaries

Gulf Coast Mission

Heifer International

Appalachia Service Project

Guatemala Mission Trip

Peacemaking Ministry

Pennies for Hunger

Haiti Project

Katrina Relocation Assistance

Childcare Ministry

Memorials/Endowments Team

Missions Ministries

Mission Teams

Moms Supporting Moms

Presbyterian Campus Ministry at NCSU

Scouting Programs

Missions Ministry

This ministry is charged with dispersing the stewardship funds allocated to missions and fostering mission activities of the congregation. Funds are dispersed either directly to organizations and causes at the local, regional, national and international levels; or allocated as seed money to congregational mission teams to encourage service-oriented mission work.

Ministry members meet one night a month to plan mission activities and review on-going mission work; make appropriate contact with members of the congregation to encourage mission efforts, particularly the establishment of mission teams; stay abreast of the various organizations that provide mission service; and determine how these organizations can be supported by the church.

For more information, contact the Ministry officer liaison.

Angel Tree Program

Each year, Christmas gifts are provided for the families at Loaves and Fishes ministry in Raleigh. The unwrapped gifts are displayed in a “store” where parents are able to select gifts for their children, and then the gifts are wrapped so that parents can take them home.

For more information, contact Joan Haskin.

Appalachia Service Project

CPC first started sending teams to serve on the Appalachia Service Project (ASP) in 1991. ASP is a summer mission opportunity for youth and adults (youth need to have completed 8th grade). The team travels to rural Appalachia - Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia or West Virginia - where they spend one week repairing residence’s homes (painting, carpentry, plumbing, roofing), interacting with those living in the area and growing in their understanding of God’s service to others.

CPC teams from summer 2013 were featured as extras in an ASP music video. Watch the behind the scenes youtube video in the making of "I Still Carry You" video here. The full "I Still Carry You" Music video by Alathea can be viewed here.

Registration for ASP 2014 is about to begin with forms and information posted here.

For more information, contact Chris Bula via email or by phone 919-454-5495.

Guatemala Mission Trip

We are excited to welcome three gentlemen from Guatemala to our community. Martin Sop is a Presgov employee who drives and maintains their vans, as well as many other behind-the-scenes logistics. Presgov is the ministry of the Guatemalan church that organizes PC(USA) mission trips. . Noe Sam is the Service Coordinator for the Maya-Quiche Presbytery, so he coordinated our chicken coop project in Nueva Candalaria. Eliseo Echeverria is a Presbyterian pastor and a member of the Presgov committee that hosts American visitors. All three were an important part of our trip to Guatemala and we are pleased to welcome them to North Carolina.

Debbie and Nora Fritz traveled to Pala, Gutemalua with the Kirk of Kildare during the first week of January, 2012. Watch a youtube video here filmed during their week on this mission..

The Carying Place

The Carying Place Inc., based in Cary, teaches homeless families with children necessary life skills for attaining independent living, and provides them with short-term housing support services. The Transitional Housing Program (THP) gives families an opportunity to stabilize their financial situation, leading to permanent self-sustaining housing.

Volunteers fill various positions, each requiring different degrees of commitment and training. Jobs include partners who meet with families regularly, short-term childcare providers, Selection Committee members and Moving Team members.

For more information, contact Todd or Melinda Crouse.

To donate goods to The Carying Place, contact Mike Levy via email.

Chatham Creek Rest Home

This nursing home is located near CPC on West Chatham St. Visits are made on one Saturday each month to sing hymns and interact with the residents for about an hour.

For more information, contact Barbara Turner.

Childcare Ministry

The Childcare Ministry, consisting of church members and parents of Preschool and After School students, oversees the Cary Presbyterian Preschool and After School Program, and is dedicated to making the childcare programs successful in their philosophy and mission.

These programs are community-based missions of CPC, designed to provide developmentally appropriate childcare in a church setting. Children of all faiths, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds are embraced, taught and cared for as a reflection of Christ’s love for all people. The After School Program also provides tutoring as needed.

Ministry members meet once a month to review program highlights and needs. The ministry approves yearly budgets which provide the basis for tuitions charged, and considers requests for scholarship aid.

Also, see CPC Childcare Ministries.

For more information, contact the Ministry officer liaison..

The Dorcas Shop and CCA

The Christian Community In Action (CCA) serves area residents facing emergency or crisis situations. Individuals in need of food, clothing, temporary housing, lodging and medicine receive aid. The Dorcas Thrift Shop, staffed by volunteers, sells quality donated clothing, furniture, small electrical equipment, kitchen and other miscellaneous items. Donations of these items are accepted at the shop. All earnings provide primary support for the CCA ministries.

