The Community Presbyterian Church Mission Team provides leadership for our church family in manifesting God's love as shown in the life of Jesus by identifying and responding to special needs in and beyond Redmond through work parties, special projects, and our on-going commitments of time, talent, financial support, compassion, prayer and faithful service to God.
Projects supported by Community Presbyterian Church:
Mission supports children in need in the Redmond School District through the Family Access Network. Our Shoes for Kids Program provided shoes for children who otherwise would have gone without. Our Mission Team and Children's Ministries jointly hosted a "Shoes for Kids Drive" in March that brought in 229 pairs of shoes and purchased 64 additional pairs of shoes. Not only did Mission support Shoes for Kids, but also purchased ear buds for the Chrome Books Math Program at Vern Patrick Elementary School.
Partnership with the Kisauni Parish in Kenya
In 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding was created between the Sessions of the Kisauni Parish, Presbyterian Church of East Africa of Mombasa, Kenya, and the Community Presbyterian Church, Cascades Presbytery of Redmond, Oregon.
In the spirit of Jesus' last instruction to his disciples [Acts 1:6-8], the mission is to build a sustainable church-to-church relationship as described in "...Doing Missions in a Changing Cultural and Political Setting." [presented by Rev. Kamau Thairu M., keynote speaker of the Kenya Mission Network Conference, February 2018]. CPC representatives to this past conference were Rev. Irv Nygren, Rev. Don Shaw, and Elder Linda Jackson-Shaw. Click here for the Presbyterian Mission News
For more information regarding CPC's partnership with the Kisauni Parish, those three individuals along with CPC members Rocky Johnson and Luann Johnson may be contacted through the church office. The partnership is based on the guiding principles of the Kenya Mission Network: kenyanetwork.org/Kenya_Network/Welcome.html
Currently, CPC contributes to two of Kisauni Parish's projects:
Feeding Children Project
Five days per week, more than 350 school children receive breakfast and lunch, as a ministry of the Kisauni Parish. CPC is contributing $1,500 of the annual $27,200 cost while the Kisauni Parish collects the balance. CPC's portion is obtained through the proceeds from the annual church parking lot sale, individual contributions, and a stipend from CPC's Mission Team.
Women's Hygiene Project
The Women's Guild of the Kisauni Parish provides hygiene products to girls and women in Mombasa's community, orphanages, and hospice centers. Without these products, young women and girls would not be able to attend school. CPC is contributing $600 of the annual $12,408 budget. The Kisauni Parish raises the balance. CPC's portion is collected from individual contributions, proceeds from the annual church parking lot sale, CPC's women's groups, along with funds from CPC's Mission Team.
In the most recent correspondence from Francis Muiru, the P.C.E.A. of Kisauni, he expressed gratitude on behalf of the parish for CPC's continued support both materially and by continually keeping them in our prayers. They are currently planning a large church project to purchase plots for their newest church, P.C.E.A Mishomoroni.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
The CASA volunteer is a trained volunteer who becomes a trusted adult empowered to ensure that each foster-care child is well cared for in a safe, loving, permanent home.
Central Oregon Chaplaincy
The Central Oregon Policy Chaplaincy is a Biblically-based, non-profit ministry that exists to serve and support all law enforcement and emergency service personnel and their families within Central Oregon.
COPY (Central Oregon Partnership for Youth)
This mission connects safe and appropriate adult mentors with children who have an incarcerated parent/caregiver. Mentors commit to spending a few hours per week with a child for a minimum of one year.
FISH (Friends In Service to Humanity)
This program helps those in the Redmond area who have emergency food needs. The food is donated by churches and individuals in the community as well as the Boy Scouts and United Way. Redmond Christian Church provides the house for FISH food distribution and the deacons transport all donations from CPC to the shelves of the FISH house.
This mission collects soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, wipes and hair products for distribution to the Redmond School district for those students in need, as well as providing grooming aids to the homeless in Redmond and for Grandma's House in Bend.
Habitat for Humanity
The third home was completed in 2016. Not only do many of our members work on the houses, but also many CPC volunteers are on the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.
This program provides transitional housing and assists local families with financial, emotional, and educational support.
Our volunteers serve the meals one day every other month and also provide leadership for Jericho Table. We contributed funds to provide approximately 1700 meals in 2016 for the hungry in our community.
Meals on Wheels
Members of the congregation deliver meals to people 60 and over that are homebound and unable to cook or shop for themselves.
We support after-school care for community children which includes helping children with homework.
Redmond Cold Weather Housing Project
Shepherd's House staffs the sleeping quarters for people without homes at various churches when the outside temperature is below freezing from October through March.
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