Did you know that our church supports and volunteers with several mission projects and opportunities? There is something here that everyone can do!
Food on the First
Our church family donates non-perishable food and money to Cooperative Christian Ministry in Cabarrus County. This ministry provides food to families in need in the community. In the past, the first Sunday of the month was the day to bring food to morning worship, and that food would all be delivered to CCM following the service. Now you may bring food at any time! We have a bin outside labeled, “CCM Donations” where you can bring food at your convenience. All groceries are brought inside the building daily until the next delivery goes out. Our children took a trip to Dollar Tree last year, and they were able to provide food for families with just $5!
This is a local ministry that provides food for the local students of the community. They serve about 200 students every school year with nutritional foods. Here at the church, we collect peanut butter, crackers, canned meets, and monetary donations. Andrea King picks up all of these donations, and they help serve children of all ages! If you would like to see all the ministries they provide, check out their website at http://www.esthersheart.com. You can also visit their Facebook page at Esther’s Heart for Transformation Ministry, Inc. We can make sure that there are no hungry children in our community!
Our church is a large supporter of CBF Missions. There are three families that we assist with living and ministry expenses, and they work really hard to show God’s love in the communities they serve!
Gennady and Mina Podgaisky serve in Kyiv, Ukraine. They facilitate the ministries offered at Village of Hope, which is a center that assists foster families. They offer Bible studies, provide counseling, and work with several children and youth.
Chaouki and Maha Boulos serve in Beirut, Lebanon. They pack and distribute over 500 packages of food to refugees every 5-6 weeks. Chaoui and Maha also financially support local pastors to start new ministries in the Middle East. They also support several local families in need of food and medical assistance.
Matt and Michelle Norman currently serve in Barcelona, Spain. They welcome immigrants and refugees, as well as assist local churches in ministry with secular communities. They also play a huge part in developing relationships with the European Baptist Federation.
During our Wednesday evening activities, the children learn about all the CBF Field Personnel and how they are working with others to spread the love of God. These lessons help them discover ways that they can help in their own community!
Performance Learning Center
This is a small non-traditional high school that provides an enhanced learning environment to help students succeed in reaching their educational goals. They focus on dropout prevention and help students that don’t do well in a regular school setting. They recognize that everyone learns at a different pace, and everyone is capable of success! The PLC is currently providing a Jumpstart program that will help students negatively impacted during COVID-19. They also offered a short day camp to help students that didn’t score well on their EOG/EOC tests. Our church provides Easter and Christmas hams, snacks, food, and monetary gifts. If you would like to help, please note “PLC” on your offering envelope or on the abundant giving app. To learn more about the Performance Learning Center, visit their website!
Harvest Community Farm
We have partnered with the YMCA, Meals on Wheels, the Cooperative Christian Ministries, and the First Assembly of God to operate this farm to provide fresh veggies to locals in the community in need of food. David Goforth has been instrumental in the upkeep and care of this farm. He has taught cooking classes using the current crops, and he teaches about prepping some of the more unfamiliar crops. In the past, our church members, including the children, have helped dig up the potatoes. There have been a lot of people fed from this garden!
Cuddle Up Coat Drive
Every year, we collect new or gently used children’s jackets to donate to Cabarrus Partnership for Children. They have given over 400 jackets to children in the community each year! As well as jackets, they also take donations of gloves, hats, new packaged preschool-sized underwear and socks, and Kohl’s cash and gift cards. Check out the other collection sites to see where your donations can be dropped at https://www.cabarruspartnership.org/get-involved/cuddle-up-coat-drive.