Crisis Ministry volunteers assist with providing people in need with financial aid.

  • Client Interviewer screens clients for appropriate assistance or refers them to other agencies (or both).
  • Food pantry procurer purchases perishable foods to supplement the donated foods.
  • Food pantry volunteers sort and stock food donations.

Dorcas Thrift Shop volunteers are responsible for a variety of tasks that keep the sales room stocked and ready for customers.

  • Sorter goes through the donations to prepare the items for the pricers.
  • Pricer checks clothing and other items for quality and attaches the price tags.
  • Runner takes the priced items to the sales room.
  • Cashier and bagger handle the checkout for customers.
  • Day manager is responsible for the day-to-day management for the volunteers and customers.
  • Assistant day manager works with the day manager and assume those duties when the day manager is absent.

Other Needs:

  • Prayers for our ministry
  • Margaret Keller Scholarship committee members to interview adult scholarship applicants (flexible hours)
  • Dorcas Thrift Shop shoppers
  • Donations of gently used goods for the Dorcas Thrift Shop
  • Childcare Scholarship Committee members
  • Or volunteer to help communication between your church and CCA –a church liaison.

CCA offers a wide variety of areas so you can put your special talents to best use.

For more information, contact Marilyn Faber.

Gulf Coast Mission

Teams from CPC traveled to the Gulf Coast for one-week missions to assist residents with repair and rebuilding following the August 2005 Hurricane Katrina devastation. Work included painting, hanging siding, installing plumbing fixtures, and general "handy clean-up".

CPC sent teams to New Orleans two different weeks in 2012.

Click here to see the October 2010 (46MB) Slideshow

Click here to see the November trip to New Orleans with RHINO, November 2012

Glenaire Health Care Center

The Glenaire Retirement Complex includes assisted living and nursing care centers for the elderly. Visits are made on two Saturdays per month to sign hymns and interact with the residents for about an hour.

For more information, contact Barbara Turner.

Transportation is provided for residents of Glenaire wishing to attend worship services or events at CPC. Contact the Bus Team Lead.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to develop partnerships with homeowners to build healthy, affordable homes with and for God’s people in need. It promotes self-reliance through homeownership, affirms the dignity of the family and creates sustainable communities. Local church support of this worthy mission is critical to Habitat’s long-term success.

At a Habitat workday, volunteers do everything from placing a roof to carting supplies. There are jobs for all talents and no experience is necessary.

Check out the photos from the previous project on Waldo Street here!

For more information, contact the Missions Ministry officer liaison..

Haiti

Support is given to school lunches, agricultural projects, reforestation, raising chickens, safe water supplies, and medical care through the Cormiers Development Project and the Ste.Croix Hospital. We also provide support for St. Joseph’s Home for Boys and the Wings of Hope program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Cary Presbyterian has an opportunity to send a group to the CODEP project in Haiti in October of this year. More information about Haiti Fund, Inc., sponsor of CODEP, can be found at here.

For more information, contact Jim Sylivant.

Heifer International

When giving a life-sustaining animal though Heifer, your gift starts a cycle of giving. Purchases of chickens, bees, fish, rabbits, pigs, goats, sheep, heifers and draft animals go to hungry, rural families. Trees are planted to help reforest barren land. Technical assistance is provided in learning to care for the animals and develop stewardship of the environment.

For more information, contact Barbara Turner.

Katrina Relocation Assistance

Relocation and resettlement assistance is being provided to a family displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Needs includes material items, transportation and child-care.

For more information, contact Tia Van Scoyoc.

Loaves and Fishes

A program to reach at-risk children, Loaves and Fishes is based at Milner Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh. Children in K-12 grades are helped with various programs such as after-school homework aid, enrichment sessions, mentoring, special events and parent’s meetings.

Volunteers help tutor, mentor, assist with enrichment sessions, meals, parties, transportation and provide materials. Training is available.

For more information, contact Barbara Turner.

Meals on Wheels

This program provides nutritious meals to the frail, homebound elderly and handicapped citizens of Wake County, in order to improve health, reduce isolation and prevent inappropriate institutionalization.

Volunteers work alone or in pairs to deliver meals to clients once a month. The total time is about 1.5 hours. CPC delivers for three days each month. Drivers are always needed.

For more information, contact Nancy Blunt, Sally Goettel, or Deb Stall.

Missions Teams

On their own initiative members are encouraged to form Mission Teams to develop a service to others. These teams may apply to the Mission Ministry for funding. The ministry has final say as to the disbursement of church monies.

