Mission Contact: Eileen Hansen, 217-725-4073
We share God’s love through helping others. At CPC, our Mission Team coordinates mission work and projects, both locally and globally.
Currently, CPC is planning a week-long mission trip to help “New Orleans Habitat for Humanity — the continued rebuilding of New Orleans’ homes destroyed by hurricane Katrina. It’s expected that a group will travel to New Orleans in February 19-25 2017. Anyone interested in this mission should contact Jim Reitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hospital Sisters Outreach Program sorts and packages hospital supplies to ship to third world countries. CPC members volunteer every Thursday afternoon. For information, contact Bob Speicher at email@example.com.
The Ball-Chatham Food Pantry is housed at Chatham Presbyterian Church. Each month, CPC children through the “Kids with Karts” program, collect non-perishable items for the pantry the first Sunday of each month. In addition, members assist with collecting, sorting, and distributing food to local families. For more information about the food pantry, please visit www.bcfoodpantry.com.
The Ball-Chatham Food Pantry Garden is a new initiative completed with the assistance of Boy Scout Troop #48. Fruits and vegetables will be grown to provide fresh produce for pantry clients in 2016. Another new development will be the expansion and renovation of the Food Pantry space within the church.
CPC also supports the needy through the Chatham Ministerial Alliance, and sponsors Fredy through our Children’s Clubhouse Sunday School program. During the holidays, families can also help others through the Holiday Book Drive and Angel Tree ministry.
Each summer, Frontline Youth embark on week-long summer mission trip and seek out opportunities to serve locally as well.
Special offerings, such as the One Great Hour of Sharing and Christmas Joy offering are also taken throughout the year to support mission through the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.