Knowing Jesus Christ
Growing in Grace
Going into the World with Hope
For more than 200 years, Presbyterians have responded to the call of Jesus Christ by proclaiming and living out our faith, laboring with love and energy to promote God’s justice in the world. At Clarksville Presbyterian, we serve by participating in local, national, and international initiatives.
We are a Hunger Action Congregation
Clarksville Presbyterian is a Certified Hunger Action Congregation, covenanted with other congregations in the PCUSA Presbyterian Hunger Program to help alleviate hunger and eliminate its underlying causes. The church was featured in “Backpack Buddies to Living Wages”, published by PC(USA), June 24, 2019.
Backpack Buddies was founded by Clarksville Presbyterian in 2013 and has grown into an ecumenical venture which now provides a bag of easily-prepared, non-perishable food to 120 elementary students and 40 middle school students at the end of each school week.
Clarksville Food Pantry - Clarksville Presbyterian was instrumental in creating a board to operate a Food Pantry, open to western Mecklenburg County residents twice each week. The Pantry is a member of the Virginia FeedMore Federation, which provides access to healthy, nutritious fresh, frozen, and canned food at prices well below retail, helping the Pantry stretch its precious cash donations for food purchases.
Local, National, and International Missions
Two committees of the church, the Mission Committee and CPC in the Community, coordinate a busy schedule of service and support of local, national, and international initiatives. In addition to our Hunger Action programs, we provide school and hygiene supplies for local schools, offer a “Cup of Cold Water” during Lakefest, cocoa during the Christmas parade, food baskets for local families, and serve at the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. We support our mission workers in Thailand, an orphanage in Haiti, Operation Christmas Child, and other offerings through Presbyterian Missions. There are many more opportunities for service, and community members who are not affiliated with CPC are welcome to join in.
Andy & Ellen Collins, Thailannd Missionaries
Chedlin Justinvil ,Yahve-Jire Children's Foundation orphanage
Presbyterian Mission is the national ministry arm of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the largest of the six General Assembly agencies of PC(U.S.A.) They partner with congregations, mid councils, worshiping communities, mission networks and many other groups to nurture and support Christ’s disciples wherever the Holy Spirit leads and the General Assembly directs us.