“The church in its ministry bears witness to God’s reign through the proclamation of the gospel, through works of compassion and reconciliation, and through the stewardship of creation and life. God sends the church in the power of the Holy Spirit to exercise compassion in the world. God sends the church in the power of the Holy Spirit to share with Christ in establishing God’s just, peaceable, and loving rule in the world. God sends the church in the power of the Holy Spirit to participate in God’s work of creation and preservation.”
Mission Committee Projects
Our Mission Committee’s role is to vision, support and coordinate philanthropic and community service related activities for the church. The committee has enabled our congregation to engage in mission on the local and global level through several projects.
- Kid’s Hope: a national, non-profit organization which facilitates mentoring relationships with at-risk children through a church-school partnership. Central partners with Deming Elementary School for this project. Our director is Donna Paul-Bonham, [email protected]
- HEMEfund Worldwide: HEMEFUND was started in 2009 by CPC member, William Seo, an army medic at the time deployed to Afghanistan. Its efforts center on Afghanistan’s huge population of widows and orphans where women are forbidden or limited in their ability to work outside their homes. HEME is an acronym for Housing, Education, Medical and Employment. The vocational schools now located in three provinces teach basic literacy, personal hygiene, and nutrition as well as sewing and embroidery skills that women then use to start a business from their homes. Upon graduation, each woman is provided a hand-cranked sewing machine for that purpose. The objective of the vocational training is to make them self-sufficient; so far, the more than 300 graduates have earned enough each month to support their families and send their children to school.
- 14th &Chestnut Community Center: The mission of 14th and Chestnut is to provide wholesome meals and after-school care during the school year and breakfast and lunch as well as all day activities during the summer for primary and middle school students from low-income families. A variety of other services are offered free of charge to the recipients including a food pantry. In addition to financial support, a number of CPC members volunteer for the effort and Cheryl Moles is a board member.
- Light House Mission: The purpose and mission of the Light House Mission is to aid, assist and care for homeless individuals by providing shelter, clothing, food, education and emergency services without regard for race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age disability or medical condition. The Mission currently houses 100 people and provides 400 meals each day. Established in 1890, the Light House Mission is a 501C-3 charity, located at 1301 S 13th
- SAWS: Terre Haute has many low-income disabled persons trapped in their homes for lack of a wheelchair/walker ramp. SAWs volunteers construct a ramp for free for qualifying persons over the course of a day, typically a portion of a Saturday. Several local organizations are involved in the SAWs effort and CPC has provided regular volunteers. For additional information, see Josh Powers or Steve Mead at CPC.
- United Campus Ministries: In addition to providing financial support to this ministry for college students in the area, CPC provides food for their pantry and prepares meals for international students.
- GriefShare: GriefShare is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one. This program available to the community is led by Steve Mead, a certified leader.
- Other Activities: Periodically, the Mission Committee also plans mission trips, blood drives and contributes funds and time to other deserving local community services. We also lead the church to participate in Christmas giving programs and partnership activities with other church and faith communities such as Holypalooza and activities focused on refugees and immigrants.