For more information, contact the Missions Ministry officer liaison..

Missionaries

Our church currently supports Dan and Elizabeth Turn in Madagascar and John and Debbie Winings in Haiti. Dan Turk works on a reforestation project in Madagascar. His wife Elizabeth is a nurse and works with a variety of public health projects. John and Debbie Winnings work with the Cormiers Development Project, emphasizing sustainable agriculture projects including reforestation, fruit trees, vegetable gardens and fish ponds in the Cormiers region.

For more information, contact the Missions Ministry officer liaison.

Fair Trade Coffee Sales

CPC proudly serves and sells Fair Trade coffee. Bags and cans are generally for sale near the Fellowship Hall on All Together Sundays. Buying fair trade ensures that more of the money we spend on coffee reaches the hardworking farmers who actually grow it.

Moms Supporting Moms

Moms Supporting Moms is a support group for women experiencing symptoms of postpartum depression and/or anxiety. Meetings are held twice a month in Cary at CPC, and twice a month in Raleigh at Rex Hospital.

For more information, contact Anne Wimer.

Peacemakers

This group of dedicated members strives to enable and equip members of the congregation to grow as peacemakers in their families, in the congregation, in the community and in the world. The members of the team meet regularly to plan and execute events such as World Communion/PC(USA) Peacemaking Sunday; Martin Luther King Sunday; a forum, Voting Your Values; and assist in missions such as Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, the Central Children’s home in Oxford, NC, and the Carying Place.

Monthly Peacemaker meetings are held on the third Sunday of each month in the parlor, beginning 15 minutes after the close of the 11am worship service.

For more information about Peacemakers, contact Mary Chambliss.

Pennies for Hunger

The large penny jar is located in the kiosk in the narthex. Our pennies are designated for the Presbyterian Hunger Fund, to help needy people around the world.

Presbyterian Campus Ministry at NC State University

Presbyterian Campus Ministry (PCM) in Raleigh serves students at NCSU, Meredith College and Peace College. Over 120 students have participated in the Wednesday night weekly gathering, with a home-cooked meal, a program relating to Christian discipleship, singing and prayer. Another 80+ students, mostly University Scholars, have participated in the Peace Lunch Forum, a weekly social justice discussion planned by a faculty committee and guided by the Social Witness Policy of the PCUSA. There are weekly Bible studies, a PCM Music Team, a vesper service on Sunday night, intramural PCM soccer, volleyball, and softball teams, a Saturday service project once a month (gleaning, Habitat construction, homeless shelter), monthly Friday Fun Nights, candle-light execution vigils at Central Prison, PCM Worship Team leadership of worship at a local Presbyterian church, and block seating and tail-gating NC State football and basketball games. Most students attend Sunday morning worship at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, where the office and Student Center are located, but some attend other churches including White Memorial, First Raleigh, St. Andrews, North Raleigh, Cary, and Kirk of Kildaire. Several of these congregations employ PCM students as youth ministers.

With a staff of one campus minister (Rev. Scott Phillips), one administrative assistant, and one cook, PCM at NCSU is governed by a Board of Directors (PCMCR) appointed by 15 Raleigh area partner churches.

Presbyterian Campus Ministry Home Page
Rev. Scott Phillips email address
 

Scouting Programs

CPC supports the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts by chartering seven troops and supplying them with meeting space. Boy Scout Troup #232 and Cub Pack Troup #232, Sr. Girl Scout Troop #1860, and Brownie Troops #1452 and #1105 meet on Mondays. Brownie Troops #1221 and #25 meet on Thursdays. Volunteer opportunities exist.

For more information about Boy Scouts contact Tom Stuart; for Cub Scouts contact Julie Henry; for Sr. Girl Scouts contact Teddy Witherspoon; for Brownies contact the Office Manager.

Summer Mission Event

"Called to Serve"

July 29 – August 1, 2013

Registration is now open for a unique and exciting Summer Mission Event for our youth and adults. This intergenerational experience will provide an opportunity for everyone in our faith community to meet our neighbors in the Cary-Apex area and to better understand better the needs of those neighbors.

Forms and Documents

Youth Mission Projects

CPC youth participate in many service activities and projects, including workdays at CPC, the North Carolina Food Bank, visiting shut-ins, the Ronald McDonald House, Earth Day activities, making health kits for victims of natural disasters, the Crop Walk and more.

Also see the CPC Youth pages.

For more information, contact the Youth Ministry officer liaison.

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