At CPC, we’re involved in missions within the community and the world. If you’re interested in volunteering or to learn more about each mission, contact the church at (208) 245-2686.
Our congregation fights world poverty by sponsoring a child through Compassion International. Each month a different family supports the child financially. We send birthday and Christmas gifts as well. Through this sponsorship we are helping our child to grow into a responsible fulfilled Christian adult.
We financially support the Mobile Market food truck from Second Harvest based in Spokane. Free produce and other groceries will be provided to anyone in need of food assistance.This food distribution is open to the public, with no appointment or documentation required. Second Harvest dates are announced in the newpaper and on Facebook.
Operation Christmas Child
The mission of OCC is”to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ.” Last year we collected, packed and prayed over 100 boxes! These boxes went to Mexico.
Little Free Pantry
The Little Free Pantry is a small, weather tight cabinet that is stocked with non-perishable foods and personal care items provided by anyone who has a little extra to spare and available for free to those who may need some help. Items vary depending on donations and weather. The pantry is located at the southwest corner of the church.
“Take what you need, Bring what you can…”
Yakutat Presbyterian Church
“We are a very small church in Yakutat, Alaska, an isolated community of around 600 people and accessible only by plane and sometimes by ferry. Our congregation had its beginnings as an Alaska Native (Tlingit Indian) mission church. We’re on our own now, which has been especially challenging in today’s economy, but with God’s help, we continue to be a viable presence in our community.”
Richard and Debbie Welch
The husband-wife team from Spokane are working in Guatemala. They have been to St. Maries twice to share their adventures and work. Richard and Debbie work as consultants for indigenous peoples to establish relationships with presbyteries serving the indigenous membership of the National Evangelical Presbyterian Church and the leadership of the national church. Through these relationships, they will help indigenous people gain access to primary, vocational, and theological education. Follow them on their blog site: guatemalapanorama.blogspot.com.
Snack Pack Ministry
This successful mission project is putting together healthy, nutritious snacks to supplement the weekend food for our local Head Start children. We want to help bridge the gap for these little ones by providing snacks that do not need adult help to prepare and provide extra nutrition for them on the weekends and school breaks. A team of volunteers fill bags with 10 – 13 items for each child for each week throughout the school year.
Senior Citizens Meal Site
The St. Maries Meal Site provides hot, healthy meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. The noon meal is provided for a suggested donation of $5 for seniors and $6 for others. The Community Presbyterian Church is proud to support the meal site with our missions contributions.